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All right, the 6870 looks good and the 955 for 100 is great. Now, my case doesn't have the best cooling (2 92mm intake and one 120mm out) so should I get the reference 6870 or the msi one? I don't feel like upgrading the case.
MSI hands down, you won't regret it. Here is a review for it, and under the Power, Temp, Noise, page you will see the temps. for it. You will never get those with a Ref.
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post #12 of 13
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Just to finish the thread, I ended up getting the 955 for $100 and the GTX 460 1GB for $150 - $30 rebate (I had a new customer 15 off 50 coupon).
The 460 deal was damn good, but it was a tough call between that and the 6870
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Phenom II X4 955 Gigabyte MA790X-UD4P EVGA GTX 460 1GB 6GB DDR2 @ 675mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Caviar Black 640GB+ WD Caviar 250GB LG DVD Burner Cooler Master Hyper 212+ EVO Windows 7 Professional x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Westinghouse 22 inch ABS M1 Antec Earthwatts 500 Antec Designer 500 
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Logitech G5 v2 Asus XONAR DX with JVC HA-RX 700 
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Nice upgrade, will last you another few years of gaming with that setup. Gotta love AMD for its socket longevity.
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