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post #1 of 17
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Hey folks,

Planning on upgrading my graphics in late August.
Currently my system is bottlenecked by my 260GTX, at least I'd say that . System so far is:

i5 2500K on 4Ghz
4 GB DDR3 1066 RAM
ASUS P8P67 B3 Rev.
Palit 260GTX Supersonic

When the GFX Upgrade is done I think that I can use the rig for like 2 years without problems. That would be my aim. A little bit of OCing for the GFX Card would also be nice. Not too much though, I wanna stay safe for 24/7.

Question now is 560TI vs 570. I want to get the most out of my money and I'd say 300 € is the maximum I'd be willing to pay.

Any suggestions?


PS: Would it make any difference to have 8 instead of 4 Gigs RAM? RAM is so ridiculously cheap at the moment that if it brings performance I'd buy some new too. You get 8 Gigs DDR3 for 35€ lulz... What happening there... Why its so cheap
Edited by ShadowBSE - 8/1/11 at 8:12am
post #2 of 17
If you're worried about budget go 560Ti all the way. Overclocked decently you'll come darn close to a stock 570 at a significant savings. That being said, if you got the money to burn and want 15-20% better performance, go 570...
post #3 of 17
dont get the ram and get a 570 and overclock your i5 more
post #4 of 17
I'd have to say GTX 570 hands down. & if i were u i would get more RAM let's say 8GB
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Which models would you advice? Overclocking my i5 even more with air cooling isn't really neccesary I guess. 16Ghz should be more than enough
And I guess for 35€ I'll get that 8GB kit.. Still can't believe RAM is so cheap atm.. What the hell happened there xD

Can I still use my old 4 Gigs so that I've got 12 in total then?
post #6 of 17
If all you do is gaming and surfing the web, the only benefit to having 8 gigs of ram over 4 gigs is being able to tell people you have 8 gigs of ram...
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I'm also doing some movies sometimes and some photoshopping. Also I like to mod my games with large Texture mods, e.g. the Fallout and Elder Scrolls Series.
post #8 of 17
i guess youd want the 8gb ram if you photoshop some heavy stuff

otherwise. no .. your still good with 4gb of ram in games
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post #9 of 17
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Okay I searched a bit and the best 560TI model I've found is the

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 Ti Super Overclock 1000M for 220€

How is this one compared to a stock 570 which costs ~ 250€? Is there any better model? Would be a 2GB 560TI better?
post #10 of 17
Get a 1Gb 560 Ti, it will serve it's purpose beautifully. If the 2Gb version is very close to the same price, consider it, because I can't even load up some games with heavy graphics mods. Have you also considered a GTX 480? I know it's the last generation, but find one with a good aftermarket cooler, and it will have roughly the power of a 570, with more available VRAM then both the 560 Ti and 570. Just a thought.

RAM prices are being slashed all over the place, you might as well get 8Gb now, when it's super cheap.
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