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post #1 of 21
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Right now my plans for an upgrade are going pretty good.

Looking at the SB 2600k, EVGA - P67 SLI (OR ASUS P8P67) havent decided on Mobo yet, 8gig Ripjaw X Mem...

I am looking for suggestions and recommendations any video card. I am seeing that a lot of people like the 460 Hawk card but I was wondering if there are any advantages with going up to a 500 series card.

Basically what would fit this SB build best?

I am on the road for work till the end of the month so I do have some time to consider all this but would like to get as much info that I can before I buy.

Thanks all.
post #2 of 21
gtx 460 is old now and gtx 560 is just around the corner...
so firstly state ur resolution
preference
requirements and mostly ur budget?????
post #3 of 21
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Well I want it to be able to run newly released games with no problems at all. I would like to stay at a reasonable price.. high end being ~$320?? I know the top end cards are pushing $500 but I refuse to spend that much on a vid card that I would only ever use 50% of it.

Hope that makes sense.
post #4 of 21
i say if budget no bar then gtx 570/hd 6970 or hd6950 will be best they are currently best in terms of price to performance ratio...
and if u want something budget freindly then u might consider waiting for gtx 560 to come out out at the end of this month and see what it has to offer......
i don't see any reason for buying a gtx 460 now but if u want gtx 460 hawk is one of the best gtx 460's out there......hope this helps.....
post #5 of 21
Best bet would be wait for the gtx 560 than or possibly the gtx 570 on the upper side of the budget
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post #6 of 21
foe usd 320 hd 6950 is ur best bet....and if u can buy one of those asap coz the newer ones are gonna come in towards the end of this month and won't be able to unlock to an hd6970.....
post #7 of 21
Well IMO right now the 570 is the best price/perf ratio for nvidia. Why pair the oldtech of a 460 with all that other hardware. Spend $350 on the 570 and of it to around 580 perf levels and be done with it.
post #8 of 21
this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102914
an hd 6950 while costing much less than a gtx 570 is able to unlock into an hd 6970 and reach the performance levels of a gtx 570
so imo hd6950 is best for that price.....
otherwise u might want to wait for gtx 560 coz gtx 570 is over ur budget.....
post #9 of 21
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Originally Posted by ghost_z View Post
this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102914
an hd 6950 while costing much less than a gtx 570 is able to unlock into an hd 6970 and reach the performance levels of a gtx 570
so imo hd6950 is best for that price.....
otherwise u might want to wait for gtx 560 coz gtx 570 is over ur budget.....
There's speculation right now on the OCN ATi forums that AMD has eliminated the ability to unlock now(Several people have tried and failed, then ended up with only 768 SP's.)
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post #10 of 21
One thing I would add is that the performance you can get from 460's in SLI can rival a 580, check out this review

now before people go nuts, I am not saying they are better, just that once the 560's come out 460's will likely take another price hit. For $300 ($150-160 each) you can get some great performance for the price.

The only thing that would come into play is was resolution your monitor is, if it's 1920 then you are golden, but any larger and you get limited by the 1gb.
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