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I have these cards, which after this fiasco, I'm returning to Newegg shortly.

I'll surely be pushing for an advanced refund so I can order two different cards. That said, I'm considering getting two of these GTX 560 Ti Twin Frozr cards as a replacement, downgrading from the dual 570s.

The 570s, in theory, are the sweet-spot for price/performance. When they work, I'm sure they're amazing cards. I originally bought them knowing that with SLI I could max out BC2 and BF3, as well as CoD:BO and CoD:MW3.

Even though the ratio for price/performance drops a bit, I'll still be pocketing ~$200 which I could use to upgrade the fans all around my HAF 932 as well as take my girlfriend out for date night . The Twin Frozrs, from what I can see, have amazing temperatures all around the board, which is excellent. I game with headphones, so having a sharp fan-speed-curve would be perfect, so that during in-game sessions the fans can crank up as much as they want, and when the computer is idle it won't whoosh too much to keep me from getting to sleep (but I do need that hum!).

I'm debating. Either way, I'll be calling Newegg in a little while to get my advanced refund. I could either get a pair of GTX 570s from EVGA on Amazon, or get these 560 Tis off of Newegg. Decisions, decisions.
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please don't go shooting yourself in the foot by downgrading like that. 200 bucks aint much, even for a minimum income guy like myself. You're far better off getting a couple of 570s that work.
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For 1080p, I would get the 560tis. It would be adequate for maxing out BF3. At the most, turning down some AA wouldnt hurt.
    
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What you need to think about is the fact that the processing power of 2 x 560s and even my 460s is more than capable to process everything in a 1GBvram buffer. This make is somewhat annoying to be lacking in VRAM. Although on the plus side i do get solid 60fps within the VRAM limit but that means having to scale back games like crysis 2 and only able to play battlefeild on high setting. If you do decide to get 560s I strongly recommend picking up 2GB versions to make use of all the processing power
    
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please don't go shooting yourself in the foot by downgrading like that. 200 bucks aint much, even for a minimum income guy like myself. You're far better off getting a couple of 570s that work.
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For 1080p, I would get the 560tis. It would be adequate for maxing out BF3. At the most, turning down some AA wouldnt hurt.
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What you need to think about is the fact that the processing power of 2 x 560s and even my 460s is more than capable to process everything in a 1GBvram buffer. This make is somewhat annoying to be lacking in VRAM. Although on the plus side i do get solid 60fps within the VRAM limit but that means having to scale back games like crysis 2 and only able to play battlefeild on high setting. If you do decide to get 560s I strongly recommend picking up 2GB versions to make use of all the processing power
Looks like I'll be getting new 570s then . FYI, btw, I game on a CRT that's 2304x1440 @ 85Hz (so vsync is at 85). Since it's a CRT though, I don't use any AA or AF.
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Yea, stick with the 570s
On a side note msi seems to be dissapointing with cards lately I had to RMA my 580 lighting after 2 weeks
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What's your price range for the new 570s? I'd go with the

if possible. Should net you two copies of Batman Arkham City also, maybe one to share with someone who recommends the best 570s maybe?
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I'd consider getting a pair on 2gb 560 ti
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127608
Look around for those. Doesn't lack vram and has that twin frozr II you seem to like.
 
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Looks like I'll be getting new 570s then . FYI, btw, I game on a CRT that's 2304x1440 @ 85Hz (so vsync is at 85). Since it's a CRT though, I don't use any AA or AF.
W900 is a beast, you sometimes forget how good a CRT looks compared to LCD's as far as color correctness and complete lack of input lag.

I would go with a different brand 570's, maybe EVGA or something.
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