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Poll Results: Make it easier :)

Poll expired: Jul 24, 2011 This is a multiple choice poll
  • 45% of voters (10)
    GTX 570
  • 54% of voters (12)
    GTX 560 Ti
  • 0% of voters (0)
    GTX 560 no Ti
22 Total Votes  
post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
Hi guys, I have found 3 deals on the EVGA B-Stock and I can't decide which one to buy.

1. EVGA GTX 570 $225 (after code FACEBOOK50K)

2. EVGA GTX 560 Ti $162 (after code FACEBOOK50K)

3. EVGA GTX 560 (no Ti) $135 (after code FACEBOOK50K)

The price doesn't matter that much but I don't want to spend extra than what I need.

My requirements:
1. Ultra/high settings on games like Crysis 2, NFS:Shift 2, CoD: MW3 (not out yet) with 1440x900 (might upgrade my moniter soon to 22"-24")
2. MUST last me 3 years, means that I get playable fps (30) on games after three years with medium/low settings. (Like my 8600gts)

I'm also upgrading my PSU so i need some recommendation on that too.

Thanks guys. If you have any more recommendations, please post.
Edited by wjq8g6 - 7/17/11 at 1:35pm
post #2 of 22
Unless you're dead set on Nvidia, it looks like an AMD card would suit you better. You could get a 6950 for about the same as a 570, unlock it to a 6970, and overclock it to around 900mhz or so. Instant 580 killer. But between your choices, I would go for the 570 if you've got the cash to spare.

Also the 2gb buffer on the 6950 would really help if you ever got that 24 inch monitor.
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post #3 of 22
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The problem with the 6950 is that what if it doesn't unlock.
post #4 of 22
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Originally Posted by wjq8g6 View Post
The problem with the 6950 is that what if it doesn't unlock.
I don't know of any ref card with a bios switch that doesn't.

If you're really concerned, you could buy a used one here that is known to unlock and save even more money.
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post #5 of 22
Thread Starter 
I checked the For sale thread but the cheapest unlocked ones are $260, which is $35 more than the GTX 570.
post #6 of 22
Just go for 560Ti, it can easliy overclock to the higher core clock, the performance of it can even beat reference 570 or 6950, but what I think is why not go for GIGABYTE 560Ti OC? it has the Windforce cooler and Ultra Durable Materials, maybe the price will be little higher than EVGA's, but its warranty is confirmed by the date you bought it, and is still effective when you trade it in 3 years.
post #7 of 22
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shinjo View Post
Just go for 560Ti, it can easliy overclock to the higher core clock, the performance of it can even beat reference 570 or 6950, but what I think is why not go for GIGABYTE 560Ti OC? it has the Windforce cooler and Ultra Durable Materials, maybe the price will be little higher than EVGA's, but its warranty is confirmed by the date you bought it, and is still effective when you trade it in 3 years.
I was thinking about the Gigabyte 560 Ti and 6950. But if you can get a GTX 570 for cheaper than a 560 Ti or a 6950, why not?
post #8 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by wjq8g6 View Post
The problem with the 6950 is that what if it doesn't unlock.
Then you've still got a high end video card?
post #9 of 22
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by TMallory View Post
Then you've still got a high end video card?
But I could've gotten a GTX 570 for less the price, so why go for the hd 6950.
post #10 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by railfan844 View Post
unless you're dead set on nvidia, it looks like an amd card would suit you better. You could get a 6950 for about the same as a 570, unlock it to a 6970, and overclock it to around 900mhz or so. Instant 580 killer. But between your choices, i would go for the 570 if you've got the cash to spare.

Also the 2gb buffer on the 6950 would really help if you ever got that 24 inch monitor.
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