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Hey guys, i have an ASUS GeForce 450GTS. Im wondering whether to OC it or to just buy a 550ti2gb or a 560ti. Also, on top of that, If i should buy the 550ti/560, Should I buy them now or wait for the 600 series to come out and drop the 5xx series cards?

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Really depends on your gaming needs and budget. If you are happy with the 450 then just oc it. If you want to be able to turn up more of the settings and really want the games to look pretty then a 560ti is a pretty good option. That or a 6950. There have been a few for sale in the market.


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Ah, knew I forgot something. Yeah, I am a gamer. I also am getting a little into the OCing and Benchmarking world. The 450 does okay, but Id love to get higher graphics and such and run smoother. Also higher benchmarks. Max 34FPS on heaven 2.5 with the 450...
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post #4 of 17
Both! But just OC for now.

Wait till the 78xx AMD cards come out at the very least. If anything, it'll force Nvidia to lower prices.

If you need a card now, look for a used 5850 or GTX 470 online. They're surprisingly cheap, and still pretty darn fast.
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Both! But just OC for now.
Wait till the 78xx AMD cards come out at the very least. If anything, it'll force Nvidia to lower prices.
If you need a card now, look for a used 5850 or GTX 470 online. They're surprisingly cheap, and still pretty darn fast.

This.

Also your 2500K is screaming for more GPU power. thumb.gif
     
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post #6 of 17
You don't need it right this moment, I would definitely wait. Nvidia's Kepler and AMD's mid-range 7 series cards are coming soon. Between the 550 and 560 Ti, definitely go with the 560 Ti.
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post #7 of 17
If you want better graphics, the 550Ti won't be much of an upgrade, the 560Ti is your best bet.
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Thanks guys for all your suggestions and info!
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post #9 of 17
If by chance that 400gts is a 2gb get another 450gts 2gb

REP? tongue.gif jk
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post #10 of 17
IO have a pair of Asus GTS450's in my sig at this time.Before I had a 560TI.the 2 450's sli'ed benched much bettter than the 560ti.If you need more right now get a second and sli them.Then up the road you can get a better card.
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