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#1
Good price
#2
This or a GTX 560 ti MSI Twin Frozr? ofc id OC the 560
#3
also wise to look into scans return warranty procedure.
#4
Why would this be on till monday? I thought it was only Friday's today only that lasted the weekend?
#5
mamboboy
Oh you're right there. Ends tomorrow then, will edit the title now :)


Nice one. Hot deal btw. No faster card at this price, anywhere. And I don't think there will be until the next gen of cards gets near.

Shame its such a hot, hungry and noisy beast!
1 Like #6
Wish my 850W PSU could handle SLI.
#7
mamboboy
I'm not sure whether to get this one or the 1GB KFA2 GTX 560 Ti EX OC for £179.99. Not as good a card, but at the same time isn't such a huge power hog and noise maker.
Accidentally missed the last order cut off time for next day delivery... so I've got another day to ponder over it. Or maybe hold out to see if they get lower again over the weekend.

The other thing that always makes me bail on buying a new GPU is because my GTS 250 is handling games just perfectly. I'd wanted to upgrade it for Crysis 2, but it seems Crytek have totally sold out to console whores. Might even be worthwhile to hold out for BF3's release now!

You are right about the console-pc issue. I mean seriously these day you can not get amazingly looking game which is also fun to play in same time. There are some nice games out there but comparing how much money goes to my pc and how much cost consoles it makes me sad.
Hope new X-Box 720 or whatever it is going to be called will push on studios to make some better graphic so it will also look better on PC.

Edited By: DownHill911 on Mar 17, 2011 20:42
#8
£199.90 is the only one i found, is there a direct link?
#9
Search the linked page for
1536MB Asus GTX 480

You have to click buy from the daily specials page
#10
more advanced tech that no developers take anything close to full advantage of

only worth it if your serious about working in 3D or when the next gen of console come out
#11
not on the daily specials page anymore as far as i can see...showing up as £199
#12
Be warned these things are real hot & noisy. Better to get a nvidia 5x series (femi 2).
#13
Awesome deal, cracking performance for the money

These cards are great when put under water with a decent block. Easily go to 830-840 mhz with default voltage, 900 if you crank it up a bit (and even more if you're lucky and got a good chip).
#14
These are old tat. Much better off with a radeon 6950 flashed to unlock shaders so it runs like a 6970. They only cost a few quid more.

The other day you could get a 6950 at scan for £189.

To the person asking about a GTX 560, complete waste of money at £179.99 when you can get something much better for another tenner.
#15
These are old tat. Much better off with a radeon 6950 flashed to unlock shaders so it runs like a 6970. They only cost a few quid more.

The other day you could get a 6950 at scan for £189.

To the person asking about a GTX 560, complete waste of money at £179.99 when you can get something much better for another tenner.
luke997
Awesome deal, cracking performance for the money

These cards are great when put under water with a decent block. Easily go to 830-840 mhz with default voltage, 900 if you crank it up a bit (and even more if you're lucky and got a good chip).


How is it an awsome deal!? It's a bloody waste of money that's what it is, if your spending this much or more on a decent card, then get a decent card. Better options are available for only a tiny bit more money.
#16
I would defo go for the 480 over the 560, bare in mide that it practically the same chip set. 5 series is a rebage of the 4 series. if youdo a bench mark on both you will see the 480 will kill, plus you can overclock it.

The only down point is that the card runs hot and fan can get quite noisy if overclocked. but fo rthat price i will try and get two and SLI the BEASTS.

HEAT
#17
not for me, noisy power hogs
#18
only if you watercool then is a dream :D
#19
Richard27
more advanced tech that no developers take anything close to full advantage of

only worth it if your serious about working in 3D or when the next gen of console come out


I agree that developers aren't getting the most of the hardware available, but you still need top cards to max out on settings, resolution and maintain 60fps.

At 1080p you're asking the card to render at least twice as many pixels as the consoles versions and ideally you want double the frame rate.
Plus there are other improvements in terms of texture quality, Anti-aliasing etc.

