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Well after doing more research i have found that the card i bought isn't exactly the best deal Gtx 560. I would like to send it back to newegg, however i dont know exactly what to buy. I like evga because if the price of a good card drops within 90 days i can step up to it and they warranty overclocking. I was looking at getting an sli setup of two GTX 460's either http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130566 or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130570 I don't know for sure but i think the only difference is the fan. I had the fan pictured in the first one on my gtx260 and it kept the card cooler than the 560 is now. The 560 has the same fan as the second one and it is louder and not as effective. Which one is actually better and is it worth waiting for newegg to restock the first one?
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By the way i have heard eve online does not like sli what do you know about this?
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SLI GTX 460s is a decent choice, and should be a good bit faster than what you currently have.

If you're not dead set on nvidia, you could snag a pair of 6870s which would be a bit faster than two 460s for not much more money: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102948
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SLI GTX 460s is a decent choice, and should be a good bit faster than what you currently have.

If you're not dead set on nvidia, you could snag a pair of 6870s which would be a bit faster than two 460s for not much more money: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102948
It depends on the GTX 460, if you are going to overclock, and what kind of cooler it has / case airflow.

If you don't plan on overclocking, and you don't/won't use 3D Vision or PhysX then the 6870 is a very good card.

When both are stock a 6870 will outperform a GTX 460. However, the 6870 really doesn't have any overclocking headroom, and there are a couple of different GTX 460 models out there that will reach 900Mhz on the core. Once overclock a GTX 460 should close the gap on the 6870, and in some benchmarks preform better.

I decided to go with a GTX 460 myself. However, the two you are looking at are a bit expensive for a 460, and I'm not sure how much overclocking headroom you are looking at. You want to find one that will keep the card cool with a voltage bump, and you also need to take a look at your motherboard. Is there at least 1 PCI slot worth of air space between the 2 cards, or will they be sandwiched against each other?

I was able to snag a MSI GTX 460 Hawk for $144.99 + $30MIR. There seems to be a deal like this on the 460's every month or so. You can also find some GTX 460's that people are selling on here used ~$100.
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This is a steal. They oc very good, and the price is just unheard of for this quality of card. 2 in sli for $260? Just crazy.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127518
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The 460 is an AWESOME card it overclocks great and runs quite cool.. mine got to 900mhz with no problem and still runs cool, (mine is the evga ver) I've heard good things about the msi twin frozer 2 ver Though so if u can get a good deal on that i would go with it
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So between the two evga cards and the msi card which is best
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You know you'll have to pay a 15% restocking fee on the card you already bought with newegg right?
    
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I haven't used the msi ver i have the evga ver and im very happy with it but ik the twin frozer is a good one so its really personal choice
(if i had to make it though i think id go with the msi one though)
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You know you'll have to pay a 15% restocking fee on the card you already bought with newegg right?
Reading the terms newegg has for their vga return policy it does not specify a 15%restock fee.
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