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Okay, so i am going to be buying a GTX560 soon and i was wondering if i should get the Gigabyte GTX560 Ti (which runs at 1GHZ stock) or get a cheaper MSI Twin Frozer GTX560 Ti (which runs at 880Mhz)

Now i know the MSI one could reach the 1ghz marker but i don't know how much voltage it takes and if it would be a safe 24/7 (theoretically) Overclock.

The answer would be Obvious if price wasn't a Factor but price is indeed a factor unfortunately. You see i am Canadian, and in Canada i have a great store Called NCIX that loves to overcharge thats afew minutes away from where i live. Now These are the Prices.

This is:
Gigabyte GTX560 (900mhz core) @ $259.99
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=58366&...cture=Gigabyte

^ I'm okay with this price, but i heard that these coolers have coil whine

This is:
MSI gtx560 Ti twin Frozer (880 core) @ $279.99
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=58303&...SI%2FMicroStar

^ okay so a $20 increase, price is alittle steep but nothing too bad

and then there is this Turd

This is:
Gigabyte GTX560 (1000Mhz core) @ 294.12
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=58365&...cture=Gigabyte

^ am i wrong in thinking that that's an absolute rip off.

Keep in mind that this is without Tax (tax adds a good $30 to these prices so i would be paying $330 for a GTX560.... a 560!

So question is, would it be worth it? what do you guys recommend i buy? here are all their cards in their respective prices
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?m...=108&po=0&ps=2

Please help me out here (1GHZ core is an extreme Want, but if it proves too costly a sacrifice will be made)
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Get the 1ghz core so that you can OC even higher.
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Oh i sold my hawk so a Card that totals $330 would actually be a $150 "upgrade" if you factor in the sales price.
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Can't you get a 570 for $330? just throwin' it out there.
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Originally Posted by StuffStuff1 View Post
Get the 1ghz core so that you can OC even higher.
I hardly ever buy factory OC'd cards because i know i can match their clocks most of the time, This may be an exception.
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Well if you ask me the only reason the Gigabyte one is so much more is because for one it is cherry-picked and made with higher quality components than the reference cards, and of course the fact that they hype it up with the "fastest GTX560 in the world" stuff and make people want to buy it.
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Can't you get a 570 for $330? just throwin' it out there.
Cheapest one they have is $370, Take note, their website is a Rebate Minefield. if the thing has a rebate on it they use THAT as the price. retarded.
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Well if you ask me the only reason the Gigabyte one is so much more is because for one it is cherry-picked and made with higher quality components than the reference cards, and of course the fact that they hype it up with the "fastest GTX560 in the world" stuff and make people want to buy it.
its should be in the Twin Frozer price bracket though. Seriously a GTX560 touching $300 is just buyers remorse waiting to happen.
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Factory OC'e dcards are not always the best OC'ers. You still get the luck of the draw with them as well. I have purchased factory OC'ed cards that artifacted right out of the box. To me I believe it is all marketing hype to get you to pay a premium for a factory overclocked card. You are already here at OCN so you are already headed in the right path. I would buy a stock card and purchase an aftermarket cooler and OC the hell out of it. My 2 cents
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its should be in the Twin Frozer price bracket though. Seriously a GTX560 touching $300 is just buyers remorse waiting to happen.
I think it is just the site now that I take a closer look at it, on Newegg for instance the prices are closer. $264.99 for Gigabyte and $249.99 for MSI. Also most of the reference clocked ones are $249.99 as well so for MSI to match the price of a stock card and include a nice aftermarket cooler and factory OC is hard to beat.
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