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maybe newegg will have a new add out tonight and there will be something nice in there.
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maybe newegg will have a new add out tonight and there will be something nice in there.
Sorry didn't read the whole thread, but if you're okay with Newegg open box the GTX 460 Cyclone has been coming up 1-2 times per week lately: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16814127510R.

I bought one last week for $91, received it Wednesday. Works like a champ, overclocks easily, came in original box with all accessories, still has 2+ years left on the warrantee. Of course, your mileage may vary.

You have to setup a page watcher such as C4C on the above URL every day, and jump on it when it becomes available. It will be gone in < 30 seconds after they add one.
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thanx tj. I hate to say it though but that's the most ugly card I've ever seen, lol. I think my pc would hate me
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thanx tj. I hate to say it though but that's the most ugly card I've ever seen, lol. I think my pc would hate me
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I find the MSI cards to be dead sexy.
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would I maybe better off going with two cheaper cards sli like 9800gt's or something like that?
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that's true pioneer. I've just always wanted one of the nice looking cards with the cool plastic covers.
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would I maybe better off going with two cheaper cards sli like 9800gt's or something like that?
I always say, grab the single strongest GPU your budget can afford. There's no telling what kind of issues you could potentially run into with SLI / Crossfire. Microstutter, games not supporting it, low scaling, driver issues.........

Its fine to add a second card in later in my book, once prices drop to a reasonable level and you want a little extra power. But I wouldn't suggest going for two low end cards right out of the gate. That leaves you absolutely no upgrade path in the future at all, and will potentially introduce problems right from the start.

You can easily pick up a refurbished or open box GTX460 1GB in your budget range. That one card will walk all over SLI 9800GTs and have DX11 on top of it, and use less power in the process.
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post #78 of 92
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thanx tj. I hate to say it though but that's the most ugly card I've ever seen, lol. I think my pc would hate me
LOL I didn't even consider that ... I just looked at some benchmarks on the one hand and $91 on the other and said, "She's beautiful!"
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post #79 of 92
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I see what your sayin pioneer. I like the pony you suggested earlier but it's almost $130 shipped w/tax. is there anything better if I spend $150 and maybe can get it out the door at that price? I'm very indecisive. sorry
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I see what your sayin pioneer. I like the pony you suggested earlier but it's almost $130 shipped w/tax. is there anything better if I spend $150 and maybe can get it out the door at that price? I'm very indecisive. sorry
Well, GTX460 1GB cards are around $160-200 new. Same with HD6870's (which is the comparable AMD card).

There could be some other deals pop up tomorrow, its hard to tell. But its definitely not a "bad" deal. If you could snag an Open Box MSI or Asus 460 1GB (non SE), that would certainly sweeten the deal that much more due to warranty purposes. But the PNY isn't a bad card either.
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