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GTX 560 Ti or GTX 570

post #1 of 8
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Need help choosing a graphics card for my needs, hope this is the right place to post it
Currently I'm looking at the EVGA GTX 560 Ti superclocked or the EVGA GTX 570 superclocked and I can't decide which one, and am wondering if my specs are good enough to even make a big difference without bottlenecking the cards or anything

I have a HP m9510f currently (a big mistake I made, hate the thing but got it for a decent deal)
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200
8 GB DDR RAM
have a 1920x1080 resolution
Might be purchasing new CPU, Motherboard, and RAM within a year or so

Going to switch the components into to a Antec Nine Hundred two and buy a power supply and graphics card
I'm looking to play games on 60fps on around medium settings or higher, and hoping to get good frames on Battlefield 3

If theres a better card for my needs please tell
Thanks!
post #2 of 8
Go for the best GPU you can afford, if you're upgrading everything later on it won't matter if you're "bottlenecking" the card ATM as you'll be able to use the GPU fully in the long run. The 570 should be perfect for your needs, and you should get good usage form it even out of a Q8200.
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If you decide to go for the Antec 902 get the Version 3 (v3) case.

Two things I would mention though is that:

- the HDD bays all face towards the motherboard and don't have the bottom half HDD bays facing sideways for easier access.

- the Power Supply goes at the bottom of the case so your PSU effectively goes upside down.

Still a great case for cooling though. Personally for your GPU I'd go for the MSI versions of the 570 or ASUS.
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Your CPU is going to bottleneck both cards so the 560 for now. As suggested above, if you're upgrading soon the 570 might be a better choice.
    
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Can anyone recommend a manufacturer for the GTX 560ti? I'm leaning towards MSI because of my need for something that has really good cooling and low noise. Let me know if you guys would recommend something different.
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post #6 of 8
You have a few options.

Get the cheapest reference card and slap on an aftermarket cooler.

Or get one of these with pre-installed better-then-stock coolers.
Gigabyte, MSI, Palit, EVGA, or my personal favorite, Asus.

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post #7 of 8
Thanks for the quick response. Is there any charts I can compare different GTX560 ti in terms of noise and temperature?
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post #8 of 8
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Thanks for all the replies, ordered the 570
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