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I was looking to purchase a SSD, and decided to add some RAM as well as upgrade my GPU as well. After ordering, I'm wondering if it was worth taking the dive. I did my due diligence, and here are the results and links below:

Current:
AMD Phenom II x6 1055t @2.8GHz
EVGA GTX 460 768mb
WD Blue 500GB
4GB G.Skill Ripjaws

Upgrade:
EVGA GTX 560 ti
Crucial 128GB SSD
+2GB G.Skill Ripjaws

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148448
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130604
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277

I guess I'm just looking for some positive reinforcement and/or approval of the upgrade after dropping half a paycheck on it. Any comments/criticism/better options are much appreciated!
post #2 of 19
As long as your power supply could handle it, I'd get the GTX480 for $20 less.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130759
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post #3 of 19
That's more like a sidegrade. Stick with your 460 768 and try to aim for at least a GTX 670 or 680.
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Yeah the 560 isn't much of an upgrade.

I'd wait for the 660 if it were me........
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post #5 of 19
I'd just wait. Maybe pick up another GTX460 768MB if you can get one for cheap, but not for more than $60-70.
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Originally Posted by FallenFaux View Post

As long as your power supply could handle it, I'd get the GTX480 for $20 less.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130759

I would also say get the gtx 480, it would be a great upgrade and less than the gtx 560.
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Thanks for recommending the GTX 480 - I've cancelled my order and doing a bit more research. A few quick questions:

1) My PSU is a Corsair 750W, is this sufficient for the GTX 480? The 480 is much more power hungry and runs hotter correct?
2) What price point do you think nVidia is going to come in at with their 660's and how soon?
3) Even though the 480 would perform better than a 560 ti 448, would bumping up from a standard 560 ti to the 448 be a decent alternative?
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Thanks for recommending the GTX 480 - I've cancelled my order and doing a bit more research. A few quick questions:
1) My PSU is a Corsair 750W, is this sufficient for the GTX 480? The 480 is much more power hungry and runs hotter correct?
2) What price point do you think nVidia is going to come in at with their 660's and how soon?
3) Even though the 480 would perform better than a 560 ti 448, would bumping up from a standard 560 ti to the 448 be a decent alternative?

dude get a GTX 480 for ~200 bucks.
Advantages : 1 - its cheaper, 2 - its stronger
Disadvantages : 1 - it runs hotter, 2 - it uses more power.
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Thanks for recommending the GTX 480 - I've cancelled my order and doing a bit more research. A few quick questions:
1) My PSU is a Corsair 750W, is this sufficient for the GTX 480? The 480 is much more power hungry and runs hotter correct?
2) What price point do you think nVidia is going to come in at with their 660's and how soon?
3) Even though the 480 would perform better than a 560 ti 448, would bumping up from a standard 560 ti to the 448 be a decent alternative?

1. More than enough power with tons of headroom for overclocking.
2. My guess would be around $250-300. And I would guess in about a month or so.
3. A 560ti 448-core would perform very close to the gtx 480 so it would still be a nice upgrade.
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