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post #1 of 15
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EVGA GeForce GTX 460 SE 1024MB @ $145 CAD
Zotac GeForce GTX 460 1GB @ $140 CAD
PowerColor HD 6850 1GB @ $160 CAD

I currently rank them:
  1. Zotac GTX 460
  2. PowerColor HD 6850
  3. EVGA GTX 460 SE

I am looking to buy one tomorrow, so any help is greatly appreciated!
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post #2 of 15
Check the warranties and reviews.
I'd probably go with the EVGA based on their rep.
Just my thoughts. You need to do what you are comfortable with.
Enjoy it.
post #3 of 15
GTX 460 1 GB (non SE version) and 6850 are roughly the same performance wise, get whichever one of them is cheaper. If they are the same price, get the 460 because of CUDA and Physx.
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Thread Starter 
By the way the reason I put the GTX ahead of the HD is because from what I've heard, Zotac > PowerColor
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post #5 of 15
go for the Zotac GTX 460 out of the 3 :/
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post #6 of 15
Please don't get the SE. Go with the 6850 or 460 1Gb.
post #7 of 15
Get the Zotac... the difference between the 1GB and the 768MB version doesn't really matter much unless you play at 1920x1200 resolutions, but I see that you play on 1680x1050. I have a 768 version and I can max just about anything (some with or without AA) except for crysis(which is poorly optimized anyway) and metro 2033. You really can't go wrong with that GTX460 768
    
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post #8 of 15
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Some like the SE, some don't.

Any reasonings behind those feelings?

Thanks so far.
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post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by Zyphur View Post
Some like the SE, some don't.

Any reasonings behind those feelings?

Thanks so far.
the se is a weakered version of the gtx460 and almost at the same prices

so get the regular 460 or 6850 or wait for a 560

and the fact that it is currently prices lowered for the 460 than the se it makes it even so much more better

the se shouldnt be on the list
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post #10 of 15
I agree, SE shouldnt be on list, as it is worse performance than GTX460's, but the Zotac 1GB is only on there because there is a crazy sale; and the Zotac gets TERRIBLE idle noise and load noise reviews from what I have read, the only reason why I'm not jumping on the Zotac tommorow is I cannot STAND load idle, and apparently this has a terrible reputation.
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