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ok, tax refund is here. ive decided im going to pull the trigger on 2x 560ti.

for now im going to buy 1. then sell my two gtx 460s, then buy the second 560.

i need thoughts and opinions on which gtx560ti is the best, and explanations why. now i understand the gigabyte soc is the fastest one as of yet.

im mainly interested in non-reference pcb design, and vrm cooling(not a necessity but a bonus)

im looking at the gigabyte soc, but its a little expensive for my taste. that and its out of stock. as for the ones that run $249 which do you guys think is the best?
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I'd go with MSI's twin frozr:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-565-_-Product
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^^This^^

I'm close to popping for one myself. I do have a ton of love for EVGA as well.
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If your going to spend $500 on a gpu/gpu's, get yourself a 580, don't go straight off and get dual 560's. Because then you limit your options for future sli configurations.

If you want to spend $500, get yourself a gtx 580. Personally, I would get a gtx 560 now, and then a 2nd one in the future(if you need one). No reason to waste money you don't have to.

As for which gtx 560 to get, asus all the way. I love asus products, they simply are the best.
Edited by Behemoth777 - 2/13/11 at 11:13pm
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Well knock every other model out of this, only the Asus DirectCU and the TwinFrozr II are the best. So the decision is yours, read reviews to find out which you like better. I personally would go for the Twinfrozr II the DirectCU model probably runs cooler but most of the MSI cards overclock like beasts.
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If your going to spend $500 on a gpu/gpu's, get yourself a 580, don't go straight off and get a 560. Because then you limit your options for future sli configurations.

If you want to spend $500, get yourself a gtx 580. Personally, I would get a gtx 560 now, and then a 2nd one in the future(if you need one). No reason to waste money you don't have to.

As for which gtx 560 to get, asus all the way. I love asus products, they simply are the best.
im not getting a 580. if i get a 580 and decide to get a second i would need to upgrade my psu. and its not about me not having the money. my long term goal is 2x 560's. but i wont buy the second one until i sell my current cards.

any specific reasons on the asus card? i have heard alot of good things about asus. power phase? i cant seem to find the specs on this card.
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post #7 of 28
Gigabyte. it comes Stock at 1000Mhz core clock and have voltage tweaking so it can go even higher! Cooler isnt half bad either
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I would get the ASUS GTX560 ti
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Well knock every other model out of this, only the Asus DirectCU and the TwinFrozr II are the best. So the decision is yours, read reviews to find out which you like better. I personally would go for the Twinfrozr II the DirectCU model probably runs cooler but most of the MSI cards overclock like beasts.
isnt the twin frozr a better cooler than the directcu? ive seen comparisons where the twin frozr wins. dont think it was on a 560 though.

anyone have any experience with gigabyte cards? not the soc but there other version. has a 900mhz oc on the core. anyone know how the cooler on that card performs?

thats 2.5 for asus, and 2.5 for msi 1 for gigabyte.

does the msi card have 6+1 phase?

also anyone know how 2x560 sli would compare to a single 580?
Edited by AliceInChains - 2/13/11 at 11:22pm
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post #10 of 28
i picked up a msi n560gtx twin frozr for my lanbox today and have been very satisfied with it. it runs quiet (stock clocks), doesn't need a ton of power, and plays games like bc2 very well. if it were me, i would pick up 1 560 to start with and see how it does. if your system still feels like it is lacking, then grab another one. i wouldn't go for two right away.
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