Edited By: MBeeching on Mar 17, 2011 23:02
#20
Plonk a good air cooler on this, you can overclock it by a third. mine came with one that normally costs £50 or less, the Xccelero Xtreme, and it's still running cooler than stock. I would be tempted to SLI this, but between the cost of the second card and the cost of a 1000w psu... I'd rather just keep the money and wait for a later card.
1 Like #21
mamboboy
Yep, the annoying thing is the technology is here right now, but it just isn't financially a good idea for studios to invest time or resources into it. Look at Crytek, they were thought to be one of the last few developers with their hearts in PC gaming... but I guess Crysis sales weren't that great so they had to change their loyalties, so to speak.

The only reason the Kinekt came out was to prolong the consoles lives, but then there's the problem that it doesn't appeal to the 'hardcore' gamers. Still, I think they'll be around for another 4 years yet. When the PS2 was dying and games were looking ugly, we got that wave of cell shaded games. Current genonsoles will be the same but with ultra-bloom and depth of field effects instead!

It's a shame, imagine if we had games like this to play:

Unreal Engine 3 Demo




Really? When the PS2 was being pushed to one side and the hype machine was rolling for the next gen we saw the best looking games to hit that Gen's consoles released in a very short window.

God of War 1 & 2
Shadow of the Colossus
Final Fantasy XII
Odin Sphere
Ghosthunter
Racket and Clank: Up Your Arsenal
GT4
Jak 3
MGS3: Snake Eater
Black
Devil May Cry 3
Kingdom Hearts 2

None of them shell shaded but an worth while mention must go out to Okami.

Do not get me wrong I love the raw power of PC gaming but graphic's do not make a good game, Crysis looked magical but the game itself? not a 10.

Console's deserve 10 year cycle's, it takes time for developers to learn how best to code for one, for instance take the very first games this gen such as Kameo or Perfect Dark Zero then match them up to what we are seeing released today Gears or War 3, Crysis 2 or BF3 all on the same hardware.

I would love to see the same progression on PC without a upgrade of hardware required. Really should not be knocking consoles.
#22
Literally HOT deal. This card doubles up as a BBQ come the summertime.

At that price though its worth buying, i think these came out at the £400 mark before nvidia realised noone would by a super hot super power hungry fermi based card at this price and did the job properly in the 580.
#23
DownHill911
Wish my 850W PSU could handle SLI.


PCs don't seem to need as much electricity these days. My PC of four hard drives, 9600GT, Xonar D2X, Core 2 Duo 2.66 (3.22Ghz Overlocked) and three TV tuners doesn't go past 220w on full load according to an energy meter, usually stays around 150 idle..

Edited By: titanwars on Mar 17, 2011 23:42: ..
1 Like #24
I like the fact that pc games aren't requiring the newest technology to play them with constant 60 fps at max settings. Had my pc for over 2 yrs and its still doing a great job, the only game I had trouble with was GTA Episodes from Liberty City. Got a Q9650 @ 3.8ghz, 8gb DDR 2 Corsair Dominator Memory and a Gtx 295. Currently playing Shogun 2 with no problems at all, maxxed out at 1920x1200 reso. For me the graphics are good enough these days, what we need is games made with more effort, better quality and better gameplay. Back in the day you would have to upgrade ya PC every 6 months just to play the latest games and the prices for parts then were twice as much as they are now, much better these days.

Edited By: Cronik1983 on Mar 18, 2011 00:06
#25
titanwars
DownHill911
Wish my 850W PSU could handle SLI.


PCs don't seem to need as much electricity these days. My PC of four hard drives, 9600GT, Xonar D2X, Core 2 Duo 2.66 (3.22Ghz Overlocked) and three TV tuners doesn't go past 220w on full load according to an energy meter, usually stays around 150 idle..

That is because the 9600gt isn't a powerful graphics card, it only uses a single PCIe additional power slot, if that, it's also a fair few generations of card behind

Compared to my dev machine of an overclocked core 2 quad, 8gb ram, 2 4870's goodness knows how many hard drives (raided to 1+0 for performance on build disk) and peripherals, that is closer to a modern gaming pc in terms of energy consumption than yours is, I use a 600w psu and will be getting a new one when I next do a full system upgrade
#26
Cronik1983
Back in the day you would have to upgrade ya PC every 6 months just to play the latest games and the prices for parts then were twice as much as they are now, much better these days.


