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Just picked up this great deal (refurbished 650 Ti)

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My GTX 560 has been giving me issues for months now. After getting Geforce Experience and upgrading the drivers, it has been crashing off and on non-stop; can barely play a game without crashing at some point. It even has an error when just surfing the net. I should have never tried new drivers because everything ran great before; stable for sure. I've tried old drivers, in-between drivers, beta drivers and all the new ones each time an update comes out, all with clean installs, but still had issues. I read through some forums and I get the impression that Nvidia screwed over older cards with their driver update in some way, maybe to force folks to finally upgrade. Lots of people were having problems with the 560, specially Ti version with latest drivers. But, finally decided to get a new card while still being a good upgrade from my 560. =D

I'll wait for the 800 series to get something beefier: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130962

Edited by TheBloodEagle - 3/28/14 at 10:18am
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$130 for a refurb 650ti isn't exactly what I would call a hot deal. A 260X matches/beats that card in most cases and can be had new for less money. Or you could toss in an extra $20 for a 750ti or R7 265, both of which will destroy that card.
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$130 for a refurb 650ti isn't exactly what I would call a hot deal. A 260X matches/beats that card in most cases and can be had new for less money. Or you could toss in an extra $20 for a 750ti or R7 265, both of which will destroy that card.

Ahh, you're probably right but I won't buy an AMD card. Don't want them. I found a 750 Ti on Newegg but it's $30 more + shipping & handling ($5.39); the 560Ti I got was $130 plus free shipping. This 650 Ti has more CUDA cores than the 750Ti, which will help out my video editing (gaming is my secondary, not primary), so definitely a plus there (768 vs 640). But, ah, maybe I should have dropped more cash for that 750 Ti. But again, this is just a cheap card to replace a dead 560, while I wait for 800 series.
Edited by TheBloodEagle - 3/28/14 at 10:43am
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750 Ti

Also take a look at the classifieds here on OCN if you are fine with refurb/used. From a quick skim:

650ti Boost

6970s (AMD doesn't bite)

GTX 570
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750 Ti

Also take a look at the classifieds here on OCN if you are fine with refurb/used. From a quick skim:

650ti Boost

6970s (AMD doesn't bite)

GTX 570

Oooh, thanks for the links.
(sidenote, but AMD doesn't go well with Premiere Pro, so gotta get Nvidia instead)
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