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Ok currently my sig rig has SLI GTS 250's well im wanting to go to 1 card to free up pci slots and get rid of problems of recent nvidia drivers. :\\ So i see a few GTX 460/GTX 550Ti/GTX 560's around... i heard that it goes like this...

stock:
GTX 560>GTX 460 > GTX 550Ti
-somehow that doesnt seem right to me. ^_^ please correct me if im wrong!

Overclocked:
GTX 460 > GTX 560 > GTX 550 Ti


so what is the better card to get? im not a HARDCORE gamer... but its time to give the GTS series cards a break. im going to sandy bridge and not planning on running these GTS cards for anything more than backup or PHYSX as well its seemingly easier to find a board with 1 16x slot rather than one that will do 16x on each slot. i will also be doing this mod here on whatever card i end up purchasing.


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i5 2500k
ATX mobo - *need some ideas here as i prefer ATX for the slots unless the mATX is just too good to pass up *
8-16GB ram - *due to video editing and some photoshop multitasking. :\\
new 700w-1000w PSU *needs ideas here as well*
possibly a H100 for my i5 or modding this H50.

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Plenty of people will tell you that the Nvidia 4xx series was quite hot and power hungry compared to the 5xx series (a bit like the 1st gen Intel CPUs, huh?). If you want a great card without killing your wallet, the GTX 560Ti is a very good investment, and provides a great combo when SLIed. I suggest you consider it as it rates pretty well when it comes to bang for buck.

As for a PSU, I have no idea what a 'Rocketfish' is but I do know that, Antec, Silverstone, Corsair and Seasonic all make great PSUs that you should look into.
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Originally Posted by MercurySteam View Post
Plenty of people will tell you that the Nvidia 4xx series was quite hot and power hungry compared to the 5xx series (a bit like the 1st gen Intel CPUs, huh?). If you want a great card without killing your wallet, the GTX 560Ti is a very good investment, and provides a great combo when SLIed. I suggest you consider it as it rates pretty well when it comes to bang for buck.

As for a PSU, I have no idea what a 'Rocketfish' is but I do know that, Antec, Silverstone, Corsair and Seasonic all make great PSUs that you should look into.
Only the GF100 were hot and power hungry. GTX460 is another story, as it's very cool, doesn't consume a lot of power, and it has a very high overclocking potential.
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i think if you compare the cards a 560 would be like a 470 power wise. If your going to upgrade take a look at a 560ti. Sandy bridge mobos can only do dual x8 for pcie slots. You could always wait for Sandy bridge E that will have true dual x16 lanes on the slots.
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honeslty now im very much moving towards single card vs SLI. so a GTX 560 Ti my best bet right now?
 
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yep, 560ti > 560 = 460
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rdrdrdrd View Post
yep, 560ti > 560 = 460
reiterate that please.... so its this meaning that a 560 is the same as a 460 on a performance level but not as a good as a 560Ti?
 
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Yeah, out of those 3, the 560Ti is the strongest. Performance wise, the 560 non-Ti is essentially a higher clocked 460. If you ran a 460 and a 560 non-Ti at the same speed, there'd be no noticeable performance difference between the two.
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reiterate that please.... so its this meaning that a 560 is the same as a 460 on a performance level but not as a good as a 560Ti?
yes
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The 560ti is the best bang for your buck right now from Nvidia.
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