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Old July 31, 2010, 09:46 AM
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Hi All,

Need some advice as to which card to get. Here are the specs for my system.

Q6700 Cpu
4 Gig Corsair DDR 2 ram
ATI 4850 512 mb video card(with GFX Chilla fan installed)
3 x 1 Tb hard drives
Acer monitor (1680x 1050)
OCZ 850 watt power supply
Running windows XP Professional- but upgrading to Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Currently, I play lots of TF2 and my system runs smoothly. I was thinking of upgrading my video card once I go to Windows 7. My son wants my 4850 card in his rig. I have 200-300 to spend. I am not sure if I should just keep this card or upgrade. If I upgrade, I want to see a boost in my performance.

I was thnking of the GTX 460 or the ATI 5850. However, I will consider others based on the opinions I get.

Thanks for any advice you could send my way.
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Old July 31, 2010, 09:49 AM
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A GTX 460 would be a good upgrade option, but I would wait a bit and see when Nvidia comes out with the full GF104 core :)
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The GTX460 1GB ver would be a very good upgrade for the price tag.
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one more vote. what motherboard do you have?
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Old July 31, 2010, 02:30 PM
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+1 for the 460. Look at getting the 1 gb card from EVGA if possible.
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yup just like all the others gtx 460.
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Old July 31, 2010, 03:44 PM
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Thanks for the quick replies guys. I really apprreciate any info you pass my way.

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one more vote. what motherboard do you have?
I have an Asus P5Q SE Plus motherboard.


I am looking at these 3 GTX 260/265 cards. Let me know your opinions please.

1) Canada Computers - EVGA GeForce GTX 460 768MB (768-P3-1360-TR) nVidia GeForce GTX 460 Chipset (675Mhz) 768MB (3600Mhz) GDDR5 Dual Dual-Link DVI/Mini HDMI PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics Card

2) Canada Computers - EVGA GeForce GTX 460 Superclocked 768MB (768-P3-1362-AR) nVidia GeForce GTX 460 Chipset (763Mhz) 768MB (3800Mhz) GDDR5 Dual Dual-Link DVI/Mini HDMI PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics Card

3) Canada Computers - Palit GeForce GTX 465 1024MB (NE5TX465F1002) nVidia GeForce GTX 465 Chipset (607Mhz) 1024MB (3206Mhz) GDDR5 Dual Dual-Link DVI PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics Card

The 2nd card is only 20 bucks more, so I think it is probably the better buy at $239. However, the last card is a full 1 gb card(as opposed to the first 2) and as a 465GTX for only 20 buck more the the 460 GTX OC 768mb card. If I overclock the 2nd card, will it perform as close to the 465gtx card?

Thanks for any advice you can send my way.
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Get the EVGA ***AR*** model. It has lifetime warranty. Palit warranty is quite sketchy in North America so I don't really recommend them.

Why not get the 1GB GTX 460?
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The store in London doesnt carry it in stock. I am gonna check out NCIX and see what their price is. The good thing about them is I only pay the 1 tax. The bad thing is the shipping cost

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The store in London doesnt carry it in stock. I am gonna check out NCIX and see wht their price is. The good thing about them is I only pay the 1 tax. The bad thing is teh shipping cost
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