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460 768MB Upgrade

Poll Results: What should I upgrade to?

Poll expired: Nov 13, 2011  
  • 35% (6)
    GTX460 1GB
  • 29% (5)
    HD6850
  • 35% (6)
    2 X HD5770 CF
17 Total Votes  
post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 
Hey guys, I'm helping my friend put together a PC for himself on the cheap so I've offered him my Gainward GTX460 768MB and my 550W - going to replace that with a 650W. With what I have I can think of three upgrades...

This is more of a micro-upgrade.
Edited by CourageD - 11/6/11 at 6:00am
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post #2 of 25
a better OC'er than a 460? Not sure about that one buddy, 460s are actually really really great overclockers...having never used one my next guess would be a 560Ti...?
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post #3 of 25
Thread Starter 
Well just saying that my 768MB 460 wasn't amazing or anything - heard the 1GBs were much better

560Ti is out of my budget.
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post #4 of 25
Go Nvidia it will perform better with your CPU.
     
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post #5 of 25
Best bang for the buck is 6850 easily. That's what I'd go with.

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Originally Posted by bigkahuna360 View Post
Go Nvidia it will perform better with your CPU.
What on earth are you on about? CPU doesn't matter even the slightest.
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post #6 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stefy View Post
Best bang for the buck is 6850 easily. That's what I'd go with.

What on earth are you on about? CPU doesn't matter even the slightest.
Trust me it does.
     
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post #7 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by bigkahuna360 View Post
Trust me it does.
Not sure if this is a troll.
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post #8 of 25
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Originally Posted by CourageD View Post
Hey guys, I'm helping my friend put together a PC for himself on the cheap so I've offered him my Gainward GTX460 768MB and my 550W - going to replace that with a 650W. With what I have I can think of three upgrades...

This is more of a micro-upgrade.
This is the best possible upgrade for you
xfx hd6870 $149
Hope you like my suggestion!
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post #9 of 25
sli that 460
post #10 of 25
What resolution do you play at?
I run 1600x1200 with SLI 768MB 460's OC'd a little, and I can max most everything I play
I was stuck on Max settings on BF3 Beta (I haven't tried BF3 release) but I max Metro, Just Cause 2 and That all important TF2 .
But really, at low res gaming, SLI 460's would be great (except limiting your future)
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