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I will eventually upgrade from my horrible SyncMaster T220, which only runs at 1680x1050 -- to probably a 1920x1080. (The SyncMaster has miserable backlight bleed and does blacks rather poorly)

What's funny is that at first I was not impressed by the 560 (over my 4870), but then I began OC'ing my CPU to find that I was being completely held back @ 2.66GHz. Since the budget is currently tight, I'm going to wait until autumn to upgrade to a brand new rig, but I'm going to build it around my 560.

I would just hold on to the 4870 and wait until autumn to upgrade EVERYTHING, but jeeze, I'm tired of running all of my games on medium!
I recommend the monitor I have, Asus 24" 1920x1080 monitor with 2ms response time (called the VW246H) only $200 bucks and an amazing upgrade from the 17" monitor I use to have XD lol IMHO it's a great purchase

How future proof the card is depends on how you play, exactly what Ascii said. I'll be making a rig soon, and I'll be shooting for something that can max everything out and keep a minimum of 35+ FPS, don't wanna get it to close to the 30 mark where it will start to get slow, and I'll be shooting/hoping for the rig to be able to do that for a few years, that's future proof to me (obviously excluding Metro. I don't think any graphics cards out right now can do that)
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If by "performance" you in fact mean "booty" then I accept this answer.
Hmm, I don't think OCing helps with that.

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Whoa, wasn't aware it escalated to BOTH of them dieing.
It seems that way. In the future I'm just going to leave the memory alone. OCing it barely produced any noticable gains anyway.

There is the off chance that its a mobo issue, but IDK. I'll be grabbing another card tomorrow to test it out.
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Thank you all for your input. Definitely helped validate my purchase! And let's keep this little blind-buy between you and me, since I didn't tell the fiancee about this...

I will say that I've been browsing through some reviews of the Radeon 6950 1GB for comparison sake, but the consensus seems to be that the difference in both cards in real-world testing is basically a couple to a few frame rates. I think I"ll stick with my 560 and be done with it!
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It should hold on for around 2-3 years still, maybe even more. And if not, buy another one, put 'em in SLi, and get 580 performance.
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my gtx 275 used to glitch out in BFBC2 (the glitch where you can only see your HUD but everything else is black) and i think it was because it was overheating. since i upgraded to a gtx 560 Ti like you did, i havent had any problems, and i turned the graphics up almost all the way.

i think a lot of my problem was my airflow in my case, but it def. runs BC2 MUCH better. and most other games i can max out.
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i have noticed tighter fps with my 560 compared to my old gts 250 runnin @ black ops @ 1600x900 my 250 would go from 70fps all the way to 250 where as my 560 is staying at a nice 125 constant but allows me to max everything out with no fps loss.

and on 1080p my 250 only managed 60 with no settings turned way up but 560 again a contant 125 everything turned up

if i find i need more power im just going to buy a second and sli which should last this rig for some time (in the end this rig will only be folding)
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Its a solid purchase that will last for years... or until then next 'big' thing arrives.

You will probably ugrade your CPU and mobo before changing your card
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You will probably ugrade your CPU and mobo before changing your card
Yep! In probably September/October I'm going to be upgrading to Sandy Bridge, an SSD boot drive, new monitor, etc. I just couldn't help myself when I saw the price of this card.
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Yep! In probably September/October I'm going to be upgrading to Sandy Bridge, an SSD boot drive, new monitor, etc. I just couldn't help myself when I saw the price of this card.
if u wait that long may as well wait little longer and get an ivy
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if u wait that long may as well wait little longer and get an ivy
This. I'm looking forward to the Ivy Bridges.
    
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