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Getting an i950 CPU + ASUS P6X58D-E Mobo - Which card would you choose for this?

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Need some help

Planning to buy the i950 and ASUS P6X58D-E

I have 2 graphic cards in mind so far that I am planning on purchasing and I wish to do SLI for gaming. Types of games I want to play are counterstrike 1.5, counterstrike source, left for dead, battlefield bc 2 and other high res games.


First card I came across has some good reviews at newegg.com
Second card was recommended to me

Would like to have an honest opinion on which of these cards is the better choice for the needs I listed above or if there is something else that would be recommended.

Any help is most appreciated in advance.

1) EVGA GeForce GTX 460 768MB (768-P3-1360-TR) nVidia GeForce GTX 460 Chipset (675Mhz) 768MB (3600Mhz) GDDR5 Dual Dual-Link DVI/Mini HDMI PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics Card COST: $210 - After discounts and rebates $119.00

http://www.canadacomputers.com/produ...item_id=032312

2) EVGA GeForce GTX 460 1024MB (01G-P3-1370-TR) nVidia GeForce GTX 460 Chipset (720Mhz) 1024MB (3600Mhz) GDDR5 Dual Dual-Link DVI/Mini HDMI PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics Card - COST: $219.99 - After discounts and rebates $182.98

http://www.canadacomputers.com/produ...item_id=032936


Is there anything else that anyone would suggest from this list here or the other pages from this site:

http://www.canadacomputers.com/index...sort=3a&page=4
Edited by chrisbek - 12/26/10 at 12:55am
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ID go for 2 gtx 470s The Asus cards are the same price @ Newegg.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-372-_-Product 12% off with promo code HARDOCP1222C, ends 12/29

With promo code and mir there 198$ each.
Edited by Hokies83 - 12/26/10 at 1:36am
    
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I would pick this card insted:
msi gtx460 hawk talon edition
(810mhz,twin frozr cooler)
its one of the best gtx460 out in the market,
trust me & get this....its a great card
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Ok if you had to choose from the 2 cards I listed above

First card for $119.00 or second card 182.00 which would you choose for sli?



Now my second question is if you did have a choice from the choice of cards listed here which would you choose for purchase for SLI configuration from page 1 to page 5?

http://www.canadacomputers.com/index...page=1&sort=3a

Would really appreciate honest opinions
Edited by chrisbek - 12/26/10 at 3:34am
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hmm. I would definately go ATI since 460 is almost 6 months old.
2x 6870 or 6850 is way better for a similair price
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-349-_-Product

Two of these dominates 2x 460. read some reviews about it.
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I listed Gtx 470s for 198$ each that is a no Brainer.
    
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