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Some Info On A Galaxy Gtx 560?

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http://www.tigerdire...a...&CatId=3669

Buying one of these.

But I've never heard of galaxy before... any opinions?

*Edit* If you've got recommendations for a similar price range gfx card always willing to listen. Can't go much higher tho.

Edited by CakeCom, 09 June 2012 - 01:06 AM.


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I have a GTX 560Ti. It's not by galaxy though, it's by MSI.

Put that same card you linked on newegg and amazon, and see what the reviews are like.
I have seen Galaxy though it just seems it's not frequently bought.

the 560Ti is a good card though, I can OC mine to 1000mhz core.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814127565 exactly what I have.

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I like what you have, but it might be a tad over my budget.

I'll see what I can do though icon_biggrin.gif

Thanks for the help Byak

*Disappears from this one section of the forum I've always avoided*

*Edit*

After some studying, I've decided not to go for the MSI.

Reviews seem to be pointing out horrible customer service and while it seems like short-term it'd be a great investment, it's a long-term gamble as to whether or not it will last.

*Double Edit*

I think I'm going to try Sparkle.

Don't know much about customer service, but it seems to be giving the most back for the value... it's going to cost a bit more but the result should be nice.

Edited by CakeCom, 10 June 2012 - 05:18 AM.


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Never liked sparkle. They're pretty much a bad brand over here like inno3d. Used to have an early Geforce 7600 from them - died out 3x in a row every time i tried to replace it.

When it comes to Nvidia cards, i'd always spend a little extra for reliance and just go Asus/MSI/EVGA though. Just from experience.

What's your current card though? I mean I'm currently using a 5870 and still rocks most of today's current games. Will definitely get a GTX700 series upon release though.



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Radeon HD 5770 is current card.

I think I might try MSI, but I'm reading reviews for all these cards and they're all claiming they've had problems / shit customer service when they have problems...
(Not just MSI, like all of them including EVGA =/)

Starting to think Newegg is a useless site =/

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Check out review websites rather than customer reviews. Nobody gives positive reviews for GPUs unless they are really great.

http://www.tomshardw...eview,3107.html

On Galaxy, I have 2 galaxy 460s in SLI in my tower. I do know that 2x460 > 1x560, but the price is pretty comparable. If you have two open slots it's worth looking into. 460s are supposed to be some of the best cards for SLI from what I've heard.

edit: these are both ~$120 with rebates. 2 of these would smoke the one in your op.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814127646
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130749


and here's comparing the 2 460GTX SLI vs a GTX 580
http://benchmarkrevi...mp;limitstart=8

double edit:
Next generation cards are always coming, so 2x460s are a good choice to hold you over. AFAIK there are no games that get slowed down by 2X 460 yet, so they should be good for at least 2 years, by which time you'll probably want to upgrade again regardless of your choice now.

Edited by way2lazy2care, 13 June 2012 - 11:10 AM.

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kk, thanks for the suggestion Lazy, will think aboot it.

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Ended up going with EVGA, runs like a dream.

Thanks for all the helpz tho.

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EVGA 560Ti?

If you did, I recommend using afterburner. Easy to use, safe overclocking software. My card was OC'd out of the box to like 880 core but I take it to 990 with that. I notice a difference on the ONLY game I have trouble with (BF3).

The rest of my computer is pretty shit though.... but still... Battlefield 3 is the only game that gives me problems.

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This wasn't for my computer, I was helping a friend put it together... and he's not a Battlefield fan so I don't think I have to worry about it.

Everything seems to be running like a dream though.

I can give the final specs of his PC just so you know what you were helping with:

Processor: Intel® Core™ i7 CPU 860 @ 2.80GHz
Memory (RAM): 12 GB
Graphics: EVGA NVIDIA Geforce GTX 560 Ti (2gb)
HDD: 2TB, 6gb transfer speed (No SSD, didn't have the $ + I don't know enough about them)

Total cost: $1015 with everything (Not including things like monitor, mouse, keyboard, etc.)

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That seems awfully expensive for budget/midrange last gen parts.

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QUOTE (Whiskerz @ Jun 30 2012, 04:11 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That seems awfully expensive for budget/midrange last gen parts.

*Shrug* The harddrive was actually probably one of the more expensive things, plus we also did end up getting a new case + blu-ray.

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Ah I forgot about the whole HDD Crisis Hoax. Still, seems like a bit of money.




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