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Hey guys I've been deciding between these two cards the
GTX 460: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130749
GTX 550 Ti: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130625

I've read reviews that the 460 is the better card, but the 550 is slightly cheaper. If I'm a person who plays Starcraft and BF3 and like to play at around medium to high settings which card would you choose?

Currently my computer has an Intel Q8200 at 2.66 GHz and 4GB Ram.

Do you guys think this computer will last me another 4+ years of gaming or would you recommend an upgrade?
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460 hands down.If you want something a little cheaper go with the 6790 if you don't mind AMD,beats the 550ti in most games and can overclock very well
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161377
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560ti biggrin.gif ...Alright, honestly you want to go with the 460 if it is only between those two cards.
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Between those two.... get the 550 Ti. The GTX460 is faster but costs 25% more!

You might want to consider A HD6850 as well: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131374
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Hey guys I've been deciding between these two cards the
GTX 460: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130749
GTX 550 Ti: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130625
I've read reviews that the 460 is the better card, but the 550 is slightly cheaper. If I'm a person who plays Starcraft and BF3 and like to play at around medium to high settings which card would you choose?
Currently my computer has an Intel Q8200 at 2.66 GHz and 4GB Ram.
Do you guys think this computer will last me another 4+ years of gaming or would you recommend an upgrade?

If you want med-high it depends on resolution obviously but it won't last you 4+ years of gaming if you want good settings. Also 460 for performance, 550 for price. I'd take 460
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Unless they've come down a lot since they came out, the 550ti is one of the worst bang/buck cards out there.

If you care about value and longevity, get the 460 ... in terms of $/fps, it's a better value card (again unless the 550's have come down a lot, I haven't looked), and is going to outlast the 550ti simply due to it being more powerful to begin with.
    
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550ti is garbage. +1 gtx 460
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460! Good lord, 460!!! I didnt even need a second guess on that, 460 is the best choice whatever you're doing.
   
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