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MSI GeForce GTX 460 Hawk 1GB.
Not worth the move to the Golden Sample 2GB for an extra $10?
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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.
This is going way over my head .. but just for you, which one is your pick of the bunch?
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...cPath=193_1163


thanks guys appreciate the help.. I feel like I'm actually getting somewhere. I'll add to the parts list in the OP now.


A quick question on hard drives, a friend of mine said this to me:
i think the samsung f3 1tb drives are just as fast as the WD blacks, not sure though, the samsung drives get recommended a lot

Thoughts on that?
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Samsung f3 1tb is just little faster.
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I prefer caviar blacks since they come with a 5 year warranty, and Western Digital has a great customer service. Plus, I don't trust Samsung HDDs anymore since they were the first to cut the warranty on normal drives from 5 years to 3.

@OP: on what resolution do you play?
     
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none lately. This build is occurring because I haven't had a computer that's functioned properly in years!!
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Lol. Ok, but I need a clue on what resolution you're playing or you're going to play so that I can recommend a gpu that fits your needs. It would be plain stupid to tell you that a GTS 450 is good enough if you're playing on a 2560x1600 monitor, and the same thing applies if I suggest you to buy 2 570s while you're playing on a 1280x1024 setup.
For 1920x1080, a GTX460 1gb is pretty good, of course 2 are even better.
For lower resolutions, I'd go for the 768mb 460.
Anyway, pick EVGA, non-EE. Awesome customer support.
     
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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.
im not comparing reference to non reference read carefully im comparing both cards overclocked to their max.....
and for ur info the hd 6850 is just closing in on gtx 470 but gtx 460 can go beyong gtx 470(stock) limits....
post #27 of 45
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Let's run with around the 1920x1080 mark as a good figure. I don't go for enormous monitors or anything, so as long as it can perform well and won't struggle with anything I throw at it at 1920x1080 I'll be happy



Just a thought, am I going to be able to run a GTX460 with the 9800GT on PhysX with the Crosshair IV Formula board? I see there's a hack to get the board to work SLI but how does PhysX work?
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Let's run with around the 1920x1080 mark as a good figure. I don't go for enormous monitors or anything, so as long as it can perform well and won't struggle with anything I throw at it at 1920x1080 I'll be happy



Just a thought, am I going to be able to run a GTX460 with the 9800GT on PhysX with the Crosshair IV Formula board? I see there's a hack to get the board to work SLI but how does PhysX work?
physx should work naturally on it once you download the drivers to get it to work.
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post #29 of 45
^its simple apply the hack install drivers for both cards
go to nvidia control panel and set 9800gt for dedicated physx...
u dont even need a sli bridge....
post #30 of 45
Why the 1333 CAS8 Ripjaws?
Hurrr CAS7 same price
Hurrr better 1600Mhz lower price
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