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Yes gaming. ~150 to spend, Nvidia of course, what are the best options?
Nvidia makes cars now.. oh boy... I hope they are OC-able and have mad voltage control. ^_^
    
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I wish AMD would start making cars too instead of slacking off like this!

I hear the most fuel and cost-efficient Nvidia cars would probably be the GTX460 (with Nitrous Oxide so you can pump out more performance). I'd recommend the 1GB shock absorbers since they will come in handy at higher resolutions if you can squeeze in a little more cash

Sorry, couldn't resist

Seriously.

EG:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814133326
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I wish AMD would start making cars too instead of slacking off like this!

I hear the most fuel and cost-efficient Nvidia cars would probably be the GTX460 (with Nitrous Oxide so you can pump out more performance). I'd recommend the 1GB shock absorbers since they will come in handy at higher resolutions if you can squeeze in a little more cash

Sorry, couldn't resist

Seriously.

EG:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814133326
MSI Military Class Air Filter, Pistons, Rotors, and Brake Pads. You might need some more high end Shock Absorbers if you want more Head Room, Balance, and Stability. These cars will probably be electrically ran but you need to watch about Co2 Emissions and your electric bill. They will probably have re-Charge Stations around the area to prevent bottlenecks from low power being supplied to the car. I couldn't resist either.
    
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GTX 295 at 109 on EVGA B-Stock.... still a great card
post #15 of 18
^^^^ Go for this only if you don't want DirectX-11 features. It's an excellent card with performance right around a GTX 470.

The best card for the price right now (DX11) would be a GTX 465. They're only $110 and are excellent cards. It performs just under a GTX 460 1GB in games.

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You can never go wrong with a GTX 460, there's a reason why it is still so popular after so long.
    
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The best budget card right now, bar-none.

It has tons of OC'ing headroom too, so if you look up it's perf on graphs keep in mind you can probably tack on 25% of extra perf via OC'ing, which is more than any other card aside from a 470.

Reading the reviews it appears that the card:
1) Runs cool and quiet
2) OC's to 750c w/o touching voltage (which in my experience would give you about 20% extra perf if you bump the memory up a bit as well).
3) Has heatsinks on the VRM's
4) Uses all solid caps

In other words, it's inexpensive, but it isn't a low-end cheaped-out version of the 465. Read the reviews, everyone raves about how well it runs games for the price it goes for, and how cool/quiet it is ... esp. for a 465.

You want a NEW card (not used) out the door for under $150, this card absolutely can't be beat. There's not even any competition really, as the only nV card that comes close under $150 is the 460 768MB, which isn't what you want if you're running at 1080p resolution.
Edited by brettjv - 7/19/11 at 10:59am
    
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Wow, that Galaxy 465 1gb is $130 with free shipping. If I lived in the US, I'd totally SLI those two beasts.
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