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Hi, I was looking at Geeks.com and I saw this card.

http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?inv...X-CO-R&cat=VCD

It's an EVGA GTX 460 768MB model. But, it is refurbished. I was just wondering do you think I should take the chance and buy the refurbished card? I mean, it's at a great price, $100, for that price I would normally have to get like a 5770 or a 6770. Currently my monitor is in my sig, I forget what resolution it's at and in the future I'm planning on sli-ing and also upgrading my monitor to a 1600x1050 (or whatever it is, Idk if I'm right with numbers, but you know what I mean), or if the cards are powerful enough in sli for my needs then I might get a 1920x1080 monitor.

So what do you think?
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For $10 more you can grab the EVGA GeForce GTX 460 1024MB FPB: http://www.evga.com/products/prodlist.asp?switch=20 Note: These cards are also refurbished but come with a 90 day warranty. Also, they don't come with accessories but you usually don't even need them and it keeps the cost down.
And these cards should be able to handle modern games at 1080p, in single configuration... in sli they won't have any problems for sure.
    
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For $10 more you can grab the EVGA GeForce GTX 460 1024MB FPB: http://www.evga.com/products/prodlist.asp?switch=20 Note: These cards are also refurbished but come with a 90 day warranty. Also, they don't come with accessories but you usually don't even need them and it keeps the cost down.
And these cards should be able to handle modern games at 1080p, in single configuration... in sli they won't have any problems for sure.
Ok, well then I'm just going to get that. Thank you! +Rep
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No problem Also, if you're interested you could look into getting the gtx 465 which should give you a slight increase in performance for another $10 The trade off would be that the gtx 460 seems to be more efficient as it consumes less power and runs cooler. I'd recommend you check out some benchmarks first and see whether or not it would be worth it.
    
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No problem Also, if you're interested you could look into getting the gtx 465 which should give you a slight increase in performance for another $10 The trade off would be that the gtx 460 seems to be more efficient as it consumes less power and runs cooler. I'd recommend you check out some benchmarks first and see whether or not it would be worth it.
Actually it's the same price. (The Geforce GTX 465 and the Geforce GTX 460 FPB 1024 MB), so I should be getting the 465 then? Because if it does give the performance boost compared to the FPB model, I might as well just get that.

Also I have a corsair tx750..will that easily take the 2 cards in sli?
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Actually it's the same price. (The Geforce GTX 465 and the Geforce GTX 460 FPB 1024 MB), so I should be getting the 465 then? Because if it does give the performance boost compared to the FPB model, I might as well just get that.

Also I have a corsair tx750..will that easily take the 2 cards in sli?
Yea. That PSU I believe will handle Tri-SLI, but that may be pushing it close.
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The PSU should be able to power either of the two cards in sli. Honestly, the choice is completely up to you. Like I said, I would first check out some benchmarks comparing the two. I would probably still go with the gtx 460 1gb, the increase in heat and power consumption I don't think fully warrants the slight performance increase. You on the other hand might be all about the FPS increase Also, in case you were ever planning on going tri-sli the gtx 465 supports it but the gtx 460 is limited to two way sli.
    
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Yea. That PSU I believe will handle Tri-SLI, but that may be pushing it close.
My motherboard only has 2 pci express 2.0 slots, so it doesn't matter.
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I dont buy used or refurbished computer parts.... don't want to take the risk. but you can sometimes get lucky i suppose.
    
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I dont buy used or refurbished computer parts.... don't want to take the risk. but you can sometimes get lucky i suppose.
I have 90 days to return it if anything goes wrong. I'll try it, worst thing that can happen is that it burns out within the 90 days and I have to return it and either they give me money back (not sure about that) or give me a new card.

Edit: Also I'm going to probably just go with the 460. Cause its cooler and the fps increase doesn't seem like much honestly plus I can't even tri-sli.
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