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Originally Posted by Jaguarbamf View Post
If you want high PPD, get the GTX 465's. They fold a decent bit better than the GTX 460's and can still game well.

They're around $110 each on EVGA B-stock. Put those in SLI and you're GTG. =]
Just make sure the heat won't be a problem. Trust me.
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Originally Posted by aroc91 View Post
Apart from the downclocking-after-pausing-folding problem I've been having, the 560 Ti is a wonderful card.
Switch to the 266.66 drivers and that problem will go away.
http://www.nvidia.com/object/win7-wi...ql-driver.html
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post #23 of 28
Thread Starter 
ah yes EVGA B stock... i had justb ought a gtx460 and a 560Ti from the Bstock... both cards are being sent back for a refund...

//Start rant

the gtx460 artifacts at boot, and REALLY bad in windows then BSOD's drop the old card back in... rock stable.

the 560Ti has capictor wine so bad under load that i can sleep two rooms away, and my fiancee gave up watching netflix with it cause it gave her a headache... that and it crashes out of CSS... (old GTX260 is rock stable etc...)

so no more refurbs for me thanks EVGA has been super cool about it, so id be willing to buy something with a 5+ year warrinty / trade up program type stuff....

//END rant

i had really wanted both those card for sub $300

other then warranty, can anyone think of a reason not to go used???

much thanks for all the ideas and help!

-Levi
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post #24 of 28
For $219 you can pick up an EVGA GTX 480 B-stocker. Good deal for a fast card!

LINK: http://www.evga.com/products/prodlist.asp?switch=20

480's are typically good overclockers BTW.
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post #25 of 28
I would get the Gtx-260 Core 216.

I recommend it!
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post #26 of 28
Used is fine and even better if they have warranty.I have bought only a few new cards in my life the rest have been used.
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post #27 of 28
2 gts 450's or 2 gtx 460's if you care about rebates (evga allows 2 rebates per customer per household too)
    
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post #28 of 28
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alrighty, with the advice of you all, im going the used route... there are some great deals. going to check out the market and pull the trigger on whatever i can find for the best price/performace and low power for folding pretty much only looking at what been suggested, as they are the best for what i need

thanks all for the great input!

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