I couldnt even play the original Far Cry when it came out for a year because the mainstream gpus (6600gt era) just couldn't handle the game with the eye candy, had to wait until I got a 6800gt and flashed it to an ultra (had to run it with a couple of extra fans on it to keep it cool) that I could get a decent FPS from it
#27
finlay666
Cronik1983
Back in the day you would have to upgrade ya PC every 6 months just to play the latest games and the prices for parts then were twice as much as they are now, much better these days.

I couldnt even play the original Far Cry when it came out for a year because the mainstream gpus (6600gt era) just couldn't handle the game with the eye candy, had to wait until I got a 6800gt and flashed it to an ultra (had to run it with a couple of extra fans on it to keep it cool) that I could get a decent FPS from it

Back in the day - games came on cassette tapes, and took 20mins to load. If you died another 20mins to load. You learned to be good very quickly. Power to the 80's gamers!!
#28
mamboboy
robo989
These are old tat. Much better off with a radeon 6950 flashed to unlock shaders so it runs like a 6970. They only cost a few quid more.

The other day you could get a 6950 at scan for £189.

To the person asking about a GTX 560, complete waste of money at £179.99 when you can get something much better for another tenner.

True, depends where your loyalties lie though I guess!
They have a 6870 listed there today for £179.99, but it's a bit naughty how ATi have named these 'series' of cards, seeing as the 5870 beats it in some tests.

well personally don't do the whole loyalty thing, if graphics card companies were women I'd be a cheating skumbag. Been back and forth for about 12 years now lol. Anyway, like you say the 6870 is a no no for the money, again just not worth it if your spending a decent sum a bit more gets you a lot more.

Also, people might not have noticed but the resale value on these is atrocious, obviously they are "last gen". I mean they're not, they are still pretty darn fast but when you come to sell it you'll get much more for a 2nd hand 5xx nvidia or a 6xxx ati\amd card.

Like you say though, if you're after an nvidia card and don't fancy paying the £250 for a GTX 570 then I spose this is a good deal as far as 480s go.
#29
mamboboy
robo989
These are old tat. Much better off with a radeon 6950 flashed to unlock shaders so it runs like a 6970. They only cost a few quid more.

The other day you could get a 6950 at scan for £189.

To the person asking about a GTX 560, complete waste of money at £179.99 when you can get something much better for another tenner.


True, depends where your loyalties lie though I guess!
They have a 6870 listed there today for £179.99, but it's a bit naughty how ATi have named these 'series' of cards, seeing as the 5870 beats it in some tests.


well personally don't do the whole loyalty thing, if graphics card companies were women I'd be a cheating skumbag. Been back and forth for about 12 years now lol. Anyway, like you say the 6870 is a no no for the money, again just not worth it if your spending a decent sum a bit more gets you a lot more.

Also, people might not have noticed but the resale value on these is atrocious, obviously they are "last gen". I mean they're not, they are still pretty darn fast but when you come to sell it you'll get much more for a 2nd hand 5xx nvidia or a 6xxx ati\amd card.

Like you say though, if you're after an nvidia card and don't fancy paying the £250 for a GTX 570 then I spose this is a good deal as far as 480s go.

Tyranicus66
finlay666
Cronik1983
Back in the day you would have to upgrade ya PC every 6 months just to play the latest games and the prices for parts then were twice as much as they are now, much better these days.


I couldnt even play the original Far Cry when it came out for a year because the mainstream gpus (6600gt era) just couldn't handle the game with the eye candy, had to wait until I got a 6800gt and flashed it to an ultra (had to run it with a couple of extra fans on it to keep it cool) that I could get a decent FPS from it


Back in the day - games came on cassette tapes, and took 20mins to load. If you died another 20mins to load. You learned to be good very quickly. Power to the 80's gamers!!


Nearer 10 mins actually :P
#30
My q6600 2.4 @ 3.6
8gb or RAM 1:1 800mhz
2x GTX260 in SLI
2.5tb hdd


Takes 350watts on idle and gaming goes to just under 700 watts including powering my monitor and 7.1 surround
1 Like #31
titanwars
DownHill911
Wish my 850W PSU could handle SLI.


