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Well here is the specs of the system
I3 2100
4gb ddr3 1333mhz ram
windows 7 64bit home premium
Corsair cx 430 v2 power supply, I have a molex to 6 pin adapter to use already, psu only has 1 6pin connector
1366x768 res on a HDTV not changing res anytime soon

here are my choices
Hd4870 1gb $55 shipped
BFG gtx 260 $50 shipped
Galaxy GTX 460 768mb $80 shipped

Games played will be
COD Mw3
Fallout 3 and new vegas
Skyrim
Saints row the third
NBA 2k12

What card do you think is the best buy and why? I dont play BF3, just the games I have listed above are the ones I am interested in
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GTX 460
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post #3 of 77
Thread Starter 
Why?
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post #4 of 77
Gtx 460 all the way.
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post #5 of 77
460 ftw smile.gif
post #6 of 77
The GTX 460 768 is a far superior card then the others listed. Even at 1GB of memory (4870), the gtx 460 will destroy it! Also, the ability to run titles in DirectX 11 is an advantage with the 460!
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post #7 of 77
gtx460..has more power than the other 2
 
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post #8 of 77
Definitely the GTX 460. It will easily handle all those games.
    
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post #9 of 77
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What is the big advantage to dx 11? It's just improved visuals right? Also will my i3 2100 bottleneck the gtx 460 at 1366x768?
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post #10 of 77
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Originally Posted by bman123 View Post

Why?

He probably recommended that because it has more than enough power to run everything you listed with ease. 1366x768 is not a very high resolution, so a 460 will probably run those games with ease at that res.
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