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For my PC upgrades I've decided on an i5 2500K since I think it offers the best performance for the money. Next up is the GPU. I've all but chose the GTX 560 TI has my best bang for the buck GPU but I'm looking for other recommendations as well. I plan to eventually go SLI....but probably not right away. I'm not to familiar with AMD's offerings but from what I've seen, nVidia is leading this horse race. I'm indifferent though...whatever is best for the $200-$250 range is what I want.

Also, if the 560 ti is indeed the best for the money, what's the best make? EVGA for the warranty and support? Thanks for your help and rep for those of you kind enough to offer suggestions!
 
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You can get the MSi GTX 570 for $269.99 after Rebate from Newegg. I got two of them . The price/performance on these cards are amazing to begin with, and at this price it's almost insane to go with a 560 Ti.
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Originally Posted by metallicamaster3 View Post
You can get the MSi GTX 570 for $269.99 after Rebate from Newegg. I got two of them . The price/performance on these cards are amazing to begin with, and at this price it's almost insane to go with a 560 Ti.
Actually, the MSI N570GTX-M2D12D5 goes for $289 after MIR; $199 for a 560 Ti after MIR.

"Bang for the buck" - Does the 570 offer 45% higher performance?
Edited by jlells01 - 10/5/11 at 3:55pm
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For $70 more, you can have a card that performs significantly more .
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Originally Posted by metallicamaster3 View Post
For $70 more, you can have a card that performs significantly more .
I'm not a math major, but I believe $289-$199 equals $90, not $70.

Once again; given that a 570 goes for 45% more than a 560 Ti...does it offer 45% higher performance?
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I think the 560Ti is a great choice. I would suggest the MSI Twin Frozr designs. Other options to consider would be ATI 6950 and 6970.
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post #7 of 22
ASUS ROG MARS 2... The bang is in your wallet.

My vote goes to the 570, not too expensive and you can SLI it later for a nice powerful setup.

Also EVGA are a great, highly recommended.
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The 560ti for nvidia, or the 6950, possibly unlocked to a 6970 from ATI.
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gtx 560 ti or gtx 570

(p.s. go with the gtx 560 ti ,well thats my opinion ur choice)
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