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Don't really need help. Just wonder............... How many people (if any) have or had a cyclone II 550ti? I'm just curious. This card was 130 dollars on newegg and it is my FIRST NVIDIA card. I'm kind of excited because I've heard great things from ATI and Nvidia. So anyone have any awesome links for a review of it? or some bench testings?

I'm gonna be converting from a radeon 4850 and I know this card should be a HUGE step up.

Please no one say "for a few dollars more you could have gotten this".. Because I'm VERY well aware of what I "could" have gotten. I know what everything costs and there was a reason I bought this card smile.gif.

Thx in advance!
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Here are some reviews i found (I remember reading a few of them awhile back):

http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-550-ti-review-msi-cyclone-ii-oc/
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GeForce_GTX_550_Ti_Cyclone_II/
http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/3930/msi_geforce_gtx_550_ti_1gb_cyclone_ii_video_card/index.html

Looks like most of them have a pretty healthy amount of overclocking headroom!!
I would suggest (Due to the nature of the cooler) that you make sure your airflow through your case is the best it can be to keep temps under control.

Congrats on your purchase.
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Here are some reviews i found (I remember reading a few of them awhile back):
http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-550-ti-review-msi-cyclone-ii-oc/
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GeForce_GTX_550_Ti_Cyclone_II/
http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/3930/msi_geforce_gtx_550_ti_1gb_cyclone_ii_video_card/index.html
Looks like most of them have a pretty healthy amount of overclocking headroom!!
I would suggest (Due to the nature of the cooler) that you make sure your airflow through your case is the best it can be to keep temps under control.
Congrats on your purchase.

Thanks.. And yea I'm OCD about the inside of my case. All the wires are completely out of the way and a 120mm fan in the front and a 80mm or w.e the average "smaller then 120mm" fan is in the back pulling air out. I've got a athlon x3 unlocked to a phenom II x4 and the temps are great. Cant wait for this freakin card I'm about to go hunt down the UPS truck I know he's around here somewhere smile.gif
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I will be a nice step up from what you have. Will it be a huge leap no but if you are happy then it doesn't matter. Its in between a 5770 and GTX 460 768mb performance.
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post your overclocking settings and benches after you get it thumb.gif
and congrats on your first green card! biggrin.gif
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This thing is just epic compared to my 4850.. Ill get on some benches tonight most def. It's currently SMOKING my old card but.. that card is hella old too biggrin.gif.. went from playing bad company 2 on low settings at 40fps to ULTRA maxed settings at like 75fps lol biggrin.gif.. Now I just gotta work on the mobo and proc next smile.gif
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Pretty good cards. I just made a mini review on OCN, you might wanna check it out. I compared a SLI 550 Ti setup to a single 560 TI.
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awesome card. I have it. it overclocks very nicely.
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