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I was in bestbuy today and saw this new model GTX 560 on the shelf.
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/EVGA+-+G...3628108&st=gtx evga&cp=1&lp=4

It says it is a superclocked version and seems to be a decent price. Is this a good deal is it no better than a $200 gtx 560? There are about 6 different EVGA GTX 560's so I'm just a little confused what to go with... looking to replace my GTS 250. Thanks everyone.

in comparison to these, I have no idea
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...D&PageSize=100
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the best buy was is a good price for a 2 gig BUT for 10 bucks more u can get the hawk one
 
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If I had to choose a GTX 560, then I wouldn't go with this one. It's too expensive for such a small overclock. The main reason why it costs so much is b/c of the 2GB of VRAM. Unless you're going SLI, then a 1GB card is fine.
    
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If you take a look, each of those cards on newegg typically have the same clock speeds.
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Core Clock: 900 Mhz (v.s. 822 Mhz reference)
900Mhz is an overclocked card from the factory, while 822Mhz is the stock clock speed.
Each card will perform based on its clock speed. (They have the same number of core shaders)

A 850Mhz card has potential to simply overclock to 900Mhz using software like EVGA precision or MSI afterburner. (simply changing a setting and seeing if it is stable or not)

Sometimes, there are higher quality coolers and\\or higher quality VRMs on overclocked \\ Super overclocked cards to handle these loads, and that is where you should research if any time is spent at all.

VRMs distribute and handle the voltages. as a cards clock speeds get higher, there is more stress on VRMs. Some boards come with a few extra VRMs to handle the higher amps on the card.

If your NZXT Tempest EVO case has great airflow, worry less about the design of the card's fans (blower = exhaust out the back of the card, vs Twin Frozer style where heat enters the case).
instead worry about noise and reliability.
    
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thanks, if I didn't want to overclock the card myself and get a factory one, which would you recommend? Or is a stock reference card the better bang for your buck? I feel like the gts250 is the bottleneck of my system so I'd like to go big here but not too crazy (570 or higher).
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Bang for your buck, I would consider a Nvidia GTX 460. They've got quite a bit more power than the GTS 250, and the card runs about $140.

The main reason it seems people go for reference cards, Some offer excellent warranties (up to lifetime!), and others go for water cooling, it is typically designed for the reference cards.

If anyone else would like to add to that, please feel free to correct me.

Grab the card with a good clock speed, not just the words "super overclocked" because that is more of a marketing thing.
and I would do a quick search to see what others say about the card that you like:
1) experiences with RMA (just in case you have to)
2) noise levels with the card
    
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and yes, a GTS250 is the bottle neck of your system during games.
GTS250 is basically a 9800GT if I remember correctly, which is a rebadged 8800GTS 512mb?
So, you're basically getting a 2007 card.

GTX460 has pretty good performance numbers. Next step up is either GTX570 $$ or GTX 480
    
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and yes, a GTS250 is the bottle neck of your system during games.
GTS250 is basically a 9800GT if I remember correctly, which is a rebadged 8800GTS 512mb?
So, you're basically getting a 2007 card.

GTX460 has pretty good performance numbers. Next step up is either GTX570 $$ or GTX 480
GTS 250 is a 9800GTX+
    
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Should I just go with the cheapest one on newegg ($200) then and worry about overclocking later?

I want to use it for battlefield 3 on maximum.. but cant find any comparisons between the gts 250 and the gtx560. Will it be worth it? or should I SLI the gts250. I can actually run around 15-25fps on max already.
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The 560ti is considerably more powerful than a gts250. Probably twice as fast, or more.

This is the best one you can get. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127578

950mhz out of the box, and excellent cooling.
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