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post #1 of 8
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Reading through this forum, it seems like the MSI N560GTX-Ti Hawk is typically recommended as the best buy of the 560 Ti's.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127578

However, on Newegg, the EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB seems to have better reviews.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130604

What's the tradeoff between the two?
post #2 of 8
Actually I guess the best would be the newer version with 448 shaders. But that will run you ~$300. The MSI seems to have the best cooling and it is clocked much higher. I personally would go for that one. I do enjoy my ASUS, but that is not on your list.
   
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EVGA has better customer service and warranty. MSI has better air cooler, so it is cooler and quieter.
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post #4 of 8
EVGA FPB - a rather 'plain vanilla' card but with first rate EVGA customer service
MSI Hawk - spanks the EVGA FPB with it 950 clock and custom cooler but with dicey MSI customer service. Some have complained that the Hawk's cooler noise is bothersome.

You choose....
post #5 of 8
I used to have a Hawk, a Twin frozr II and an asus directCU II
All 560 Ti's (don't ask why, lol)

Twin frozr II was the most quiet/cool one, then the asus one.

The hawk was terribly loud and hot, that's why I returned it.
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If your going with EVGA get the 2gb version of it. BF3 takes up about 1.2-1.3 gigs of vram, this has 2 and would be the best one if you want to SLI after. I regret buying the 1gb 560ti.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130683
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I have two hawks in SLI and I must say that the noise of the fans is proportional to the quality of air flow inside the case.


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post #8 of 8
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Thanks for all of the input and advice.

I looked at the various 560 Ti's on Newegg again after looking at all of your responses, and now I'm wondering if it's worth it to spend a little more and go for the 2 GB MSI Twin Frozr II. From the reviews, it seems that it's fairly quiet and cool, and the 2 GB would ensure it lasts, especially if I want to SLI at some point in the future.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127608

I know there is a 448 shaders version coming out soon (tomorrow?), but I imagine that it will be out of my intended price range, as the 2 GB is already pretty much at the limit.

Thanks again for all the input so far.
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