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Originally Posted by amdcpu4life View Post
The 560 he has isnt a Ti.
Can he return it?
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Is this the friend you made a thread about converting?
No, not him.
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He can return everything except the video card, can only exchange it. But i think hes getting a 570 with the money he saved.
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post #64 of 71
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Originally Posted by jivenjune View Post
Can he return it?
LOL this ^^

Return the 560... Get a bigger card. Seriously look into a 570 or something. Maybe even a 580 if he can get the cash (you said he just got given $10,000...) 2500k + gtx 570 = win, 570 sli down the road - absolute win win win.

my 2500k and 570's are BEAST.

580 sli makes for an amazing gaming rig, but I found I get 85% of the performance of sli 580s with my 570s for 65% of the price...
Edited by jacobrjett - 7/26/11 at 4:45am
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post #65 of 71
I don't reckon he made a bad choice, Just last year that would of been a freaking excellent choice, Although he could've got better with the money.
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post #66 of 71
The 960 isn't half as bad as people make it sound. It's one helluva chip - especially if one is neither overclocking nor checking his/her fps every second.
When you want to encode, those 8 threads will come in really handy

Was is the smartest option given the price/performance? Heck no. But at this point, I will only support the switch to SB if the overall cost (Shipping, everything) is cheaper than his current set up.

Despite your EVGA fanboy-ism, I'd say get an ASUS or Gigabyte z68 since they are better known and you probably he have better community support that way.

Why on earth would anyone buy a 560 and not get the 560Ti?

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post #67 of 71
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post #68 of 71
I thought 1366 platforms offered superior PCI-express speeds when it came to SLI/Crossfire configurations? At least that's what I read somewhere.


In any case, I hope the rebuild for your friend works out well, and he should really try overclocking that 2500K, with a good cooler, it can be taken up pretty easily.
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post #69 of 71
For a little more, he could have gotten an entry level Gulftown. (i7 970)

Not bad, but for strictly gaming he's better of with an i5 2500k.
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Lol, on Facebook he wrote "Ah, dang it man "

After he seen all the replies.
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