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worth 179.99 shipped as B stock? Almost done deciding between that and a 6950. 6950 is a little more expensive and the 560ti is a stretch to what I wanted to spend anyways.


Any suggestions before I confirm the order?
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worth 179.99 shipped as B stock? Almost done deciding between that and a 6950. 6950 is a little more expensive and the 560ti is a stretch to what I wanted to spend anyways.


Any suggestions before I confirm the order?
6950 is better. Unlocks, extra memory, scales better in CF, etc.
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I would have to find a specific 6950 to unlock and that means more $$$ than I want to spend. I'm not going CF or SLI. I have better things for my disposable income like firearms and munitions.

I've already ruled out the 6950.
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Remember...B stock has a super gimped warranty. I think 30 days or so. The failure rate of Nvidia has been a little higher recently. To me...I don't think the $40 savings is worth not having any warranty. I would avoid B Stock. if your card dies one day out of the warranty you are sunk and every single one of the cards is a refurb so that means they already have died once.
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6950 is better. Unlocks, extra memory, scales better in CF, etc.
Better in CF? you and the AMD drivers make me laugh.

560 Ti are great, SLI or not SLi and they are great overclockers too!
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Remember...B stock has a super gimped warranty. I think 30 days or so. The failure rate of Nvidia has been a little higher recently. To me...I don't think the $40 savings is worth not having any warranty. I would avoid B Stock.
That is definitely a concern. Thanks for sharing but it's a $60-$70 difference using newegg pricing.
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Remember...B stock has a super gimped warranty. I think 30 days or so. The failure rate of Nvidia has been a little higher recently. To me...I don't think the $40 savings is worth not having any warranty. I would avoid B Stock. if your card dies one day out of the warranty you are sunk and ever single one of the cards is a refurb so that means they already have died once.
^ture! If your going to buy a B stock, why not find one on for sale area here. Evga doesn't perform as well as other cards. But only reason why they sell so many is the lifetime warranty. If your not getting that, get something diff.
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I'm not worried about performance differences related to frequency as all 560ti's should perform identical at the same clocks. Cost effectiveness is a key factor here.
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Better in CF? you and the AMD drivers make me laugh.

560 Ti are great, SLI or not SLi and they are great overclockers too!
Dispatching AMD fanboy minions. You and your Nvidia machines will be wiped out momentarily in a flood of bad drivers and poor tesselation. Please stand by.
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That is definitely a concern. Thanks for sharing but it's a $60-$70 difference using newegg pricing.
You just have to shop around...560ti's will be found open box on newegg quite often as well. Even if you buy second hand here off of OCN or ebay you can ussually get the warranty transfered; depends on the brand and if you are willing to make a phone call.

You could also look for the comparable cards...480's can be had at good prices. The 6870 can trade some blows as well. Remember to check Amazon...lately all my hardware purchases have been from there and have been a decent amount cheaper than newegg.


Though I know that waiting can be hard.
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