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Looking for what you guys feel are other top notch GTX560/GTX570 options besides the all too common MSI Twin Frozr and EVGA cards

I've been looking at the GIGABYTE GV-N560OC-1GI GeForce GTX 560 Ti Here
I definitely like the look of it much better and it fits in with the rest of my black and blue hardware.

I can't decided whether or not I want to go with a 560 or a 570, especially after I received my tax return.
Edited by SHMaRiM - 4/7/11 at 11:01am
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Currently $20 cheaper by my count, right now I think that Gigabyte and some optional VRM heatsinks is the one to get. The next best in my opinion is the Asus 560ti which has it's own VRM sinks, and quality components and extra power phases over reference design but it's a little expensive compared to the Gigabyte right now. I've also heard from reviews that it's cooler can be slightly louder than the TFII but should keep the core just as cool.

Then there is always the option of sitting and waiting for the Sparkle Calibre which is supposed to have the best of all options really, a 1 GHz core with high memory OC, VRM cooling, an awesome cooler that is near silent, and a reasonable price of $270 but I waited for that for like 2 months and it still doesn't look any closer to coming out. I personally would go with the Gigabyte right now and if you really want to get the most OC you can out of it then pick up those VRM heatsinks I linked.
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I just picked up two of those cards for the build I'm currently doing. I'll be trying them out later this week. The reason I chose that specific card was cost. They were on sale for $229.99 at my local CompUSA and there's a MIR for $30 (limit 2), so I got the price down to $199.99.

For $200 a pop, I figured it was worth a shot.

Check my Build Log in a few days, I'll have done the first bit of testing before the end of the week so long as my SSD order arrives.
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I think the black gigabyte windforce cards look much better than the MSI, minus the Superoverclock 950mhz and 1000mhz versions which reminds me of velcro flame shoes this kid at my elementary school wore back in the day. UGLY!
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What do you guys think is hands down the most reliable quality gtx560?
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I think reliability is down to luck of the draw as to whether or not you get a bad card but as far as good quality components and not skimping on things like VRM heatsinks I like the Asus 560.
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What do you guys think is hands down the most reliable quality gtx560?
most reliable? dont know , havent heard any gtx 560 ti blow up yet
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I would either buy on noise or best cooling. Or buy your own cooling. If your coming to max out tye clocks, better get a model with VRM and RAM heatsinks. As far as I know, only the ASUS and Gigabyte SOC (not OC) have all cooling. Supposedly a Sparkle Calibre model will also and if an MSI TF3 cooler gets on a 560, it should have proper cooling.
    
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what is your reason to want a card other than the msi? is it just to be different?

i happened to buy the msi before i knew it was the most popular. the sole basis for my decision that day was the look. i thought it looked nice, and it actually cost less than some of the other cards. not sure whether i got the luck of the draw, or if they are just a good card, but it performs damn well.


and dont worry about what the clocks are when you buy the card. we're all about oc'ing. we're on overclock.net... not pre-overclocked.net.
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