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post #11 of 36
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Holy.... fantastic price on that card! $120 brand new??? You're not going to find a better buy than that OP.
Sounds like this is my best bet?
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If I got a 460, how long do you think that could potentially last me? 2 At least 2 years?
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post #13 of 36
A used GTX 275 now goes for $100 to $150 on eBay. It has similar performance to the GTX 460, but without DX11.

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Also, Is Zotac a reputable GPU brand?
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post #15 of 36
gtx 460. Also Zotac is an ok brand. I havent use any of there cards yet. But i hear nothing but good things about msi, evga, and asus.
post #16 of 36
Get a used 470. Should be right in that price range. I had one and it was a great card. Got a little hot, but otherwise could play pretty much everything I threw at it at high to max settings.

Should be able to pick one up with warranty still available.
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If I got a 460, how long do you think that could potentially last me? 2 At least 2 years?
It will last you untill you decide you need a larger resolution, or the next generation consoles come out.
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post #18 of 36
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It will last you untill you decide you need a larger resolution, or the next generation consoles come out.
Will the 460 handle my current resolution? I currently have a 1920x1080 23 inch LED LCD monitor.
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post #19 of 36
I have the Sapphire HD 5850 extreme. The 2nd gen. usually benchmarks higher than the 6850 and the 460. Plus you can overclock the sapphire to a 925 core / 1215 mem no problem, putting it right around the performance level of the 5870 stock. Mine was $140.

And yes, both cards will handle that rez. Thats the exact same setup I have via HDMI
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Also, Is Zotac a reputable GPU brand?
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