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isn't the 460 2win the card with dual gf104 inside?
that card is pretty overpriced. if u have $350 you should get separate GTX 460s and sli them. only come up to about $300 for 2 cards.
you're better off with a quality GTX 560 Ti 1GB or HD 6950 1GB

at your low resolution 1 GB is plenty.
It's $250 on EVGA's b-stock.
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Okay, i think i'll be getting this one because i like the dual fan design:



http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130651

Comes to $252.52 whats another $22.52, i'll come up with it some how.
Good choice. It also comes with a nice factory OC which means it's already got a bumped up voltage already, so you can easily OC it a bit more without using that much more power

You might want to check out the MSI one too though, as they make some of the best aftermarker coolers on their cards (twin frozr II > almost all other non-ref coolers).

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127565
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814133377

PNY GTX 560 TI. $224.99 shipped, then you have a $30 mail in rebates to bring it to $195. Don't get a GTX 460 anything for $200....
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Good choice. It also comes with a nice factory OC which means it's already got a bumped up voltage already, so you can easily OC it a bit more without using that much more power

You might want to check out the MSI one too though, as they make some of the best aftermarker coolers on their cards (twin frozr II > almost all other non-ref coolers).

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127565
Thanks, ya i checked it out the cooler looks wicked. But im loyal to EVGA always bought their stuff when i could. Never had any problems. Owned a Evga 7600 gs, 8600 gt, 9600 gt (512mb), 9800 gt (1gb), gts-250 (1gb).

The GTX-560Ti (1GB) would be a good improvement to the GTX-260 then? Also i plan to get a bit higher resolution monitor soon, would the 1GB Vram still be sufficient?
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If you're gonna go Ti, I'd say get the MSI Hawk. 950mhz out of the box on that thing.
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post #16 of 18
I'd say get 2x Evga GTX 465s, cheaper than the 2win, and more powerful. $197.98 shipped for two.

Link to 465s

Use code FACEBOOK50K for 10% off.

Granted these are B-Stock (90 day warranty)... However, in my experience, if the card doesn't fail in 90 days, it usually lasts.
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Thanks, ya i checked it out the cooler looks wicked. But im loyal to EVGA always bought their stuff when i could. Never had any problems. Owned a Evga 7600 gs, 8600 gt, 9600 gt (512mb), 9800 gt (1gb), gts-250 (1gb).

The GTX-560Ti (1GB) would be a good improvement to the GTX-260 then? Also i plan to get a bit higher resolution monitor soon, would the 1GB Vram still be sufficient?
Unless you're planning on running more than 1 monitor, 1GB of video RAM is more than enough.

As for the upgrade magnitude, here's a comparison:

http://www.gpureview.com/show_cards....=641&card2=577

Overall, it's a very nice step up, packed with the most up to date features such as DX11 support, GDDR5 memory as opposed to GDDR3 etc.
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560 Ti's are amazing price to performance ratio cards, especially the high-end ones.
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