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Old August 19, 2010, 12:19 AM
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Question Is there a better card for the money right now?

http://ncix.com/products/index.php?s...SI%2FMicroStar

Saw this and am very close to grabbing one. Can anyone out there offer a better GPU for the money?
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That card is definitely not the best for your money, in any circumstance, unless you're building a 50 Cent themed build.

For the money usually means best price/performance, which would probably fall in the HD 5750/HD 5770/GTS 250/used GTX 260 range. However, best for your money in that performance bracket would be something along the lines of this: http://ncix.com/products/?sku=54474&...nufacture=eVGA and then price matched here: EVGA GeForce GTX 460 Fermi 675MHZ 768MB GDDR5 Dual DVI Mini-HDMI PCI-E DX11 Video Card - DirectCanada.
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Old August 19, 2010, 01:06 AM
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check the response I gave you on the identical post you made on OCN
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It is a good value. If you have the same luck as Linus you'll be able to unlock it to a 470.
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Good value if you can unlock it to a 470, but otherwise I'd say the $100 price hike from a GTX 460 is definitely NOT worth it.
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no. frame/dollar spent or watts used.
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The one you linked to comes already unlocked and tested by Linus, the other one on sale right now for $260 is a few of the ones that either didn't unlock or unlocked with issues.

Check out the Zotac GTX470 on sale with the $35 MIR.
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Old August 19, 2010, 08:57 AM
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And FYI, my Zotac 470 runs at 480 speeds with stock voltage. You'll need extra cooling though.
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Old August 19, 2010, 09:38 AM
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Check out the Zotac GTX470 on sale with the $35 MIR.
Oh my! That's a really compelling deal right there!
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Old August 19, 2010, 10:08 AM
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ASUS GTX 470 - Canada Computers 339 + 20 MIR = 319.99!

No shipping or insurance either!
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