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Old August 28, 2010, 09:20 AM
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It's a bit more expensive for Canucks, though:

Newegg.ca - EVGA 01G-P3-1373-AR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Superclocked EE 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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Old August 28, 2010, 09:40 AM
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Gigabyte GeForce GTX 460 Fermi 715MHZ 1Gb for $225 here or here. You could always PM as well.
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Since you live in Edmonton, just pricematch at MemoryExpress, it's painless and quick and I pricematched pretty much every part of my recent build with no trouble. Grabbed that Gigabyte GTX 460 1GB for $225. I really like the Gigabyte one for the good cooler it has.
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Old August 28, 2010, 11:08 AM
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I am new to posting here but IMO the 768 model should be all you need at that res. Look at the reviews here at HWC and I think you will see that the 1GB offers little benefit at your res. That said if you can find a 1GB that can be had for little more then a 768 I would see no reason not to get it.

Personally I like MSI GeForce GTX 460 Fermi Cyclone OC 725MHZ 768MB, it can be had for ~$206 at Direct Canada.
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Old August 28, 2010, 11:39 AM
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You won't miss the extra $30 or $40 if you're willing to spend over $200 anyway (is the logic I'd use! ).
That is basically the logic that I think I am going with. Plus after seeing the price of the 1GB at Newegg it just isn't much more than the 768 model.

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Since you live in Edmonton, just pricematch at MemoryExpress, it's painless and quick and I pricematched pretty much every part of my recent build with no trouble.
Yea, that was the plan. I get most of everything there if I can.


The one thing that does sort of concern me is the noise and heat. Though after reading through the review of the 460 1GB EE here, I think I can deal with the noise. I doubt it will be any louder than my akimbo cooler on my 8800GT.

Oh and according to the review the superclocked 1gb gets at least 7fps more average with AA on at 1680x1050 on every game except Metro. And that is at least 7, a good chunk are closer to 14-20fps more. So considering I won't be upgrading again for awhile I might as well get something that will give me a little more.

So thanks for all the info and I will end up getting the eVGA Superclocked 1GB EE. Now just have to wait for payday.
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If I were you, I'd avoid the EE models and get one with the reference heatsink if possible.
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If I were you, I'd avoid the EE models and get one with the reference heatsink if possible.
I've never seen a 1GB card w/ reference cooling.
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How do you tell that it's a reference heatsink? I sure hope it's easier to tell than the ATI 5770 cards.

It seems you sacrifice noise if you get the reference heatsink as the customized ones of the Gigabyte and MSI Cyclone varieties have good reviews of it running cool and being fairly quiet. However, they expel the excess hot/warm air from the fans going into the case instead of out the exhaust.

I have an Antec 300 case or will so I think I might want the reference heatsink or the exhaust variety.

Is this an exhaust variety?:

Newegg.ca - EVGA 01G-P3-1371-AR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

It's not the 'EE' model but newegg reviewers who bought the card are claiming the air is going out the exhaust. It's cheaper than the EE series since it's a factory stock clock although it's also -AR so it has the lifetime warranty. Maybe one could overclock it themselves?
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I've never seen a 1GB card w/ reference cooling.
Newegg.ca - EVGA 01G-P3-1370-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Newegg.ca - EVGA 01G-P3-1372-TR GeForce GTX 460 Superclocked (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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Old August 28, 2010, 12:38 PM
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Well those ones won't help me as they don't have them at Memory Express, but that isn't the real reason while I would not get them. It is because they are the TR models and they do not have life time warranty. I know for a lot of people that doesn't matter as they will be upgrading before the 2 year warranty but even if I do upgrade to another card before then this one would just go into another older machine, so lifetime warranty means something to me.

But if you don't care about the warranty and don't want the EE, then those are the cards for you.
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