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Go go go!!!!

I'm currently looking at the Asus GTX 470 on newegg for $228.79 shipped with a $30 MIR after that (brings it down to $198.79 AR). Are there any better options for 1080p for $230 or less? No, I cannot go higher, I have exactly $230 to spend.

EDIT:
I CANNOT GO OVER $230 PERIOD. STOP RECOMMENDING ME TO, I CANNOT DO SO.

EDIT2:
Just pulled the trigger on the Asus GTX 470.
Edited by pioneerisloud - 12/27/10 at 7:30pm
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if you want great performance. if you want good multi monitor support, then get a GTX 470.

dont forget to oc it though
 
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Or maybe get a GTX460 for a little bit cheaper and unlock it to a GTX470
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-883-_-Product
this 5870 is $230 AR and is slightly better then the 470
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Or maybe get a GTX460 for a little bit cheaper and unlock it to a GTX470
460's don't unlock to 470's numbnuts .

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Originally Posted by ExplosiveBacon View Post
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-883-_-Product
this 5870 is $230 AR and is slightly better then the 470
I have $230 to spend. So that won't work. Plus I can get a used 5870 for $200 shipped here. I'm wanting a brand new card . I haven't treated my rig to a BRAND NEW part in years.
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My bizzle. GTX465.
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460's don't unlock to 470's numbnuts .
+ rep, that was funny.

If you can SLI hack the MOBO 2 460's 768 cards for $230 AR at Frys would be better than 1 470.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-883-_-Product
this 5870 is $230 AR and is slightly better then the 470
no, its not. lol. the 470 beats it in vantage/crysis. i did a bench session with my friends 5870 and my 470 beat his.
 
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I vote 470. get the one that was $200ish after rebate, save up for a month or so and slap on some aftermarket cooling, clock to 850+. 8)
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My bizzle. GTX465.
Just messin' with ya .

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+ rep, that was funny.

If you can SLI hack the MOBO 2 460's 768 cards for $230 AR at Frys would be better than 1 470.
I'm not sure if I can SLI hack, and a 768MB card isn't enough. I'm hoping to max out GTA IV finally. That and I don't have a Fry's anywhere near me, and I only have $230...so rebates aren't going to help if I don't have the cash up front to do it.
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