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Hi,

Which one of these graphic cards is the best bang for the buck? I am looking for a card I can keep for a couple of years.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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post #2 of 33
Gtx 460 is the best bang for the buck.
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post #3 of 33
GTX 470 would be the most powerful. If you plan to keep it for that long get one with good cooler. Stock GTX 470 i do not recommend and dont even consider GTX 465 because GTX 460 1GB is better.
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post #4 of 33
Are either for your sig rig?
Because if so, the GPU would be bottlenecked pretty bad.
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post #6 of 33
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 8-Ball;11833607 
Are either for your sig rig?
Because if so, the GPU would be bottlenecked pretty bad.

Yes, for a little bit until SB.
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post #7 of 33
I'd pick up the gtx470. But I would also be looking at a processor upgrade in the near future, might cause some bottlenecking.
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post #8 of 33
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by sivarthcaz;11833649 
I'd pick up the gtx470. But I would also be looking at a processor upgrade in the near future, might cause some bottlenecking.

I will be upgrading shortly after Sandy Bridge is released.
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post #9 of 33
^^ he said he will be upgrading, stop with the bottlenecking thing.
GTX570 is a good choice if you are going to keep it for a while
6950, or if your on a budget, a 6870.
if your budget doesnt allow for the ^, then get a GTX460
post #10 of 33
the gtx 470 will rape all those.. but the GTX 460 is the best value
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