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Hello guys. Well, I almost sold my current PC, which means I will FINALLY have enough money to start ordering my parts, and now I need to decide fast things that I haven't decided yet.

I am not sure about the GPU. Gtx 460 or 560? Is the difference that big? I am going to be using my PC for gaming mostly, and video editing.The difference in the price is not that small and I can't really afford a 560 Ti. CPU is 2500K. I am doubting between Palit GTX 460 1GB 256 BIT SONIC(not platinum)and ASUS ENGTX560 1GB 256 Bit.

I am really tight on budget and all the extra cash MUST be worth it.. So, what should I do?
    
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post #2 of 14
Don't get the 560. It's essentially a higher clocked version of the 460, but you're paying like $50 more. I'd get the 560 Ti if you have the money, or just the 460.
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You are looking at a 20% difference in performance over all conservatively due to higher clocks on the 560. If you want raw power then go for the GTX 560 but if cost or just not the interest in the more expensive card then a 460 will do just fine
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post #4 of 14
The 560 is an updated architecture - its not really significantly faster than a 460 (as 460's are great bang for the $$) a 560ti would be worth it in performance over a 460 but not a non ti IMO - also check out the 470's which are going to be close in price to a 560 currently.
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Don't get the 560. It's essentially a higher clocked version of the 460, but you're paying like $50 more. I'd get the 560 Ti if you have the money, or just the 460.
Thats the problem, I don't have the money for Ti. I noticed that it is the best choice.. I can give the extra cash for 560, but Id like to be sure that it will be truly worth it.
    
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Ah, then in your case, drop the cash for a 460 and overclock the balls out of it
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Ah, then in your case, drop the cash for a 460 and overclock the balls out of it
Hm, are you sure about this? I don't want to regret about this decision later.. It would be nice to save some cash though, really nice!! This is the video card http://www.palit.biz/palit/vgapro.php?id=1337 .

Or in this case, I can buy a lil bit more expensive gtx 460 from a better brand, not Palit..
    
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post #8 of 14
This thread might help too, it compares the 460 to the 560 and the 6950.
http://www.overclock.net/graphics-ca...560-clock.html
In my opinion the 460 and the 560 are quite close in terms of fps. Overclocking the 460 should close that gap and give you the performance of a 560 or more.
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post #9 of 14
Go for a better GTX 460, Hell buy a used one if you need to. Preferably the 1gb version.
Its probably your best bet. Just OC it and it will basicly be a 560.

If you want to know around where you can OC it to, I OC'd my SE version to 875 Core. its an EVGA.
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post #10 of 14
Hey.. I seriously recommend getting another brand of GTX 460. The Palit (and Gainward for that matter) are horrible. The cooler barely keeps the card cool and is very noisy compared to other GTX 460s. Just get an MSI or ASUS or something. Don't get the GTX 560 though, it is just a waste of money for what is essentially an overclocked GTX 460.
    
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