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Well I got my hands on $250 and I was wondering if getting a 450 for the sole purpose of physx/folding would be good? If I save up more I could get a second 465 but i'm not really sure if i'd want that.

My PPD stands at around 13.8k with the 450 I could get another 10k maybe?

So please any comments/suggestions are appreciated. Thanks.
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post #2 of 35
450 is plenty for physx and that 10k PPD is very nice.

How come not another 465?
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post #3 of 35
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Well the problem is I have to convince my mother why her 15 year old son wants to spend ~$200 on another graphics card and ~$80 on a mobo/ram. And aren't AMD boards that support sli hard to find?
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post #4 of 35
If you're looking for a PhysX & folding card, you can't do much better than the GTS 450. Good PPD, will max out everything on PhysX and is also cool and quiet.

If you want more gaming performance outside of PhysX, another GTX 465 would be better, but to be honest with you I'd just sell the 465 and get a stronger single card instead, if that's the route you want to take (sounds like it isn't though).
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Well the problem is I have to convince my mother why her 15 year old son wants to spend ~$200 on another graphics card and ~$80 on a mobo/ram. And aren't AMD boards that support sli hard to find?
Two ways round it...you could tell her it's for a friend or that your's is broken and that they sent you that as a replacement. That's if its your money
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post #6 of 35
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If you're looking for a PhysX & folding card, you can't do much better than the GTS 450. Good PPD, will max out everything on PhysX and is also cool and quiet.

If you want more gaming performance outside of PhysX, another GTX 465 would be better, but to be honest with you I'd just sell the 465 and get a stronger single card instead, if that's the route you want to take (sounds like it isn't though).
I mostly want to get he 450 so I can fold while I game. And is there really any games that benefit Physx? I literally JUST got my 465 a few weeks ago and it preforms admirably in games it's just bottlenecked by my CPU and RAM.
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Two ways round it...you could tell her it's for a friend or that your's is broken and that they sent you that as a replacement. That's if its your money
Problem is SHE has the credit card, I don't I could just tell her i'll give my old parts to my dad.

Hmmm I have to ponder. Perhaps I could get a Visa gift card or something.
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post #8 of 35
Just grab a 450 then, seems like its too much trouble for a 465.
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post #9 of 35
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Problem is SHE has the credit card, I don't I could just tell her i'll give my old parts to my dad.

Hmmm I have to ponder. Perhaps I could get a Visa gift card or something.
Yer, i used to tell my parents that i get free shipping so my mates ordered through me and my mates would tell their parents the same

.....not that i condone
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post #10 of 35
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hmm total is around 236.97 without shipping.

Gotta wait a week or so to order it so i'll update when I order it.

Can't wait
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