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You only buy EVGA? That, my friend, is ridiculous.
Where'd you get those stats?
well i have had roughly 9 nvidia cards and the RMA's of other company was a pain to say the very least and MSI in particular was extremely difficult they kept sending me dead cards. EVGA was almost always easy to deal with.
plus the lifetime warranty is a huge plus i tend to use one card for a very long time my 8800 is from back in 2007 so lol.
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Your call, not mine.
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No friend, HD6790 is a bit faster than the GTX550Ti, and in Crossfire it scales much better than the GTX550Ti in SLi. But looks like you are set on getting Nvidia. So I'd say go for the GTX460. It's a better card than the GTX550Ti, and you'll have a bit better performance in the long run.

EDIT: http://lenzfire.com/2011/05/radeon-h...0-euros-57060/
Edited by frannyvox - 7/27/11 at 3:16am
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Your call, not mine.
good find though
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Thanks
I just bought a GB 460 1GB for $160 shipped too.
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No friend, HD6790 is a bit faster than the GTX550Ti, and in Crossfire it scales much better than the GTX550Ti in SLi. But looks like you are set on getting Nvidia. So I'd say go for the GTX460. It's a better card than the GTX550Ti, and you'll have a bit better performance in the long run.
not really set on nvidia but i would rather have Nvidia for 3 reasons

Drivers
runs some games better than ATi/AMD
i can monitor memory usage


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Thanks
I just bought a GB 460 1GB for $160 shipped too.
ahah wow let me know how it runs.
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No problem. I wonder how well it'll OC.
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No problem. I wonder how well it'll OC.
from what i can find on here they overclock very well on stock coolers, i have aftermarket one so i hope to go even farther
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not really set on nvidia but i would rather have Nvidia for 3 reasons

Drivers
runs some games better than ATi/AMD
i can monitor memory usage
Hm, I see. Well I just want to advise on your buy. =) The HD6790 really is a better card than the GTX550Ti, and the GTX550Ti is priced higher (well it is here in South Africa). It's priced too high IMO, rather get the GTX460 then.

But anyways, good luck man. Let us know what you end up getting and how it performs. =)
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from what i can find on here they overclock very well on stock coolers, i have aftermarket one so i hope to go even farther
The GB has VRM cooling too so I can push it 1.087V
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