Need advice on this card: Galaxy 56NPH6HS4IXX GeForce GTX 560

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within the next few weeks BUDGET RANGE:$150-$250 (depending on how much I have left over from the rest of my computer build budget which is $800)

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming (Arma 2, CS, HL2, BF3), Video Editing/Rendering, Watching Videos.

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: CPU:Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz MoBo:http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130655

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.ca, ncix.ca, amazon.ca (I'm from Canada btw :) )

PARTS PREFERENCES: Any card that works good.
OVERCLOCKING: Most likely not.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: I have yet to choose a monitor, but it will probably be one thats worth around a $100.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I'm not an expert on video cards, so when I saw this card:(http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162085), I wasn't sure what to think. It's price is a lot cheaper than of other cards with 2gb,256-bit. I was just wondering how this card would work with my system build. Im looking to play games like Arma 2 at high settings and get 40+ fps. Also, is a 2gb card really worth it, and can I reduce the amount of money I spend on my CPU?
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  1. Currently this is on sale, and it's MUCH better than the GTX 560.
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161404
    However, it's out of stock at the moment. You can wait or get this, which is the same card but more expensive:
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127681
    Also, this is a great deal on NCIX (made by XFX, also a great manufacturer):
    http://ncix.ca/products/?sku=69829&vpn=FX787ACDFC&manufacture=XFX&promoid=1219

    Make sure your power supply supports the card!
  2. That card would work horribly for your build. That will play no games on high. If you want to be able to play the majority of games on High setting I would adjust your budget to 150+. This is a really good card.
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130664
    It will run most games on high settings and is relatively cheap. I kind of agree that you should wait for that 7870 too. But I am currently waiting to upgrade my card to that one too.
    Also if you don't want to wait and get a card in the same price range you could get a 7850, but the 7850 is decently weaker than the 7870.
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102998
  3. i dont think one can get 1080p capable monitors for $100. atleast not from reputable brands. if you are gonna game at less than 1080p get 7850 . however if you want 1080p monitor get 7870.
  4. lt_dan_zsu said:
    That card would work horribly for your build. That will play no games on high. If you want to be able to play the majority of games on High setting I would adjust your budget to 150+. This is a really good card.
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130664
    It will run most games on high settings and is relatively cheap. I kind of agree that you should wait for that 7870 too. But I am currently waiting to upgrade my card to that one too.
    Also if you don't want to wait and get a card in the same price range you could get a 7850, but the 7850 is decently weaker than the 7870.
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102998


    I beg to differ.

    I just bought this card yesterday for my current build:

    Mobo: Asus P5E-VM HDMI

    Proc: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 3.0 GHz Overclocked to 3.6 and undervoltaged to 1.248v

    Ram: 8GB Gskill DDR2-800 (PC2-6400)

    56NPH6HS4IXX Galaxy GeForce GTX 550 GC Factory Overclocked and Custom overclocked to:
    Volt: 1.087v
    Core: 950 MHz
    Mem: 2050 MHz
    Shader: 1900 MHz
    This card overclocks VERY well.

    Monitor: Visio 55" 3D television running 1080p or 1920x1080x32 @24 or 60 hz refresh rate (depending on whether i have nvidia 3d vision turned on or not)

    PSU: 730w RaidMax Modular PSU


    Game data is as follows:

    Crysis 2: 30 FPS Ultra GFX settings with Nvidia 3D Vision turned on Barely any Jitter or visual lag

    Battlefield 3: 40-50 FPS on Ultra with no jitter or visual lag whatsoever.

    Just Cause 2: 60 frames (Vsync) Highest settings no jitter or visual lag

    Batman Arkham Asylum: Benchmark test PhysX: avg framerate 60 FPS settings on full.

    Skyrim: Anywhere between 40-70 FPS depending on where i'm looking on ULTRA settings

    That's all I could test in one day. But i believe it's enough to show that this card is very good at what it's made to do. Not to mention once I get my Antec Twelve Hundred case it will run even better since airflow will no longer be a problem. (Currently running all this in a crappy mid tower old case)

    I believe i've made my point.
  5. That's a different card. I was talking about that POS $27 one. The 7870 and 560 are good although very different and I am currently looking to buy a 7870.
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