Hello all. After lurking around these forums for the longest time I decided that it was time I made an account and asked a question that's killing me.
As the title suggest, it's that time of the year when I decide to upgrade my hardware. However I have a major dilemma should I pick this card
Gigabyte GTX 560TI SOC
OR THIS ONE
EVGA GTX 570 Superclocked
The main difference between the two is obvious: price. I'm planning on gaming in 1080p. These are the specs for the rest of my computer:
CPU: Intel i5-2500k
RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (1600mhz)
PSU: Rosewill Green Series RG630-S12 630W
Case: Rosewill FUTURE Gaming (4 120mm fans - 2 were DOA)
And here's my questions:
1. How much room is there left on the 950mhz clocked GTX 560TI for overclocking? I'm not planning to overclock JUST yet but might want to in the future.
2. Is the $100 premium for the GTX 570 justified since I'm not planning on playing at 1600p anytime soon (read: not in the next 2-3 years for sure).
3. How bad is this VRM problem I've read about with GTX 570s? Can it kill my stock overclocked card? I know EVGA offers a lifetime warranty but I need to make sure if it's safe to overclock the card at all.
4. Has anything changed/is different in the design of the EVGA GTX 570 by comparison to the reference card? I read on these forums that EVGA was prepping a 6 phase VRM for their GTX 570's and I also so a picture of a SuperClocked 570 with 6 phases but I can't tell if they're real or bogus.
I know most first posts on a forum are "Hi my name is..." so hopefully I'm not being *that* big of an ass for asking this in my first post but I could really use some help. Thanks!