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OP selling two GTX 460 cards might get you USD 150. throw in another USD 100 - 120 bucks and go for a HD 7950. frankly the best value for money and more than enough for 1080p gaming. HD 7950 on average overclocks to 1100 - 1150 mhz.

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2013/07/02/msi_n760_tf_2gd5oc_gtx_760_overclocking_review/5

the money you save can be invested for a 20nm Nvidia or AMD GPU. also buying used HD 7950 for USD 200 - 220 is a bad idea when a new HD 7950 (925 mhz - 1000 mhz) can be had for USD 250- 270.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161429
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202007
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125414

remember the HD 9970 and HD 9950 won't be cheap. HD 9970 seems to be capable of competing with GTX 780 / Titan and should launch at around USD 600. HD 9950 might be around USD 450
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I was in your exact situation 2 months ago, I decided to sell my 460's for $70 each and I upgraded to a GTX 760 for only $130. The performance was only about 15-20% better on my 1200p monitor but I did notice a big difference at 1440p since the 2GB vram stopped causing shuttering in games vs the 1GB vram on my 460's.

However the the 760 by itself is about twice as fast as a single 460 at 1200p from my experience so in games that don't support sli you'll get a huge boost in fps.

If you must stick to a single card however, I'd recommend getting a 7970 or gtx 770 since it will last you longer. Or if you want wait for the 9950/9970.
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