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post #181 of 5083
Just unloaded $260 for one on newegg. Thanks to BigMac11!

Okay, who wants an asus 470?
post #182 of 5083
I can't believe it! I just ordered it!! I'll be flashing it to a 470 and I can't wait!

Here's the best part: if I can't flash it to a 470 for some reason, then I'll just return it and get a 470! And I'll ship it back to Newegg using USPS so that shipping only costs me like 4-5 bucks! hahaha

I'm literally shaking a little bit from all this excitement! I wish I could afford overnight delivery.



So it turns out that I can afford a GTX 470 now. However I don't know which one to get! I'm currently looking at all of the ones on Newegg, but I am pretty overwhelmed by their current inventory:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...%20%28Fermi%29

I've already decided that I don't want a factory overclocked one because I was taught that factory overclocked cards are harder to overclock than cards that aren't factory overclocked. But I also don't know if this is true with the GTX 470.


However, I am also considering the GTX 465 linked below because I heard that it's nearly guaranteed to be able to flash it to a 470. Plus, I really love the way it looks:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127514

The only way I will order this 465 is if it's a guarantee that the one Newegg sends me is flashable to a 470.


So, help? I'm stuck but very excited about this!

Edited by TwoCables - 8/5/10 at 5:20pm
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gtx 470 is the way to go.
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Originally Posted by michaeljr1186 View Post
gtx 470 is the way to go.
That's what I'm thinking too. I mean, damn: I love the way that 465 looks, but I am scared that I might find myself unable to flash the one I would get to a 470.

So I am hoping to find out if there's one that's generally accepted as "the best 470". But if not, then I guess I would just get the one I think looks the coolest.
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post #185 of 5083
Well for the 470, I would recommend one made by EVGA because they have great warranties/reviews.
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go with the gtx 470, you shouldn't bank on unlocking anything or you'll might end up disappointed
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if they're reference cards it doesnt really matter.

However the Zotac AMP edition GTX 470 has the best cooler on the market for it
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I say the MSI N465GTX Twin Frozr II GE...take the gamble.
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My understanding of the 465 is that the first cards where software neutered 470's and that they could be flashed back to their 470 status but the newer 465's are not the same card thus making getting one that can be flashed a crap shoot

I have had my Evga 470 sc running as high as 900 mhz. core but that was with 1.25
volts, I normally run it at stock (625) maxes out all my games

(edit)
water cooling is the only way to go if you plan on OCing a Fermi card
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so are you going to sell your gtx 260?
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