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Originally Posted by Draygonn View Post
not the 560 version

Hmm, I see. Interesting.
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Just buy a card that uses the reference PCB
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post #23 of 34
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Last question.


There are 2 types of the Asus one, the DirectCU II TOP edition & the standard DirectCU II.

The TOP edition is slightly overclocked to 900/1800, but would it even benefit when my other card is only 822/1644?
I wouldn't worry, the 560's seem to overclock really good.

You should put the new card in first and test to see if it's stable. Then you should install your current card on the top slot, reinstall drivers, then overclock them to a stable setting.

I have my two 560's running at 950/1900/2100.
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post #24 of 34
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I wouldn't worry, the 560's seem to overclock really good.

You should put the new card in first and test to see if it's stable. Then you should install your current card on the top slot, reinstall drivers, then overclock them to a stable setting.

I have my two 560's running at 950/1900/2100.
Okay, I'll write back if it works when I receive my card tomorrow
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I'm sure you'll love the cards. Theyre beasts!
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I've been around the 560 block a couple times now, and your probably just better off going with an evga card like I just did, here is why:
You will still be able to oc to the same levels as the custom pcb cards, even better in some cases, it's all luck of the draw. Most coolers on custom pcb cards are loud, that's how they make the claim "15-20c cooler". Nvidia's reference design coolers are much quieter this time around. I've owned an asus gtx 560, and that thing was much too loud for me. Also, the tf2 and gigabyte coolers both get pretty noisy when they are loaded up. And if you ever want a better cooling solution, you can always buy an after market cooler or go water cooling, because evga's cards are always compatible with water cooling blocks, as they 99% of the time use reference pcb's.

But, if you don't care about noise, then the only gtx 560 you should look at is the soc models from gigabyte.
     
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post #27 of 34
I've only used EVGA, but my 560's can get pretty loud. I guess it's because I set the fan profile 70% at 60c
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everyone will tell you to buy what they personnaly think is best. just do your research and look for reviews on the net and make your choice from what you read
    
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post #29 of 34
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I've only used EVGA, but my 560's can get pretty loud. I guess it's because I set the fan profile 70% at 60c
Yes, that is why. On the default fan profile, reference cards are very quiet.
     
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post #30 of 34
the 560 soc from gigabyte is a beast, 1ghz core stock, and running on stock volts, also uses a great dual fan cooler that doesn't make much of any noise.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-362-_-Product

Here are some benches.





Edited by timma100 - 4/11/11 at 9:47am
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