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GTX 560, for sure.

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560 or 560 ti?
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Originally Posted by metallicamaster3 View Post

GTX 560, for sure.

For 170? Where???

460 and 6870 is the best i could find for that budget.
Are you looking for new? or are you willing to get an open box/refurbished?
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I recommend new, and I guess I'll take refurbished.
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its too tight barely a 6870.. def a 460 (560) but the best bang for buck would be a 560Ti go for a used one tho
post #7 of 37
You may be able to find a re-certified or an open box 560Ti for $170, newegg has one posted for $180 but alas they are out of stock.


EDIT: There is a sale on newegg right now, 6870 for 180 + a $10 discount with a promo code. Sapphire 6870
Edited by Stealth2o - 11/26/11 at 1:18pm
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for sure you can afford 6790 it's 256 bit bus..800 shaders..and a huge step up from a 9800gt..$130
 
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if i were you i would wait for Amd 7000 series to release, they are just around the corner now, and the price will drop on old cards.
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post #10 of 37
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Passing on the 6790... Sorry bout that. Unless you can show me benchmark proof that it beats other cards like 460... Im not really liking used cards due to no warranty... So everybody please tell me what are my best 2 choices?
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