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+ go with a gtx 460 better than the hd 6850....+ u get physx for what its worth(everybody have opinions on this but i like it) and u have 9800gt lying around thats an additional bonus....
with nvidia card u can directly use ur old card for physx but with ati u have to get modded drivers...
Edited by ghost_z - 12/25/10 at 3:09am
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Instead, get a Western Digital caviar black for OS, games and all this stuff and a caviar green 2tb for music, videos, photos and everything else.
Taken on board, thankyou can always format and make the change to SSD later on I guess??

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On what resolution do you play? If you play at 1920x1080, you could spend a little more and invest in a 1gb GTX 460. Just DON'T get the SE version.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127518

Hell, you could even afford a 470 with that budget. Or you could save a little money and get a second 460 to SLI in the future. They're awesome cards.

You could still use your old GPU for PhysX, or if you don't care you could sell it for profit.
If you also want to spend a little less on the CPU cooler, go with the Scythe Mugen 2 rev B.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835185142
Thanks will give those cards a look. I actually have a cooler similar to that sitting on my shelf but I've no idea what it's off and I don't have a backing plate.
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no get the 955 instead of 965 no difference except for default clocks...and btw both b.e. so can be overclocked easily....
OK, if they are identical I'll grab the 955, be stupid not to
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+ go with a gtx 460 better than the hd 6850....+ u get physx for what its worth(everybody have opinions on this but i like it) and u have 9800gt lying around thats an additional bonus....
with nvidia card u can directly use ur old card for physx but with ati u have to get modded drivers...
Thanks, I like the idea of sticking with nVidia anyway, but that's based on no knowledge or facts.
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+ go with a gtx 460 better than the hd 6850....+ u get physx for what its worth(everybody have opinions on this but i like it) and u have 9800gt lying around thats an additional bonus....
with nvidia card u can directly use ur old card for physx but with ati u have to get modded drivers...
An 6850 is about 10-15% faster then a GTX460 on average.

newest modded drivers to add physx to AMD cards are actually really easy, well i find it easy

To OP, i would go for 955 cpu instead of 965 and would pick up the scythe mugen rev.2 to save a bit money.

If yo plan on going for an SSD i would get it bigger then 40GB. 40GB is nothing, not even for OS. i quikly changed my 40GB OS SSD for a 80GB
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An 6850 is about 10-15% faster then a GTX460 on average.

newest modded drivers to add physx to AMD cards are actually really easy, well i find it easy

To OP, i would go for 955 cpu instead of 965 and would pick up the scythe mugen rev.2 to save a bit money.

If yo plan on going for an SSD i would get it bigger then 40GB. 40GB is nothing, not even for OS. i quikly changed my 40GB OS SSD for a 80GB
maybe stock for stock gtx 460 is abit(5-10%) slower than hd 6850 but once both cards are overclocked to there max gtx 460 performs better than the hd 6850 so as the op says he plans on overclocking so ultimately gtx 460 will outperform a hd 6850.......
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to op, if u want proof of my above post just go to site hardwarecanucks there u will find an extensive review of hd6870 vs hd6850 vs gtx 460 stock as well as overclocked.....
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Taken on board, thankyou can always format and make the change to SSD later on I guess??
Sure, but I still wouldn't. If I were to choose between my second 470 and my C300, I would get the 470 without even thinking it twice. It's still a very young technology, subject to radical changes, experimentations and developments. Therefore, you shouldn't invest on it unless you really have nothing else to upgrade in your rig. If you really want to buy one, get a 100+gb quality SSD (if you buy something below this you're wasting money), but it will cost you at least 250$.

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maybe stock for stock gtx 460 is abit(5-10%) slower than hd 6850 but once both cards are overclocked to there max gtx 460 performs better than the hd 6850 so as the op says he plans on overclocking so ultimately gtx 460 will outperform a hd 6850.......
This. Never tried the 460s, but I read that they overclock reaaally good.
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invest in a 1gb GTX 460. Just DON'T get the SE version
which one's your pick of the bunch then? Here's the stuff easily available to me:

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...&cPath=193_687
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to op, if u want proof of my above post just go to site hardwarecanucks there u will find an extensive review of hd6870 vs hd6850 vs gtx 460 stock as well as overclocked.....
Think again my friend-that is comparing reference cards to non-reference cards on new drivers.The new MSI 6850 Cyclone just released-and it is easily hitting 1000Mhz and beating the 460 easily-close to 470 performance.
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