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Title says it all, debate ^_^
    
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post #2 of 28
http://www.overclock.net/graphics-cards-general/502403-graphics-card-ranking-5th-time-last.html
according to this, gtx 295 is better.
but i would go with gtx 460 anyways.
    
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GTX 295 is better. but you can only get it used since it's EOL. did i mention that it's also more power hungry and run hotter than GTX 460?

GTX 295 = GTX 480
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post #4 of 28
Price to performance wise the 460 wins hands down, as far as actual performance a single GTX 295 whoops a GTX 460 like nobody's business.
Although it would be cheaper to get 2 GTX 460's and it would be more powerful.
    
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Get aATI 5800 series card, they're stupidly cheap now because of the 6000 series smile.gif
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I found one with 4 days to go left on Ebay I am the only bidder at $100. If I can get it below $200 I'll be happy
    
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post #7 of 28
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Originally Posted by fRingE;12133340 
I found one with 4 days to go left on Ebay I am the only bidder at $100. If I can get it below $200 I'll be happy

Indeed, just make sure you keep it cool, especially the vregs, once they start to go downhill they go downhill fast (at least mine did, and its never been above 60C)
    
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Its a regular edition not the Co-Op FTW, but its still good. ^_^ do you think i'll need a extra cooler and if so what one should I get.
    
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post #9 of 28
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Originally Posted by fRingE;12133384 
Its a regular edition not the Co-Op FTW, but its still good. ^_^ do you think i'll need a extra cooler and if so what one should I get.

if you keep it at stock clocks the reference cooler does a fantastic job of keeping temps acceptable... the FTW clocks kinda pushed the reference cooler... but even then it probably wouldn't have lived much longer even if I didn't put it under water lol.
    
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post #10 of 28
GTX295 is an awesome card, and will stomp the daylights out of a GTX460 ... but be forewarned that if you value quiet, the sandwich 295 is anything but. And there is no other cooler other than water for that card.
Edited by brettjv - 1/24/11 at 11:53pm
    
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