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Old 12-10-2012, 09:25 PM   #11 (permalink)
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So I think I've basically narrowed it down to this one:

Gigabyte GF GTX 650Ti OC EDITION PCI-E 3.0 1GB 128-bit DDR5, 1032/5400MHz, 2 x DVI, 1 x HDMI, 1

I haven't been able to locate an EVGA version of the card for anything below about $200 in Aus, whereas this one is priced at $165, and (I think) is pretty competitive with EVGA's own prices for a similarly overclocked card (minus the free copy of Assassin's Creed 3 and the 3 year warranty, but we can't have everything).

Can I have some feedback on this from all you awesome techsavvy people?
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:56 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Looks good to me.
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Old 12-11-2012, 01:49 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Wouldn't a 560ti be more justifiable? Can find some for around $180 now. It would at least be 256bit + and have 20-25% performance gains.
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:44 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Wouldn't a 560ti be more justifiable? Can find some for around $180 now. It would at least be 256bit + and have 20-25% performance gains.
Look at his pricing due to his area. An eVGA 650ti itself is 200, and the other brands are about 15-20 bucks higher than our pricing. A 560ti there will probably be well over 200 still.
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:50 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Look at his pricing due to his area. An eVGA 650ti itself is 200, and the other brands are about 15-20 bucks higher than our pricing. A 560ti there will probably be well over 200 still.
My bad, just figured for 20-30 dollars more around here it would be a much better bang for his buck. Didn't think location and pricing would be so different.
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Aus is more expensive and it's pretty ridiculous. 'Murica generally has way cheaper prices than anywhere else.
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:00 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Aus is more expensive and it's pretty ridiculous. 'Murica generally has way cheaper prices than anywhere else.
Yeah I didn't realize that. Good for us I guess.

I buy my cards in Murrica, Fk yeah.

Sorry Aussie guy for your higher prices =/
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:16 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Yep, I just had a quick scan and the cheapest 660ti I found was like $335 (at my wholesale computer parts place no less, so everthing else will probably be like $30-50 MORE expensive).

Australia, why you no have reasonably priced video cards .

Anyway, I've ordered the 650 ti, should be ready to pick up today. I may need some further help installing it though. Thanks everybody for your help so far, especially you PP.
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No prob. Helping people during the day helps my crap days get better.
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:16 PM   #20 (permalink)
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So I'm having issues installing the drivers.

I've tried extremely hard to remove the old AMD drivers, using multiple programs including driver sweeper, but there are two files that I simply can't get rid of (driver sweeper unticks them when I tell it to remove them, and the AMD catalyst control centre ****s up every time I tell it to express uninstall).

Every time I try and install the Nvidia drivers, whether from the CD or from ones I've dled from the net, it simply keeps telling me "installation failed" after a while.

Help please.

EDIT: Now it's telling me "Setup cannot find the file 'nvcompiler.dll'"
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