PCs don't seem to need as much electricity these days. My PC of four hard drives, 9600GT, Xonar D2X, Core 2 Duo 2.66 (3.22Ghz Overlocked) and three TV tuners doesn't go past 220w on full load according to an energy meter, usually stays around 150 idle..


I concur, 850w is easily enough if it's a branded PSU. I've got a Corsair 750w PSU with 2 x 6950s flashed to 6970s in crossfire with 4 optical drives, 3 hard drives, an SSD and an i7 sandbridge at 4.6ghz. Shouldn't be a problem, they grossly exaggerate power requirements imo in reviews etc.
#32
komi
I would defo go for the 480 over the 560, bare in mide that it practically the same chip set. 5 series is a rebage of the 4 series. if youdo a bench mark on both you will see the 480 will kill, plus you can overclock it.

The only down point is that the card runs hot and fan can get quite noisy if overclocked. but fo rthat price i will try and get two and SLI the BEASTS.

HEAT


Please read my posts. Get 2 6950s instead. 2 of these in SLI...bonkers if only for the heat and noise. Not even as fast as 2 x 6950 and only costs about 10 quid less.
#33
Make sure the 6950s are revision 1 boards though as these can all be flashed to unlock the shaders so they perform the same as 6970s - risk free, as long as you don't flash the actual 6970 bios. Instead just unlock the shaders then overclock in windows to 6970 speeds. easy peasy!
#34
robo989

Please read my posts. Get 2 6950s instead. 2 of these in SLI...bonkers if only for the heat and noise. Not even as fast as 2 x 6950 and only costs about 10 quid less.


It seems that you are AMD biased after all - 6950 is slower than GTX 480 all across the board and there are plenty games where in HD even 6970 is slower, have a look here for example.

HardwareCanucks review

Not to mention that they 480 overclock better than 6950/6970.

So value for money this is as good as you can get right now, the better if you are a water cooler.

PSU wise I had 2 of these running SLI on Corsair 850 HX for a couple days, no stability issues but if you plan to overvolt - definitely get something more powerful, watch out for a stron 12V rail(s).

So to summarise, yes, the run hot and use more power than AMD but if you're OK with it this is the best bang for your buck at the moment.


Edited By: luke997 on Mar 18, 2011 08:52: typo
#35
Gigabyte 480 from OCUK is a better deal, £202 delivered (using 10% code) and it has an uprated cooler and custom PCB, plus Giga have a UK RMA centre.
#36
luke997
robo989

Please read my posts. Get 2 6950s instead. 2 of these in SLI...bonkers if only for the heat and noise. Not even as fast as 2 x 6950 and only costs about 10 quid less.


It seems that you are AMD biased after all - 6950 is slower than GTX 480 all across the board and there are plenty games where in HD even 6970 is slower, have a look here for example.

HardwareCanucks review

Not to mention that they 480 overclock better than 6950/6970.

So value for money this is as good as you can get right now, the better if you are a water cooler.

PSU wise I had 2 of these running SLI on Corsair 850 HX for a couple days, no stability issues but if you plan to overvolt - definitely get something more powerful, watch out for a stron 12V rail(s).

So to summarise, yes, the run hot and use more power than AMD but if you're OK with it this is the best bang for your buck at the moment.



Biased....?

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/msi-radeon-hd-6950-2gb-amd-ati-graphics-card-189-23-scan-free-del-av-hexus-membe/897806#comments

Nope, I had a GTX 285 until the other day, an 8800GTX before that, my comments there were doubtful of the 69xx cards. Thought I'd give it a chance at the price and don't regret it, it was a toss up between a GTX 480\GTX 570\Radeon 6950 rev1 to run at 6970 speeds.

The reviews I looked at showed the GTX 570 on top by a couple of frames, then the 6970 beating a GTX 480 by a couple of frames. Anyways, you're not going to be kicking yourself buying one of these just wanted to make it clear this isn't deal of the century or anything that some people were commenting like it was.
#37
HeXadecimal00
Gigabyte 480 from OCUK is a better deal, £202 delivered (using 10% code) and it has an uprated cooler and custom PCB, plus Giga have a UK RMA centre.


