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Title says all. I have a feeling most are gonna say the Galaxy 465 on newegg. But lemme know. I heard the EVGAs are the best nvidia brand? Figure that's just opinion.
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Or would a 550 ti be a better option? There are gtx 460s on amazon used for 100.
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I don't know much about the 550ti but I would take a 460 simply knowing the power they have. If anything go with a 560ti as it is the upgrade of a 460. On average a 560 is around 20% faster.

Getting a used 460 for $100 is about the best bang for your buck that you're going to find. Getting 2 of them for SLI nets some of the best multi-card performance you can get for your money. So that's something to consider as well.

I own an eVGA 460 and it runs great. The cream of the crop is the MSI Hawk and another that I can't think of at the moment. They have the best stock coolers and are known for overclocking like bats out of hell.

EDIT: I see you have a GTX 260. A GTX 460 is said to be around equal to a GTX280/285, but once you start overclocking it blows it out of the water.
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No, do not get a 550 Ti. If you want to go up to the 5XX series, get the 560 Ti.

EVGA is one of the best ones, but there is no best brand. ASUS, MSI, EVGA, GIGABYTE are all solid choices.

With buying used on Amazon, you want to make sure the seller has pristine feedback and has written a thorough description of the card. You're still taking a risk though as they could have voided the warranty or just tried to mess with the card and not gotten the intended results (reapplied TIM poorly, fudged something up when putting it back together, etc). It would be much better to buy used from someone here.

How much are you willing to spend? How about this Zotac for $119 after rebate?
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Best deal is open box on newegg in my opinion..460s can be incredibly cheap through that medium.
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I have just found a MSi gtx 460 twin frozer. (Same cooler as the hawk I believe) for 135$ OBO.
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Any 460 1GB cards will do fine.

I'd grab either that Zotac for $159 or the Asus DirectCU for $164 personally.
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I have just found a MSi gtx 460 twin frozer. (Same cooler as the hawk I believe) for 135$ OBO.
Nevermind, that's a killer deal if its a 1GB card.
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Or would a 550 ti be a better option? There are gtx 460s on amazon used for 100.
No! don't get a 550 ti, crappy card, some people might even call it a scam. Just a rebranded gts 450.

You can get a gtx 460 brand new for the same price as a 550 ti, and

460: 336 processing cores, 256 bit memory

550 ti: 192 processing cores, 192 bit memory

The choice here is obvious.... plus the 460 has miles of overclocking room.
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Best deal is open box on newegg in my opinion..460s can be incredibly cheap through that medium.
How do you search open box products on newegg?
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