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Zotac generally make good cards, yeah, but I'd still recommend this MSI one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127593

It's got the best aftermarket cooling over the Gigabyte and other brands, their twin frozr ii feature is pretty amazing and keep temperatures and noise down, along with that good OC headroom thanks to the quality components and build.
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EVGA GTX 570 HD 2560MB for total overkill.
^This.

This is Overclock.net, unless you are on a tight budget, overkill is meaningless... (insert expletive starting which means female dog here [plural])!

Like it was said earlier, you want more vram for when texture packs start swarming you. Also, "recommended" specs is highly debatable. They never state the resolution/settings.
Recommended specs to someone who has a single 1080p monitor is vastly different from that for someone who has an eyefinity set-up .

I'd say go for the best your money can buy. If you have a load of cash, get the GTX 570, if not, stick with the 560Ti (2GB is you can) and wait patiently to either sell it or SLI
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All I can say is that if you were once willing to spend $377.86 after shipping on that factory-overclocked GTX 570, then I recommend looking at one of these:

MSI Twin Frozr II GTX 570 for $359.98 after shipping

ASUS DirectCU II GTX 570 for $357.86 after shipping (comes with a $30 Mail-In Rebate)


The DirectCU II is better than the Twin Frozr II and it is noticeably lighter as well. I had the Golden Edition Twin Frozr II GTX 465 (unlocked), and I loved it. However, I am liking the DirectCU II even more.
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Thanks. My budget is around ~1500 bucks. If I go with the 570 I go over budget by like 50 bucks which honestly is not a big deal. I was just wondering if a good 560 Ti could handle everything Skyrim throws at it (without lag).

Edit: Thanks, TwoCables. I will consider those. Are they just as good as the Gigabyte?
    
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Thanks. My budget is around ~1500 bucks. If I go with the 570 I go over budget by like 50 bucks which honestly is not a big deal. I was just wondering if a good 560 Ti could handle everything Skyrim throws at it (without lag).

Edit: Thanks, TwoCables. I will consider those. Are they just as good as the Gigabyte?
I don't know; I don't even know if that Gigabyte card is the best. Although, I think we might be splitting hairs at this point.

By the way, though: if you do get the ASUS DirectCU II GTX 570, then remember one thing: don't use the overclocking software called ASUS SmartDoctor. No matter what card you get, I recommend MSI Afterburner 2.1.0. I tried SmartDoctor, and it was pathetic in comparison.
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I don't know; I don't even know if that Gigabyte card is the best. Although, I think we might be splitting hairs at this point.

By the way, though: if you do get the ASUS DirectCU II GTX 570, then remember one thing: don't use the overclocking software called ASUS SmartDoctor. No matter what card you get, I recommend MSI Afterburner 2.1.0. I tried SmartDoctor, and it was pathetic in comparison.
That's what most people tell me. I read very good things about that Aus card. My only concern is its size. Same goes for the Gigabyte. I'm no expert by any means but from the looks of things SLI may be tricky.

Thanks for all the help, guys. I think I have my mind made up.
    
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