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Glad you figured something out, you may want to consider picking up an AM3 heatsink though, open box CPU's aren't guaranteed to come with the stock heatsink as well as everything else a non-open box product would come with. Unless you already have one that's compatible with AM3. Anwways I hope you enjoy your upgrade!
     
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I'd take the 768 460 over the 460 se. In terms of power,

460 SE < 460 768 < 460 1gb
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The GTX 460 SE is slower than the standard GTX 460 since it has less cuda cores but still faster than a gts450. No other way to stretch your budget to a full-fledged GTX 460 or a 6850?
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Thread Starter 
yeah sounds like a 30$ upgrade for

EVGA 01G-P3-1373-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Superclocked EE 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP

would be better in the long run for me
post #15 of 16
My sig rig was built for right at $600 after 3 rebates, two weeks ago. ($525 if you don't count Windows 7)
Mostly newegg but a superbiz HD and RAM from buy.com

Key is watching newegg for a decent combo deals.

I think finding a 6850 or 1gb 460 will be worth it in the long run
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The GTX 460 MSI Hawk 1GB is $159 AR, and it's a sweet card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-518-_-Product
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