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Old June 30, 2011, 02:21 PM
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I'm not overly concerned if I wasted a bit of money as it's a sexy card and I'm upgrading from an 8800GT. So for $180 shipped I just picked myself up an MSI GTX 465 Golden Edition already with the bios to make it a 470 :) I'm actually pretty happy about it as I was almost considering their 560ti which is around $330 haha and I really can't afford that or justify it in anyway. I really only play Minecraft with the HD textures so that's about the extent of things. I think it will look great in my 800D case when I ever get around to upgrading the rest of my system. From what I've been reading I don't think I screwed myself over too much by purchasing it compared to other cards in that range. Plus I was dead set on either a Twin Frozen or Hawk card so my options are a bit limited.

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Old June 30, 2011, 03:26 PM
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No such thing as bad buy. And since you feel that way it is definitely a good investment.
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w8, where did u find that at 180$? I might be interested in 2 of those!
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for the unlock to 470? dont fret,not worth if you buy just for that :)
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$180? You'd have been better off getting a non-Ti GTX 560 for about the same price or little more.

For example: MSI GeForce GTX 560 Twin Frozr II OC 810MHZ 1GB 4GHZ GDDR5 2XDVI Mini HDMI PCI-E Video Card - DirectCanada

Then again, it sounds like you really like the shiny gold color.
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Old June 30, 2011, 04:44 PM
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BrutalGreen : I believe I bought the last one the guy was selling. I haven't seen any others for sale right now.

dangtx: Sorry, I don't have any idea what you are trying to say haha. I'm buying because 1: my 8800gt is old and can't even run Minecraft with HD texture packs so I'm hoping this will make a pretty big difference. 2: It's a fantastic looking card. 3: That was about my upper limit of affordability and I couldn't find any other Twin or Hawk cards. I think it's just a bonus that I'm getting a 470 instead of a 465 as it was originally sold. Strange for MSI to sell 470's rebranded and bios'd as a 465 but I'm not going to complain :)
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Yeah, that was $180 shipped no taxes. I just can't stand mail in rebates and usually ignore them when it comes to pricing stuff. I was looking at this page (GeForce GTX 470 vs GeForce GTX 560 Ti – Performance Comparison Benchmarks @ Hardware Compare) which shows the comparison between the 560ti and the 470 and there is a max of about 12fps in the games they tested. So my logic was there wouldn't be too much of a real world difference comparing it to the 560 non-ti. And yes, I love the look of copper...I won't deny that!


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$180? You'd have been better off getting a non-Ti GTX 560 for about the same price or little more.

For example: MSI GeForce GTX 560 Twin Frozr II OC 810MHZ 1GB 4GHZ GDDR5 2XDVI Mini HDMI PCI-E Video Card - DirectCanada

Then again, it sounds like you really like the shiny gold color.
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some 465's unlocked to scorching 470's and were teh rage for a little while a year or so ago.
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AFAIK, all the 465 golden editions do unlock no problem without exception! and even without the unlock a 465 is better than a 560 non ti as the 560 is clock for clock equal to a 460 just with a higher factory clock...
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Old June 30, 2011, 06:29 PM
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Ahh, ok. Although I tend to read the articles here and there on gpu's, I don't really pay too much attention to them. That's the one component that's usually suffering in my systems as I don't game much so I think this will server me well for a while.

Did I mention this card is sexy

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some 465's unlocked to scorching 470's and were teh rage for a little while a year or so ago.
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