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Old August 3, 2011, 09:49 PM
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I'm an avid gamer. Right now my GTX260 (216 cores) is starting to show its age some, and given that new architecture is coming out soon, figured I'd grab a card then.

My biggest question is which one, assuming nVidia and AMD keep the relative same numbering structure.

I have about a 20" LCD w/ 1680x1050 resolution.

I really like playing with a lot of the eye candy turned up, but also don't want to buy a card that is overkill.
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Old August 3, 2011, 09:53 PM
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right now people wil ltell you a 768 megger gtx 460 for that rez.

dx11,ok on the psu,not very noisy :)

which card for 'then' ? well we dont know yet,as 'then;' hasnt happened yet. :)
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Old August 3, 2011, 10:00 PM
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Oh, did forget to mention I do have a 650W Corsair PSU.
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right now people wil ltell you a 768 megger gtx 460 for that rez.

dx11,ok on the psu,not very noisy :)

which card for 'then' ? well we dont know yet,as 'then;' hasnt happened yet. :)
Actually, you helped out greatly.

I figured the x70/x80 from nVidia would be just overkill on my system. So figured the x60 from nVidia or the xx50 for AMD would be ideal, unless I could get the upper level cards dirt cheap (IE Black Friday, Cyber Monday type deals).
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+1 for 768mb 460, i have one and love it
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Old August 4, 2011, 12:07 AM
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What games are you playing? Even at that low a res, I wouldn't want a 460 for running Metro 2033.

My thought is; if you're buying new hardware to upgrade a previous gen, why buy another previous gen? For about $190 you can at least grab a 560ti for excellent performance, larger buffer and o/c potential. (less if you find a good sale.) Or grab a 6950 used for a good price for the best option. I think there's two or three listed in bst at the moment.
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If you don't plan on getting a bigger monitor anytime soon then a 460 would suffice. And you can get them new dirt cheap.
If you do want to spend a little more and perhaps go 1900x1050 then opt instead for the 560TI. I would normally suggest something on ATI's side but their Driver issues have forced myself and a few of my friends to not use their current generation..

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A 460 will cost you $140 + tax ($155'ish). Or you could spend $200 flat with Arinoth's bst and get one of the better 560ti's available. Just sayin...
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Old August 31, 2011, 03:13 AM
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I do plan to move to a larger monitor (24" 1920x1080), and thinking maybe a 6870

Pricing right now for a 460 is in the $150-180 market (including some MIR)
The market for the 6870 is $159-199 w/ MIR

I don't mind not having the latest gen card, my finances can't afford it.
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Old August 31, 2011, 06:09 AM
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A 560ti will smash the 6870. And will OC better.
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