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I'm about ready to purchase my first GPU. I am looking at a MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack GeForce GTX 460 fermi. I think with rebate it is $140.

MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack

Should I go for this or is there a better option with a better price/performance ratio?
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Have you looked around here:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...D&PageSize=100

And more specifically this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16814121391R
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I'm always hesitant to spring on open boxes. I guess I'm more willing to pay the extra $15 for the increased chance of success, plus I think the HAWK is a better card, isn't it?

My question is, does anybody think the Hawk will be enough to run Battlefield 3 when it comes out? I'm looking forward to that game and want my card to be able to handle it!
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I'm always hesitant to spring on open boxes. I guess I'm more willing to pay the extra $15 for the increased chance of success, plus I think the HAWK is a better card, isn't it?

My question is, does anybody think the Hawk will be enough to run Battlefield 3 when it comes out? I'm looking forward to that game and want my card to be able to handle it!
Who knows. You have a good board just grab a 2nd for SLI when the time comes if need be.
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I bought a open box MSI GTX 560 Ti and a normally priced card aswell.

Open box was inmaculate, I'd sai just tested in a rig and sent it back? not even a scratch on the surface of the card and I saved myself $65.

Production of both cards were in the same month (Full price and OB price) so I'd buy with confidence another O.B. card.
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Who knows. You have a good board just grab a 2nd for SLI when the time comes if need be.
That's a good point. That card would probably scale well with SLI.
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