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Which 560 ti to buy?

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Hi everyone!
after a week of lurking around the forums
I've finally decided to join and be a part of the community!wave2.gif


I currently have a crappy HP laptop and I'm thinking about building
a new gaming PC for college
I've only used ATI cards and was originally going to purchase 6870
but, I've read some reviews of the new 560 ti and it seems like a better deal

I was trying to decide which 560 to buy and I've narrowed down to
these two choices:
The EVGA Superclocked Edition - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130610&cm_re=560_ti-_-14-130-610-_-Product
and
The Gigabyte Super Overclock series - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125362&cm_re=560_ti-_-14-125-362-_-Product


The Gigabyte one is a bit higherclocked but is $10 dollars more expensive
I was wondering which one is a better deal / choice?

My questions are these:

1. Core Clock: 900Mhz (EVGA) vs 1000Mhz (Gigabyte)
Memory Clock: 4212Mhz (EVGA) vs 4580Mhz (Gigabyte)
Shader Clock: 1800Mhz (EVGA) vs 2000Mhz (Gigabyte)
These are the clock settings for both cards.. is there a big difference between the cards? (is it worth the 10 extra dollars lol?)

2. Would I be just able to overclock my EVGA card upto the Gigabyte one?
Would the EVGA card get too hot compared to the Gigabyte one if I overclock it more?

3. The cooler on the Gigabyte one is different from the reference coolers like on the EVGA one... and I personally think the Gigabyte one looks butt ugly...
Which cooler has better cooling performance / temperature / sound level?

I greatly appreciate your help guys smile.gif
post #2 of 12
EVGA is $10 cheaper and you get lifetime warranty.

Overclock it to 1000 core easily. The factory EVGA cooler is going to be fine, there really isn't a heat problem with the 5** series.
post #3 of 12
I would choose EVGA for lifetime warranty. The other only option I do see is MSI with military spec components. I like their choice of high quality components.
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Cool I was going to go with EVGA card because the gigabyte one was just too ugly :/
but.... i just found out that both cards were sold out...
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Then MSI biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Averwind;12289435 
I would choose EVGA for lifetime warranty. The other only option I do see is MSI with military spec components. I like their choice of high quality components.

Oh the twin frozr one??
Do you think that one is a better choice over the EVGA?
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easily the MSI http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127565&Tpk=msi%20560 evga isnt what it once was and gigabyte is best left to motherboards..
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Averwind;12289435 
I would choose EVGA for lifetime warranty. The other only option I do see is MSI with military spec components. I like their choice of high quality components.

That is a complete marketing strategy and you fell for it. Military spec components means nothing.

In the graphics cards I make I put NASA space grade components.

See what I did there?

Go to EVGA's website and buy it there.
post #9 of 12
You will not go wrong with either one. If you plan to have the gpu for more than 3 years, go with the EVGA (because of warranty). If you usually upgrade gpu's every 2 to 3 years, go with the Gigabyte or MSI gpu.
post #10 of 12
If you plan to overclock just get the STD EVGA one over the EVGA SC. They are the same card minus a factory overclock.
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