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Hey everyone,

Ok so I currently have the Asus GeForce GTX 560Ti and I want another so that I can SLI them which poses the first issue where can I buy one? I see them on ebay going for £100+ but the appraisal thread on here says they are more around the £70 mark are they just pulling my leg or are they shopping somewhere I have never seen. I also want to water cool them both with a custom loop (I will ask more on the best way to do this later in the water cooler forums) but I can't seem to find the water blocks for my card I have been told by a friend that the full blocks are better than just chip so where can I find these?

So what I wan't to know is:
1) Where is the best (preferably cheapest) place to buy an Asus GTX560ti Graphics card?
2) What water blocks do I use and where can I buy them?

Thanks for the help smile.gif

Edit: this is my card Asus GeForce GTX 506Ti
Edited by 8BitPandaz - 5/14/14 at 3:37am
post #2 of 26
The problem right now is you're looking for an oudated card that doesn't have much resale value anymore. I would recommend selling your current 560 ti and getting a brand new card, which will give you better performance.
But, if you are keen into sli, I would recommend checking craigslist in your area. You might have some luck there. Water blocks are prolly near impossible to find, I don't really recall a proper water block for the 560 ti, and with it being such an old GPU, I doubt you're going to find one.
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Ah ok I wanted to SLI as one never done it before so would like to try it and second thought it wold be cheaper buying a second card instead of buying one of the new shiny ones lol I will have a look at craigslist.
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I picked one up for £63 on ebay recently. It took a while to find a TOP edition at the right price, but it was worth the wait.

Water cooling is a challenge, there was never a compatible full block for the DCII cards, so I've been looking at the new EK universal block. (Still worried about he VRMs though). I might make a bracket to hold a 92mm fan and attach some heat sinks soon. Either that or do "THE MOD" and get a Kraken G10.

On the performance side, Crysis 3, Assasins Creed IV, Borderlands 2 and BF4 run 90% faster than a single card. Everything I play now is 60fps @ 1080p with vsync on.

I get similar benches to a stock 770 GTX (within 5%).

Check out my build log (sig) for the look.
Edited by Wihglah - 5/14/14 at 4:57am
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Originally Posted by Wihglah View Post

I picked one up for £63 on ebay recently. It took a while to find a TOP edition at the right price, but it was worth the wait.

Water cooling is a challenge, there was never a compatible full block for the DCII cards, so I've been looking at the new EK universal block. (Still worried about he VRMs though). I might make a bracket to hold a 92mm fan and attach some heat sinks soon. Either that or do "THE MOD" and get a Kraken G10.

On the performance side, Crysis 3, Assasins Creed IV, Borderlands 2 and BF4 run 90% faster than a single card. Everything I play now is 60fps @ 1080p with vsync on.

I get similar benches to a stock 770 GTX (within 5%).

Check out my build log (sig) for the look.

Thanks Wihglah I found a guy who is selling one about 2 hours away for £70 so that is good. As for water cooling I put a post up on the water cooling boards to see if they knew anything I have one response telling me that the full board block I found wouldn't fit. After loads of looking I found out our DCII use a unique board rather than the Nvidia Reference board. So I will Probably also go for Universal Blocks. What is this Kraken G10 Mod you speak of?

Yeah I figure having the 560Ti SLI would give a good boost to my fps also I have ran Borderlands 2 on my Rig with a virtual machine so I can play it 2 player had to drop the graphics down and I mean right down to stop the lag during firefights haha.
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Yea I totally support the kraken G10. I personally used a Dwood bracket which allowed me to attach my antec 620 water cooler. Just one piece of advice if you plan on doing this mod, PLEASE have heatsinks and a fan on your VRMS. My 560 ti burned out after some heavy overclocks after 1.5 years time. Turns out even with a fan blowing on the VRMS it wasn't enough and my GPU was fried.
Also what will be powering this machine? Im hoping you have at least 750w PSU for this...
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Thanks Wihglah I found a guy who is selling one about 2 hours away for £70 so that is good. As for water cooling I put a post up on the water cooling boards to see if they knew anything I have one response telling me that the full board block I found wouldn't fit. After loads of looking I found out our DCII use a unique board rather than the Nvidia Reference board. So I will Probably also go for Universal Blocks. What is this Kraken G10 Mod you speak of?


Kraken G10

The Mod
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I know that a second 560ti would be nice and all, but honestly the card is now 3 generations old and the fact that 2 of them barely equals a stock gtx 770, thats kinda sad. Maybe get yourself something like a GTX 760 or 770, wait a year, and get a second one. That way you dont have to deal with sli problems.
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Are these demanded cards?
I have one right now, I might sell it in the summer when I upgrade to a new one.

What value do they have on the european market?

I agree with the others, SLI will pull out some good performance. Regardless, current gen cards probably offer samilar performance for the same price and the 2GB memory will create a bottleneck in the future.
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I know that a second 560ti would be nice and all, but honestly the card is now 3 generations old and the fact that 2 of them barely equals a stock gtx 770, thats kinda sad. Maybe get yourself something like a GTX 760 or 770, wait a year, and get a second one. That way you dont have to deal with sli problems.

Because the GTX 760 is around £170 at the moment whereas I am able to find the GTX 560ti at only £60-£70 so a saving of around £100 or $170. I will look into a new build sometime next year when I have more money.
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