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post #1 of 14
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Hey,

At the moment I'm working on compiling a list of components for my first build. I'll be using the Maximus IV Gene-Z MB and an Intel i7 2500K CPU. At the moment I'lm leaning towards the GTX 460 but I'm really not sure which is best. I've been hearing that a 560 Ti may be better or a radeon card.

If you have any suggestions that'd be great.

Thanks.
post #2 of 14
HD6950 2gb

or

GTX480(Going to be hard to find. Check evga bstock or daily deals with newegg/tiger direct)
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Gigabyte SOC GTX 560 Ti- $209.99 right now. One of the cheapest 560 Ti's I can find w/ good reviews to back it up biggrin.gif.

A new Radeon HD 6950 2GB is rather hard to find for ~$230, but if you can spend the extra $30-$50... yeah biggrin.gif. Oh, and If you can spare the extra money, a 560 Ti 2GB is also not a bad idea. Though I've read rumors about Kepler being released this month(about the 23rd). If you wait and save, I hear the 660 will outperform the 580 while still maintaining a MSRP of $300. I don't know... up to you. Hope I helped though! xD
    
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Thanks for the advice. I'll look into those cards.
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Definitely take a look at the Radeon HD 6950 2GB cards, they're awesome.
Picked up a very lightly used one for $225 w/ all the original things, best upgrade by far.

The 560 Ti's were a bit lower than 220 a few days ago, those days have since passed, but I'd keep my eyes peeled on the Classifieds.
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If you can budge on your budget slightly.

Microcenter near me has a reference 480 for $250
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0332811
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6950 2GB which might unlock to 6970 and give you great extra free performance thumb.gif
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If you can budge on your budget slightly.
Microcenter near me has a reference 480 for $250
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0332811

REFERENCE 480. NO. NO. NO. doh.gif
    
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Noooo, wait, monday we should see some review for the 78** series.
    
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I would go for the 560 or 6950. The gtx 460 is an older gen card, but it is still a good performer. The 560 runs close to the 570 though.
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