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I really like the MSI Cyclone 460s. Prices are higher than they were a while ago, but they're 180 right now after rebate at Newegg. On sale, and with the right rebate, they drop down to 180 and 150 after rebate.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-510-_-Product
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post #32 of 41
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Originally Posted by BloodyRory View Post
I might. I'll think about it.

I'm honestly thinking about doing 2 EVGA GTX 460 1 GB cards, they're $140 each.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-591-_-Product
This isn't a bad road. I'm quite happy with a pair of these in SLI.
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post #33 of 41
if you have the suspicion that you might go Multimonitor i suggest the 460 2gb card

$170 after rebate.
You will need the 2gb of vram for multi-monitor gaming...

check out this link for information you might find useful.

Cheers,

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This isn't a bad road. I'm quite happy with a pair of these in SLI.
Alright, I'll google some performance on both of them, because I'd be paying $400 in total for both of the 6870s while I can pay less than $300 for the 460s. Plus for me it's saying the 460s are $140 and were $170 at one point, might be just because of my region or something, idk.
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I might. I'll think about it.

I'm honestly thinking about doing 2 EVGA GTX 460 1 GB cards, they're $140 each.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-591-_-Product
You can get those for $120 each here: http://www.circuitcity.com/applicati...=gan_629258553 or here http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...nSyNB7HXTXpoqg
    
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EVGA 460 FTW, or 560 ti's but i like my lil 460 she overclocks better then any other card i have owned...on stock voltages and then i overvolt...
    
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what is your current power supply?

Also, gtx 460 1gb's in SLI perform better than a single gtx 580. I'm using a single gtx 460 at the moment and i have yet to find a game that i have to turn the graphics settings down on.
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EVGA 460 FTW, or 560 ti's but i like my lil 460 she overclocks better then any other card i have owned...on stock voltages and then i overvolt...
560ti's are damn nice cards, 950mhz before overvolting
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Alright, well I guess I'm going to be buying 2 GTX 460 1gbs. It seems in my price range, and I may not do multiple monitors, I might just do one big monitor or something in the future. Alright thanks guys. Hopefully my first build works out good....
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But what about 2 6870s? I honestly would love one for my build at first and then once I have the cash for better monitors, etc, I could buy another one. That is a great price for a great card plus its xfx which I've heard they have a lifetime warranty or something.
Great great great idea! Dont buy GTX460 SE!!! Yes to a GTX460 but not the SE model! the SE means a crash diet and it slashed the core speeds and disabled some parts to it. Its actually considered overpriced at $140 --->http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforc...460-se-review/

If you are going the nvidia route, do the GTX460 but more specifically the MSI cyclone edition. They use different PCB and they change a lot of things, but the highlight is the gpu cooler. It actually performs better than its Twin Frozr model.

Where are you buying it from?

http://ncix.com/products/?sku=54624&...SI%2FMicroStar

If you spend a little extra this is a killer deal...

http://ncix.com/products/?sku=61239&...=MSI/MicroStar


i just love my temps! When you sli one card will blow the hot air on the other and the Cyclone editions blow them more out then foward, and they always run very cool. When its not OC its only like 44 degrees max load!!

HD radeons like to run hot but the OC of 6850 are great and crossfire they run well.

If you want to see how it looks like in a setup check out mine http://www.overclock.net/computer-ca...-everyone.html
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