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It is time to change my Gainward 9800GT Golden Sample (1GB), for new nVidia graphic card... I'am big Intel/nVidia combo guy so do not talk me about AMD video cards, I know that they are good, but I am looking for nVidia...

The card that caught my eye was MSI NGTX560Ti HAWK Frozr III... I think that 560 will do the job for me right now, because it is not too expensive and I think It can give me some great ingame results... HAWK is about 220 euros in my country. Do you recommend any other particular model that will give me same or similar results with bit less money?

So my current configuration is something like this:
Cooler Master Silent Pro M700 (700W)
Asus P5Q Deluxe Motherboard
Geil Black Dragon 4x2GB DDR2 RAM
Intel Core2Quad Q6600, 4 @ 2.89 (planning to overclock it to 4Ghz if it is possible with my config.) On it I have Cooler Master Hyper 212 cooler, and plus 3 more coolers in my case, and if it is needed I will install those smaller ones on motherboard... My case btw is NZXT Hu001...

Thing that concerns me is, how will GTX560Ti HAWK work on my rig, because this rig is from 2009. Then it was ahead of it's time, now it is aging a bit, and first thing that I want to change is GPU... Is there enough Voltage, coolers, and thing that concerns me most, will it work with 8GB of DDR2 memory?

If you know any other good graphic cards that can give me results like GTX560ti, please recommend... That marketing thing with nVidia and Battlefield 3 and Arkham City is doing miracles... Jk, I was always nVidia kind a guy so don't blame me, I just like them...
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Logitech Wave Cooler Master Silent Pro M700 NZXT Hu001 SteelSeries Kinzu V2 Pro Black 
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Why would a video card not work with 8GB of DDR2 memory?

I suggest you spend more time reading through the forums.
    
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Why would a video card not work with 8GB of DDR2 memory?

I suggest you spend more time reading through the forums.
I saw on some other forum that GTX560ti would work better with DDR3 than DDR2, so DDR3 would give me more performance with 560... I'm glad that I won't have to spend some extra 150e on new memory...
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Western Digital Velociraptor 150GB; Harvest G. 1TB Cooler Master Hyper 212 Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Samsung SyncMaster T220 22" 
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Logitech Wave Cooler Master Silent Pro M700 NZXT Hu001 SteelSeries Kinzu V2 Pro Black 
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Western Digital Velociraptor 150GB; Harvest G. 1TB Cooler Master Hyper 212 Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Samsung SyncMaster T220 22" 
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Logitech Wave Cooler Master Silent Pro M700 NZXT Hu001 SteelSeries Kinzu V2 Pro Black 
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post #4 of 10
the hawk is a good card but runs a little hot and loud. You may wanna take a look at the Asus 560Ti Top too. It's stock clocked at 900Mhz, but the DCII cooler also allows for quality OCing.
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the hawk is a good card but runs a little hot and loud. You may wanna take a look at the Asus 560Ti Top too. It's stock clocked at 900Mhz, but the DCII cooler also allows for quality OCing.
I looked at that one too... http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/poll-9766-asus-msi.html this thread turned me into MSI... I was for Asus at first... Gigabyte OC isn't bad too... But mainly I am between MSI and Asus...
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Core2Quad Q9550 @2.89, OC in plan Asus P5Q Deluxe Gainward 9800GT Golden Sample 1GB Geil Black Dragon 4 x 2GB DDR2 RAM 
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Logitech Wave Cooler Master Silent Pro M700 NZXT Hu001 SteelSeries Kinzu V2 Pro Black 
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Western Digital Velociraptor 150GB; Harvest G. 1TB Cooler Master Hyper 212 Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Samsung SyncMaster T220 22" 
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Logitech Wave Cooler Master Silent Pro M700 NZXT Hu001 SteelSeries Kinzu V2 Pro Black 
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post #6 of 10
I would go with the MSI. Cooler works great smoking overclock factory.
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post #7 of 10
OC that Q6600 a bit and you will be fine for a while yet. Nothing wrong with having a brand preference either.

Realistically there isn't anything in that price range that will be better. The 470 is there but not as fast.
post #8 of 10
Stick with DDR2 + GTX 560ti.
    
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post #9 of 10
Assuming you're running a 64 bit OS, it'll work fine. Go for it, that 560ti is a great card.

DDR3 is only a little faster than DDR2, the difference is tiny.
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Well thank you guys! It came to Asus DCII Top and MSI HAWK... I will do the further research for few weeks... Once again big thanks...
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Core2Quad Q9550 @2.89, OC in plan Asus P5Q Deluxe Gainward 9800GT Golden Sample 1GB Geil Black Dragon 4 x 2GB DDR2 RAM 
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Western Digital Velociraptor 150GB; Harvest G. 1TB Cooler Master Hyper 212 Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Samsung SyncMaster T220 22" 
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Logitech Wave Cooler Master Silent Pro M700 NZXT Hu001 SteelSeries Kinzu V2 Pro Black 
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Western Digital Velociraptor 150GB; Harvest G. 1TB Cooler Master Hyper 212 Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Samsung SyncMaster T220 22" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Wave Cooler Master Silent Pro M700 NZXT Hu001 SteelSeries Kinzu V2 Pro Black 
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