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Rex M.

Rex M.

Joined on 09/02/06

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Most Favorable Review

SLI Alternative

EVGA 02G-P3-1569-KR GeForce GTX 560 Ti 2Win (Fermi) 2GB 512-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
EVGA 02G-P3-1569-KR GeForce GTX 560 Ti 2Win (Fermi) 2GB 512-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

Pros: Great alternative for those of us that can't run SLI on our current setups. The extra cost is worth it IMO to not have to upgrade additional hardware while still seeing the benefits of SLI performance. Card is well cooled, well clocked, and is pretty quiet for having 3 fans attached to it. Three DVI outputs and a Mini-HDMI output will allow for you to setup just about any display configuration. Handles all games to date without issue even at highest settings if using only a single monitor when gaming. Arkham city tested at 35FPS average @ 1080P res with everything on high, 32xAA and Physics on high. If you've been wanting an SLI setup but don't want to spend the time upgrading hardware than this is the card for you. I would not recommend this card for users attempting to run Nvidia 3d Surround.

Cons: Large and power hungry. I would not suggest this card unless you're running a full size ATX tower and at least a 700-750W PSU with a 50A rail available. I had to upgrade to a full sized ATX case due to the card running in to my hard drives in my mid-size tower (granted there's 6 HDD's) I also had to upgrade my power supply, my original 650 watt had the 50A rail available to it but with the extra hardware in my case it would not come close to supporting my HDD's as well as this beast of a card. I have a friend who runs the same card using 3D Vision, the problem he runs in to when gaming is the lack of VRAM available to the card. Since the card only has 2GB available VRAM total, it tends to perform poorly in more resource demanding games.(BF3, Arkham City) If you are looking for a 3D vision setup your best bet is true SLI using 2x580's or 2x590's.

Overall Review: All in all a great card for the cost and for it's applications. If you're looking for a performance card without putting money in to other pieces of performance hardware than this is the card for you. It does cost more than a standard 560 SLI setup would run you, but you also don't need a board that supports SLI to run this card, saving you money if this is your current situation. If you can afford the additional performance hardware, or if you're current board supports SLI already I would suggest going to a true SLI setup as you will have more flexibility and updatability.

Good Fan

NZXT FS-200RB-BLED 200mm SILENT Blue LED Fan with ON/OFF Switch
NZXT FS-200RB-BLED 200mm SILENT Blue LED Fan with ON/OFF Switch

Pros: Comes with split so you can hook up two fans to one switch, very useful if you are using an NZXT case that uses the custom connectors. Quiet, the lights are pretty, the fan can be applied to other cases as well by removing optional adapter. Makes a good second 200MM to help pull air out of my case. Installation was a breeze and all components needed to install the fan were there including wire ties.

Cons: None that I've ran in to.

Overall Review: Great fan if you have an NZXT case, I would probably go with a cheaper LED fan if you don't care about looks/brand.

It's a fan..

NZXT FN-200RB 200 mm Case cooler
NZXT FN-200RB 200 mm Case cooler

Pros: Great fan, runs faster than most and does a good job keeping my GTX560 Ti 2win cool. Quiet for a 1300RPM fan.

Cons: Made a bit of noise the first week or so of ownership but has since quieted down and is working like a champ 24/7.

Overall Review: Pretty well designed fan, works well in my NZXT phantom case.