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

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September 13, 2012 1:34:40 AM

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=N82E1681...

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=N82E1681...), 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?
September 13, 2012 1:48:59 AM

Currently this is on sale, and it's MUCH better than the GTX 560.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
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=N82E1681...
Also, this is a great deal on NCIX (made by XFX, also a great manufacturer):
http://ncix.ca/products/?sku=69829&vpn=FX787ACDFC&manuf...

Make sure your power supply supports the card!
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September 13, 2012 2:55:14 AM

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=N82E1681...
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=N82E1681...
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September 13, 2012 7:19:24 AM

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.
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September 14, 2012 7:08:23 AM

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=N82E1681...
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=N82E1681...


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.
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September 14, 2012 10:14:53 PM

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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