Where's this 10% code, are you sure there's one that currently works...Doesn't seem likely.
#38
robo989
I concur, 850w is easily enough if it's a branded PSU. I've got a Corsair 750w PSU with 2 x 6950s flashed to 6970s in crossfire with 4 optical drives, 3 hard drives, an SSD and an i7 sandbridge at 4.6ghz. Shouldn't be a problem, they grossly exaggerate power requirements imo in reviews etc.


That's quite a machine oO
Mine's no slouch but that sounds like my dream build. I hope it's housed in a suitably impressive case?
#39
MBeeching
robo989
I concur, 850w is easily enough if it's a branded PSU. I've got a Corsair 750w PSU with 2 x 6950s flashed to 6970s in crossfire with 4 optical drives, 3 hard drives, an SSD and an i7 sandbridge at 4.6ghz. Shouldn't be a problem, they grossly exaggerate power requirements imo in reviews etc.

That's quite a machine oO
Mine's no slouch but that sounds like my dream build. I hope it's housed in a suitably impressive case?

Thanks, kinda...bit of regrets really ended up spending a heck of a lot of money altogether lol.

Case is a Coolermaster HAF-X.

It's not the best case in the world, the reviews showed it as being something fantastic but needed to take a dremel to it as the hole for the motherboard backplate isn't even flish with the back of most processors so fitting a decent tower cooler only just fits with the backplate applying pressure on the mounting at the back so had to cut away a bit.

Not bad on the whole, but you expect better for £120 odd. Airflow is fantastic though, don't think you can get a large high airflow case that doesn't feel cheap unless you want to spend £200+ from looking around now.

The retailer on the sandybridge motherboard that has the known SATA port defect is also playing silly beggers (scan.co.uk)...

Still, things never go 100% smoothly so when spending lots of money so shouldn't moan....Or maybe should have just gone on a nice holiday instead ;)
#40
robo989
MBeeching
robo989
I concur, 850w is easily enough if it's a branded PSU. I've got a Corsair 750w PSU with 2 x 6950s flashed to 6970s in crossfire with 4 optical drives, 3 hard drives, an SSD and an i7 sandbridge at 4.6ghz. Shouldn't be a problem, they grossly exaggerate power requirements imo in reviews etc.


That's quite a machine oO
Mine's no slouch but that sounds like my dream build. I hope it's housed in a suitably impressive case?


Thanks, kinda...bit of regrets really ended up spending a heck of a lot of money altogether lol.

Case is a Coolermaster HAF-X.

It's not the best case in the world, the reviews showed it as being something fantastic but needed to take a dremel to it as the hole for the motherboard backplate isn't even flish with the back of most processors so fitting a decent tower cooler only just fits with the backplate applying pressure on the mounting at the back so had to cut away a bit.

Not bad on the whole, but you expect better for £120 odd. Airflow is fantastic though, don't think you can get a large high airflow case that doesn't feel cheap unless you want to spend £200+ from looking around now.

The retailer on the sandybridge motherboard that has the known SATA port defect is also playing silly beggers (scan.co.uk)...

Still, things never go 100% smoothly so when spending lots of money so shouldn't moan....Or maybe should have just gone on a nice holiday instead ;)


My biggest losses have been on my GPU and RAM, but most of my components have held their value. Still a lot of money to spend on a PC lol :p

Lian Li PC-V351 MATX Case - £81
Gigabyte GA-P55M-UD4 - £116.00
Intel Core i5 750 - £145.00
4GB Corsair (2x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz/PC3-12800 XMS3 - £84
Seasonic X-650 (80plus Gold rated: 90% efficient) Modular PSU - £111
XFX ATI 5850 XXX Edition - £235
500gb Samsung F3 - £35.00
1tb Samsung F3 - £42.00
Logitech G110 Keyboard - £52
Windows 7 Premium - £50
22" Benq G2222HDL Monitor - £118
Logitech Z-10 Speakers - £37
SteelSeries Xai Mouse - £62
SteelSeries 4HD Mouse Mat - £13.99
Noctua NH-U9B SE2 Heatsink - £47.49
Noctua NF-S12B 120mm Fans (x2) - £29.96
Noctua NF-R8 80mm Fan - £12.33
Philips AMBX Lighting - £24.99
4GB Corsair (2x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz/PC3-12800 XMS3 - £42.00
120gb Vertex 2 - £159.00

Total: £1497.76

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