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http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.596060
is that a good deal?

I need help picking out a psu. I will probably not do sli but maybe I will. Too soon to tell. I want to stay around $300 or less.

is the 560 Ti soooooooooo much better than the 460? why?

anyways the car I am looking at is.........
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-565-_-Product
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-518-_-Product


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post #2 of 17
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Originally Posted by nexium7 View Post
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.596060
is that a good deal?

I need help picking out a psu. I will probably not do sli but maybe I will. Too soon to tell. I want to stay around $300 or less.

is the 560 Ti soooooooooo much better than the 460? why?

anyways the car I am looking at is.........
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-565-_-Product
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-518-_-Product


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Get a 570, 6950, 5870 used, 470, 460sli, 480 used. Besides the 570 everything there is under $300.
Anything but that stupid 560 worthless waste of space.

Also for psu get a Seasonic 550/x650 or an Antec earthwatts 550/650


Actually look here:

http://promotions.newegg.com/neemail/feb-0-2011/love08/index-landing.html?nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL020811&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL020811-_-EMC-020811-Index-_-E0-_-alldeals#best



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i read a review by jonnyguru about a sparkle psu and it was just great. I dont know about this model though...
As for the 560 is a great card but not so much. Buy a 6950,570, 470. All these options are better.
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Well, GTX560 is a brand new product and performs close to a GTX470, that's onde of the reasons for it to be better then the GTX460. Technologicaly, it has the same features as the older one. Read some more here.

The PSU you posted doesn't look bad, but i haven't seen a review of it as yet...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817194053

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817151088

These above are known good PSUs, and you won't need much power to SLI 2 GTX560.

Go with the MSI twinFrozer GTX560, it is a good card...

Edit: But if you can find a 6950 1GB buy it, don't think twice, it is a much better card then the GTX560, and you may find it buy about the same price.
Edited by matroska - 2/8/11 at 2:50am
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Well, GTX560 is a brand new product and performs close to a GTX470, that's onde of the reasons for it to be better then the GTX460. Technologicaly, it has the same features as the older one. Read some more here.

The PSU you posted doesn't look bad, but i haven't seen a review of it as yet...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817194053

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817151088

These above are known good PSUs, and you won't need much power to SLI 2 GTX560.

Go with the MSI twinFrozer GTX560, it is a good card...

Edit: But if you can find a 6950 1GB buy it, don't think twice, it is a much better card then the GTX560, and you may find it buy about the same price.
470s are significantly cheaper than 560s
     
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470s are significantly cheaper than 560s
the cheapest one i saw in newegg was $240...Still, for about 260 you can get a 6950, that performs better..
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the cheapest one i saw in newegg was $240...Still, for about 260 you can get a 6950, that performs better..
Wasn't talking about Newegg. http://www.evga.com/products/prodlist.asp?switch=20
     
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oh, my bad

that looks like a good deal
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post #9 of 17
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oh, my bad

that looks like a good deal
Nahh, just wanted to show there were other options

Besides neweggs 5870 deal
theres:
http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trk...All-Categories

and
http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?LH_ItemC...&_sop=15&_sc=1


But really you should get:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.592975

Or:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121416
     
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post #10 of 17
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Correct me if I'm wrong.. But those are B-stock. I.e. refurbs. I.e. No lifetime warranty (limited 90 days only, which blows) that's not such a good deal.

It's also not fair to compare "used" or refurb prices to new prices.

OP: The 560 is faster than the 460 mainly because of clock speeds. The gap narrows quite a bit if they're clocked similarly, although the 560 does have more CUDA cores and in general can clock quite a bit higher than the 460s.

Basically, it's faster, but you're paying for it. It's in no way a better "deal" than the 460s. ~25% faster at stock, for ~25% more money. The AMD 6950 is the better buy if you have no reservations against AMD products. Some, like me, despise the drivers.
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