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Alright, so I plan on upgrading my gtx 460 and I need your help.

I'm going to be really honest with you guys, and I know this makes me sound super scrubby, but I really can't stand they way my gtx 460 looks.. It's hideous. I'm talking about the color scheme. It's a "sparkle gtx 460 1gb" (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814187115) The black cover is whatever, but I can't stand the purple fan and the navy blue PCB. And the card itself is a bit loud.

What I'm going for with my set-up is a black and red theme.

So, I want to upgrade it. Not really sure which card to get, though. I don't really play any FPS heavy games (I usually just play HON, SC2, and I'll be getting diablo 3 when it releases)

I was checking this 6870, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?SID=Ai9bxpWiEeG_EOrs-pUvpQ0&AID=10440897&PID=1225267&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-cables-_-na-_-na&Item=N82E16814150521&Tpk=Double%20D%20HD-687A-ZDFC%20A it seems to perform good, looks good, and according to the reviews, it seems really quiet.

I also saw these beauty. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150609 however, it is a bit on the expensive side.

One thing to note is that I have a 650w power supply so nothing to power hungry.

So, what do you guys think? I'm mainly looking for looks and low noise levels.


Also, how much do you guys think I will be able to sell my sparkle gtx 460 1gb for? It's never been overclocked, great condition, still have the original packaging, and comes with a lifetime warranty.
Edited by wompwomp - 5/3/12 at 10:06pm
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How much is your budget? and what application are you going to be using it for? Also IMO, 250 for a video card is pretty average, not really on the expensive side, its on the expensive side when its 350 or more... And on the sheer E-Peen side when its 600 + biggrin.gif

I would go with a 6970 if you really want to stick with AMD, Or save up and get a 7950, Its pretty good pricing ATM...However I also recommend the GTX 570, about $300, but will beat that 7850 in nearly every benchmark... And Overclocking on them assuming you get a good card will make its value go way up, can even beat stock 580 on them sometimes tongue.gif

Your power supply... I need make model and brand, 650W on a decent power supply is more than enough for ANY single graphics card solution.

And your 460 will sell for about $80 bucks...
    
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Opps, my bad. My PC specs are:

i5 2500k
Biostar TP67XE
XFX 650w (http://www.provantage.com/xfx-p1-650x-cag9~7PINE0JK.htm)
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buy GTX 670 OC,NDA 5/10 biggrin.gif
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buy GTX 670 OC,NDA 5/10 biggrin.gif
Firstly, its going to be too high and will not meet his theorized budget range, and second, its not out yet.
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Opps, my bad. My PC specs are:
i5 2500k
Biostar TP67XE
XFX 650w (http://www.provantage.com/xfx-p1-650x-cag9~7PINE0JK.htm)

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