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Go with the 570. The problem with the 570 seems to have been a bad batch of cards that went out, there was a huge spike of dead cards and it's basically fizzled out. Significantly more people on OCN have overclocked 570s that have run perfectly for months than there are people that have had a card die, and a fair number of the dead cards were well past the standard 1.1v limit with modded bios.
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The msi gtx560ti hawk & asus gtx560ti direct cuII are the two best OC capable gtx560ti,since msi isn't available in your city go with asus.
HOPE THIS HELPS.
Thanks, was planning on getting the Asus one since it has so many good reviews.

Anyone able to find any reviews on EVGA's 560 Ti SuperClocked with the new cooler, I'm having no luck what so ever, I take it it was recently released.
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Was it a software or hardware problem?
hardware, but it was a bad batch (imho)
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Go with the 570. The problem with the 570 seems to have been a bad batch of cards that went out, there was a huge spike of dead cards and it's basically fizzled out. Significantly more people on OCN have overclocked 570s that have run perfectly for months than there are people that have had a card die, and a fair number of the dead cards were well past the standard 1.1v limit with modded bios.
That would seem to be the case, the problem is I'm buying locally from a retailer and their cards sit in storage/shelves for quite a long time, so if it's a hardware problem with the initial batches, it could still be a problem for me.

That and I can't run SLI 570's overclocked on my current power supply.

But I can run 560's in SLI and if BF3's trailers were actually rendered on a single GTX 580, then SLI 560's would be sufficient for me, and by the time BF3 comes out I'm hoping the 560's prices will drop more.
Edited by OrangeBunnies - 5/30/11 at 12:27pm
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That would seem to be the case, the problem is I'm buying locally from a retailer and their cards sit in storage/shelves for quite a long time, so if it's a hardware problem with the initial batches, it could still be a problem for me.

That and I can't run SLI 570's overclocked on my current power supply.

But I can run 560's in SLI and if BF3's trailers were actually rendered on a single GTX 580, then SLI 560's would be sufficient for me, and by the time BF3 comes out I'm hoping the 560's prices will drop more.
you don't need to SLI a 570, that is, unless you want to run everything (AA and such) at max. Just stay with one card, less hassle with compatibility and such.
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That would seem to be the case, the problem is I'm buying locally from a retailer and their cards sit in storage/shelves for quite a long time, so if it's a hardware problem with the initial batches, it could still be a problem for me.

That and I can't run SLI 570's overclocked on my current power supply.

But I can run 560's in SLI and if BF3's trailers were actually rendered on a single GTX 580, then SLI 560's would be sufficient for me, and by the time BF3 comes out I'm hoping the 560's prices will drop more.
Hmm, fair point. But, it should be noted that most of the people who had an RMA'd 570 fail a second time were able to get a 580 in return. Since you're now thinking towards SLI, I absolutely recommend getting a 2GB 560ti, since that more accurately matches the power of 560ti SLI and gives you more freedom later with bigger/more monitors.
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Hmm, fair point. But, it should be noted that most of the people who had an RMA'd 570 fail a second time were able to get a 580 in return. Since you're now thinking towards SLI, I absolutely recommend getting a 2GB 560ti, since that more accurately matches the power of 560ti SLI and gives you more freedom later with bigger/more monitors.
Will the memory limit the cards that much as I don't plan on using multiple monitors or resolutions above 1920x1080.

RMA GTX 570, get GTX 580.... what brand?!?!
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just gonna throw this out there why not get a 6950? Also if your gonna get a 560 Ti go with the Asus one you linked
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Thanks, was planning on getting the Asus one since it has so many good reviews.

Anyone able to find any reviews on EVGA's 560 Ti SuperClocked with the new cooler, I'm having no luck what so ever, I take it it was recently released.
asus gtx560ti direct cuII is a custom designed card,but evga gtx560ti ds super clocked is a reference card with a custom cooler,the asus gpu will oc better so I highly recommend you to take the asus one.
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I would say stay away from the PNY card. I have had too many of that brand just crap out on me, and have just had enough of them myself. I am currently using the Palit 560 ti 2gb card and it has performed great over that last few months with no problems at all. Its also quite as well, although I haven't overclocked it at all yet, I play BFBC2 all the time and its maxed out with no issues, so no need to overclock. Good luck with your purchase.

Just outta curiosity... Can you ask maybe the store clerk if he can order you a card? Is this a huge retail store or more like a mom & pop setup. That way if he orders the card for you, then you will have your peace of mind of buying locally. Just a thought.
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