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Old September 24, 2010, 05:33 PM
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Hi guys, first post and got a question.

Currently I got a geforce GTX 260 from BFG (the 216sp version I believe) and thinking about upgrading so I can use HDMI output and get better gaming peformance.

My Current specs are:
AMD Phenom II X4 655 BE processor
4 GB DDR3 RAM
550W Antec Power supply
LG Flaton W2453V 24" Monitor (w/ HDMI input)

I do play games (as I mention above) and play WOW, CIV V, Mass Effect 1 & 2, Crysis, COD 2, etc.

Right now I'm debating whether to get the Geforce 460GTX 768mb video card (or the 1gb model), or the ATI 5770 or the 5830.

I am on a budget and trying to spend max 250.00 on the card and I live in Alberta and planning to get it on saturday.
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Old September 24, 2010, 05:43 PM
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My System Specs

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Welcome to the forum! I would consider the 460 1gb. the one to buy. Without researching prices, look to see the price on an OC card.

As for HDMI, what a difference! I'll never go back. Details, clarity, stuff I couldn't make out b4 using HDMI. If you can afford it, get a better cable, don't cheap out. I got a cheapy, saw how much better my friends was, borrowed his cable, and gave away the cheapy.

Good luck, and if you can keep an eye on the BST forum, you could get a good deal.
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Old September 24, 2010, 06:09 PM
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while it is an improvement, it will not be a stellar one so maybe get something stronger or if you really need hdmi, go with either or. if you dont fold.

performance <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
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Old September 24, 2010, 06:12 PM
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I can get the 5770 for about 180 bucks and the gtx 460 768mb for about 210 bucks where I live.

Wouldn't mind switching over to ATI but not sure how the 5770 would hold up in 1920 X 1080 resolution for gaming.
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either or will not run everything maxed out at those resolutions.






your games, except crysis are lighter, on the other hand
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Old September 24, 2010, 06:19 PM
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I don't play crysis that much. It's more WOW, CIV V, Mass effect, etc.

My main focus is something that will run Blu Ray Movies great, play games at my resolution great, and has an hdmi port.
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Old September 24, 2010, 08:19 PM
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I am on a budget and trying to spend max 250.00 on the card and I live in Alberta and planning to get it on saturday.
clutz, head over to the NCIX website, there is quite a few nice GFX cards on sale this week (just started tonight).

you can get a HD5850 for $259 after MIR. Quite a few 460s and 5770s also. A HD5830 for $179 after MIR (not as good as a 460 1Gig, but better than the 768mo IMHO)

I'd go for a 460 or above performance wize...
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Old September 24, 2010, 08:25 PM
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researched it more and going the 460 route for sure. Only decision is the 768mb or the 1gb card.

From all I read, there's not much difference fps wise (10 fps max it seems) and was planning to buy WinDVD online as well.
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Old September 24, 2010, 08:39 PM
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The last time I checked, the EVGA GTX 460 1GB reference pcb version was around $229 so shipped, may be still under your $250 limit. Check newegg for reviews and price.
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10 percent, which usually shows its funny nose in your gaming experience when you are borderline playable or dropping settings, like resolution and such. worth the extra cash if you will use something heavier than wow,scII.

good choice,and dont forget to drop by the folding forums once you get your nv card
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