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I'm trying to convince my parents its more cost effective to get a 460 than keep rmaing or returning this EVGA GTS 450 SC (they buy it and I pay it off after I get my paycheck same with the electric) Also I told them how much the HDMI adaptor was lol 10 bucks for the dang thing so the Zodac GTX 460 SE with the two standard HDMI ports is a mucch better deal some of the cut down RAM EVGA come witht he adaptors too.
Of these or those on newegg which is the best for under $125 with shipping I'm just going to say the shipping on the Zotac is around 5 bucks for now I won't be too picky,plus if I continue the RMA it'll be 30 bucks and maybe another week or week and a half before I'll even see the card let alone use it.

Which of these
http://www.compusa.com/applications/...eight&dir=desc

Oh woot 800 posts.
Edited by phazer11 - 5/6/11 at 5:19pm
     
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http://www.compusa.com/applications/...278&CatId=3669
    
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Really? So not what I thought but I'll look at it some more.
Anyone else?
     
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I say this one: http://www.compusa.com/applications/...427&CatId=3670

Not completely sure, but I think the 768mb one with 336 cores is better than the 1gb one with 288.
    
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Don't get the SE, its gimped.

1GB or bust.
    
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Hmm... if I had to go with either of the evga I'd choose the 119.99 one. They have those in both of the CompUSA's in town. Oh wait... nevermind it's a 288 core. How much of a difference would that make?

I still need opinions.

They gave in btw the $125 stands though.

The 1GB non SE are outta my price range The 460 SE GIMPED I'll give you that but they are in my price range at 1GB and should still be better than my GTS 450 SC. However the normal 460 at 756mb is in my price range.
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If your just looking for folding performance then the 460 768Mb is hard to beat, if you were considering gaming abilities as well then the 1Gb SE may start to become an option if you game at 1200 or higher, but for folding the 768Mb hands down.
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I game a bit but I could always lower the resolution down from 1920x1080 to 1600x900 I'm not a fps maxer though so long as there are no stutters I'm happy. I also have a laptop with a 460m that seems to do fine.

So I guess we could include that as well best gpu for gaming and folding or overall.
Edited by phazer11 - 5/6/11 at 6:16pm
     
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I game a bit but I could always lower the resolution down from 1920x1080 to 1600x900 I'm not a fps maxer though so long as there are no stutters I'm happy. I also have a laptop with a 460m that seems to do fine.
768MB VRAM doesn't have much problems with 1920x1080. When you really have problems is at resolutions higher than it (eg. 2560x1600, which is not really suitable for it anyway). Anyway, at 1080p the GTX 460 768MB is some 5% faster than the 1GB SE but folding there's simply no contest: the 768MB will be much faster due to 336 CUDA Cores vs. 288.
    
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hmm... so 768mb faster for CC folding but less useful when I'm using it for editing, encoding, or gaming... Hmm I guess I should get the SE So I can do another monitor later for my cinematography degree >v< in a year or so.
     
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