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Hey everyone. So I have a simple inquiry. I can get this Galaxy GTX 560 ti for $204.79 after-rebate. I have been struggling between the 560 ti and the 6950, but $200 is much better than $250 AR (tax/shipping). 3 years limited warranty isn't XFX life-time status, but it's decent. Has a custom cooling construction that should help with an OC (b/c w/ this card, I will OC).

SO. What do you guys think about this particular card/manufacturer?
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post #2 of 9
Never bought them. but i love geforce cards /drivers. i had a few ati cards in my day and hated them, only 9800pro was champ. But ya most 560ti are about the same. with the better cooler on it is should overclock nicely. But all that hot air will dump into case. so mite want a few fans to go with it.
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@OP,
nice deal...go for it,
I wont say galaxy is great but its a decent brand.
$200 for a gtx560ti is quite cheap
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post #4 of 9
That's the cheapest I've seen a new 560 sell for. Obviously a great deal. The option for SLI 560s for $420 is ridiculous performance for the price.

No experience with Galaxy personally however. Their newegg reviews seem a little hit and miss for whatever that's worth.
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But all that hot air will dump into case. so mite want a few fans to go with it.
Ya that's something I noticed...and unfortunately, I have the NZXT Apollo case---terrible ventilation (only 3 fans available). Lol only a PCI-e cooler is possible. But thanks!

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$200 for a gtx560ti is quite cheap
Ya, that's the only reason why I'm considering it. I need to use my $25 promotion code by Sunday...so if no open box 560's come up before then, I think I'll get this one...

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Obviously a great deal. The option for SLI 560s for $420 is ridiculous performance for the price.
I know! I definitely want to go SLI with these in the future---can only afford one right now, but if there's a grand deal I encounter down the road, I'll grab it for the SLI.
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Not a bad price. I just got a 560ti, and it is an awesome card, especially for the price. And if you're considering getting a better cooler for it, why not just fork out a little extra more right now and get the msi twin frozr. That's the one i got and it was worth it. I'm now playing dirt 2 at +80fps, and i haven't oc'd at all... mostly because when I do my system restarts because of my weak psu.
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post #7 of 9
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why not just fork out a little extra more right now and get the msi twin frozr.
Ya I'd definitely enjoy the Twin Frozr version...but if I fork out the extra $50 (which it comes out to be w/ tax & shipping AND my $25 promo), I might as well go the extra bit and just get a 6950. = /

Actually, the 560 twin frozr and the Gigabyte 6950 come out to be a $2 difference AR.
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post #8 of 9
and evga's selling their 460 2win for $430.

what a joke.
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and evga's selling their 460 2win for $430.
Wow, seriously? The 560 trumps the 460, and 560 SLI (with the Galaxy gpu) is $30 less? Although the 2win specs are stronger by a little bit (primarily the 2gb memory), I'm thinking they need to restrategize their pricing a bit...
Edited by TheScarecrow - 3/18/11 at 4:40pm
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