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Old March 29, 2011, 02:35 PM
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So I was wondering how come the prices for the evga GTX 460's are so high compared to all the other non evga cards? From what I can tell everywhere I read people say I should be able to pick one up for 150$, but the evga versions start at 170$ and go up all the way to 220$. Especially the AR models (lifetime warranty) being on the higher end of the spectrum. Then on the other hand there are MSI and ASUS cards going for like 130$. What gives?

Also, how long could one expect for the GTX 570 to drop down to under 300$?
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Old March 29, 2011, 02:41 PM
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If you are looking for a card with lifetime warranty, you might want to check out Zotac or PNY cards too. Zotac has a RMA center in Richmond, BC, and I've never had an issue with any of their cards. NCIX.com - Buy Zotac GeForce GTX 460 Fermi 675MHZ 768MB GDDR5 Dual DVI Mini-HDMI PCI-E DX11 Video Card - Zotac - ZT-40401-10P (ZT-40404-10H) - in Canada The 460's are cheap because they are EOL, having been replaced by the 560 Ti.

As for the 570's, you can catch them in the low 300's after rebate. I'd guess that they won't drop in price too quickly, unless Nvidia releases something better.
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Old March 29, 2011, 03:25 PM
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I dont see a reason for evga cards to be more expensive. I have both the TR and AR and they are no better than anything else as far as I can see. One of em had the plastic cover snap off in the mail even. Cheapo plastic connectors holding the cover on and there is no way to replace them. Annoying TBH
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Make sure you're not looking at the GTX 460 SE ... these are chips with less CUDA cores and perform worse = cheaper. Also, with EVGA, they add the price of the warranty into the card (and use their brand reputation to impose high prices). Warranty isn't (usually) free, so you pay for it somewhere! The GTX 570 has occasionally dropped below $300 after rebates, etc. Both MSI and Zotac have had cards sell under $300... I once found a EVGA 570 under $300, but it was sold out in hours.
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Old March 29, 2011, 05:08 PM
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So then why the hell does evga have such high prices?

Anyways I haven't heard or read much about Zotac or PNY, are they good manufacturers and have good customer service?
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So then why the hell does evga have such high prices?

Anyways I haven't heard or read much about Zotac or PNY, are they good manufacturers and have good customer service?
I cannot speak for Zotac but PNY has very solid customer service. They helped me get some stuff running on a few games when I was having problems with my 465. Good warranty support as well (although knock on wood) I have never had to use it personally.

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Newegg has a good deal on the ASUS ENGTX460:

Newegg.ca - ASUS ENGTX460 DirectCU TOP/2DI/768MD5 GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 768MB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

$155 with a $30 MIR
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^ that's 768mb, you can usually find msi cyclone one for around 125 after MIR from ncix
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Old March 30, 2011, 09:39 AM
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That is a very good deal indeed on the ASUS card, but right now I'm thinking of maybe just holding out and waiting a little and then grabbing a GTX 570.

Basically right now I'm running a GTS 240 which isn't doing too badly but it's not like I'm running most games on max settings. Games I'd be looking to pick up would be Diablo III, which knowing blizzard shouldn't be much of an issue since they always make their games able to run on shitty systems, and then Battlefield III which is looking to be awesome or any other amazing multiplayer FPS that comes out this year. Right now I game at 1600 x 900 but I'd be looking to bump up to 1920 x 1200 on say 25 - 27 inches. Would a GTX 460 be able to handle that and do it well for a few years to come? Would a GTX 570 be complete overkill - is it meant more for ultra high end enthusiats playing at crazy high resolutions? Also, assuming within the year nVidia releases a 600 series, would that help drive down the prices of the 500 series a considerable amount? And then finally, when are the best times you guys see some great sales for computer parts aside from christmas. It would suck to buy something and then see it on super special a couple weeks later!
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1gb cyclone is $180 with a $20 MIR.
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