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There is a guy locally selling a pair of evga 560 TIs for $300. Would it be worthwhile to pick these up for my sig system, or should I pass?
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Seems like a good deal (especially if they are new) and they would certainly beat the cards you have now... But I not sure if your CPU would bottleneck them? Can you OC it?
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Seems like a good deal (especially if they are new) and they would certainly beat the cards you have now... But I not sure if your CPU would bottleneck them? Can you OC it?


i can OC it. itll do 3ghz easily. just have it set to stock for cooling reasons.

suppose thats another question i shouldve asked. would my Q6600 bottleneck them?
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Your sig says 5040x1024. That's a quandary. While the resolution is high enough that your CPU wouldn't be much of a bottleneck (because that high a resolution will likely be GPU limited in most applications no matter what you have), it's also high enough where the 1GB VRAM on 560s will be quite hindering.
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If im you, ill pounce on it like a kitty cat

if i had the money of course tongue.gif
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Your sig says 5040x1024. That's a quandary. While the resolution is high enough that your CPU wouldn't be much of a bottleneck (because that high a resolution will likely be GPU limited in most applications no matter what you have), it's also high enough where the 1GB VRAM on 560s will be quite hindering.


i do not game at that res... not anymore anyways. i did for a while, but the novelty wore off a while ago. i game on my main display and have other stuff on the surrounds.
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i can OC it. itll do 3ghz easily. just have it set to stock for cooling reasons.
suppose thats another question i shouldve asked. would my Q6600 bottleneck them?

I think you should be alright just get a CoolerMaster 212 and OC if you comfortable with that. I also just noticed that you are using 3 monitors... I wouldn't worry too much about the CPU if your running your games at that resolution.

Edit: Oops sorry I had this page loaded for a while and never refreshed it before I responded, so I didn't see the posts about the 3 monitors.
Edited by Accuracy158 - 4/1/12 at 7:00pm
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Then I'd recommend jumping on that deal immediately. 560 Ti in SLi are beasts!
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Looks like there is also a pair of zotac gtx460 2gb for $300 locally.
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get 560TI sli now!
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