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for that price i would try to find a GTX460. 550ti is bleh.

So much THIS! thumb.gif

550ti is an inferior GPU
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post #22 of 26
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for that price i would try to find a GTX460. 550ti is bleh.

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So much THIS! thumb.gif
550ti is an inferior GPU

Read the thread, he already has the GTX550Ti.

The GTX460 would be better, but when comparing the performance of a 550Ti with ZERO outlay of funds to that of the GTX460 which would require an outlay of funds, the 550Ti looks just fine.

There is no logic in picking out a GPU that is so similar in performance to what is already owned. It's unnecessary time/hassle etc for such a small performance change.
     
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post #23 of 26

The Antec NEO ECO 450C ($34 shipped) at NCIX and Antec ONE Illusion ($40 shipped) are togetherare a better deal than the Challenger U3 + RG430. The NEO ECO has longer warranty.

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Read the thread, he already has the GTX550Ti.

Having existing resources around will often make a PC more cost effective thumb.gif

 

I would modify the existing parts list as so:

Mobo: ASUS M5A97 - $85 shipped [NCIX]
CPU: Phenom II x4 965 - $89 shipped [NCIX]
RAM - purchased

GPU - purchased
Primary Disk: OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III - $79.99
Secondary Disk: WD Caviar Blue 1TB HDD - $76 shipped (just $6 more)
CD/DVD: This one is just $17 shipped

 

You save $10 and double HDD space


Edited by xd_1771 - 9/28/12 at 2:35pm
post #24 of 26
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Read the thread, he already has the GTX550Ti.
The GTX460 would be better, but when comparing the performance of a 550Ti with ZERO outlay of funds to that of the GTX460 which would require an outlay of funds, the 550Ti looks just fine.
There is no logic in picking out a GPU that is so similar in performance to what is already owned. It's unnecessary time/hassle etc for such a small performance change.

actually i did read the thread, maybe you should?

he has a 6850 (2 actually), not a 550ti. he plans to buy a 550ti because he said he didnt like the 6850's performance
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post #25 of 26
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actually i did read the thread, maybe you should?
he has a 6850 (2 actually), not a 550ti. he plans to buy a 550ti because he said he didnt like the 6850's performance
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I had a sudden revelation last night that I absolutely hate my Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 in my computer. I bought two of them to CrossFire together, but I have yet to get any decent performance out of them because there is always some damn problem. Now I have two cards that work...okay alone. The one I have in my computer is still giving me problems with drivers.
Why not replace it with one that I know is good? =D


This does seem to be the case. Unless I'm being confused by this statement it appears that the OP is back on the market for another GPU?
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post #26 of 26
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The Antec NEO ECO 450C ($34 shipped) at NCIX and Antec ONE Illusion ($40 shipped) are togetherare a better deal than the Challenger U3 + RG430. The NEO ECO has longer warranty.
Having existing resources around will often make a PC more cost effective thumb.gif

Personally Im a fan of the Source 210 for $40 But Im liking the NEO ECO 450c
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