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Thinking of going with this card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130610

What should I do with my 280? Dedicated physics card or sell?
 
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sell sell sell
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Sell. The 560 will more than handle the small library of PhysX games, and your power consumption should drop. No need to add the additional power with no purpose...

... unless you're folding.

Also, consider one of the TwinFrozr or DirectCU II editions of this card. They are much, much, quieter, cooler, and come with transferrable warranties (at least I know the ASUS does). EVGA does not allow the warranty to transfer, but it does allow you to step up.
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I see your a fan of evga, but I wouldn't go for that evga card. Asus, gigabyte, and msi have much better designs that will run a lot cooler and likely last longer.

The asus gtx 560 is an extremely good card, this thing just oozes quality. The stock fan profile is a little loud, but with msi afterburner, I tweaked it just right so that I never notice it and the temps aren't that different.

If your looking for the coolest and quietest card, go with the msi. If your looking for the fastest card, go for the gigabyte SOC. If your looking for the best built card that will likely last the longest, go with the asus.

And yes, sell your gtx 280.
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Thinking of going with this card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130610

What should I do with my 280? Dedicated physics card or sell?
It is not that you are in a rush to sell the 280 in order to finance the new 560?

As you already have the GTX280, I suggest you keep it a little bit longer so that you can actually try to use it as a Physx card.

Run the 2 cards together in your rig and see if you like the total package, meaning not just the framerate gain in those Physx games, but also the additional noise and heat as well.

And, remember to post your findings in this thread:
http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/9143...ng-thread.html
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This: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127565

OR

This: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125363

Yeah, I am fond of eVGA, 4th card with not so much as a hiccup, but I am up for opinions. What kind of improvements do I stand to gain with the 560? I game at 1920x1200 at the moment, but my new monitor will be here this week, and it's a 1080 model.
 
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While you could use the sale of the 280 to fund your new 560, I'd say let it work as a dedicated Physx card as long as your case, heat, and energy limits allow. A 560 is powerful. But the latest games that are even a chore for the 570/580 means the 560 will need all the resources it can muster for the main bulk of crunching. Adding Physx on top of that in newer more demanding games is a bit much.
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Originally Posted by Ramsey77 View Post
This: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127565

OR

This: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125363

Yeah, I am fond of eVGA, 4th card with not so much as a hiccup, but I am up for opinions. What kind of improvements do I stand to gain with the 560? I game at 1920x1200 at the moment, but my new monitor will be here this week, and it's a 1080 model.
Out of those two, definitely the msi. The gigabyte card has gone up $30 since release, I would stay far away from that card.

The asus card is good also though. It might not stay as cool or as quiet as the msi, but the build quality is much better, and the asus card actually has vrm heatsinks. You don't want to be doing massive oc's with the msi card, or you will likely blow up the vrms.
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Out of those two, definitely the msi. The gigabyte card has gone up $30 since release, I would stay far away from that card.

The asus card is good also though. It might not stay as cool or as quiet as the msi, but the build quality is much better, and the asus card actually has vrm heatsinks. You don't want to be doing massive oc's with the msi card, or you will likely blow up the vrms.
So this one right here is the way to go in your opinion? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121424

Will it OC to 900/1800 as well as the others that come at that as a stock speed? I just want to make sure I get a good deal, as this card will have to last me at LEAST another year. Is there any reason in particular the eVGA card is frowned upon?
 
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Get the Gigabyte Super Overclock one or ASUS DirectCU.. They are the best 560s in the market and you wont regret your purchase.
    
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