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Hey Everyone, this is my first post. Im building my first rig in quite awhile and I can't decide what card to get.
I won't be running SLI from the start but I may end up doing it a year or so from now- if the SLI ever happens I will upgrade the PSU accordingly.
My PSU is dual rail with 24 amps on each 12 volt rail. (OCZ modXstream pro 600w)

my budget is $150 to $200 (USD) but if the 470 is really worth it i could go slightly over (or wait for the 470 to go on sale for less than $200 USD)

I'm not afraid to attempt the BIOS flash on the 465 but I don't want to do it unless I can find a way that (if done properly) won't leave me any chance of bricking it.

Thanks!
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the 470 is really worth it, if you can get a 465 gold edition from MSI it easily flashes to a 470 otherwise go 460 or 470
    
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Ok, let's start with the basics:
Your PSU is enough for dual 460s, but not for more than 1 470 or 465.
Onto the choice of GPU:
The 460 is a great little card, but with 470s so cheap then I'd go for those, especially if you game at high resolutions like 1080p. I'd skip the 465, the 460 1GB is faster than the 465 in many circumstances, especially when clocked, and few of the 465s available these days have the memory chips on the boards to unlock to a 470.

TL;DR: Buy the 470 if you can, buy the 1GB version of the GTX460 if not. Also look at GTX560 prices, those beat both the 460 and 470.
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I was reading about the 465 flash and a lot of people seem to think that the 465's that flash into 470's are only 465's because they didnt meet durability spec....any thoughts on that?

otherwise, I think I'll keep an eye on the 470's and once one goes for under $190 I'll order it.

btw, if anyone wants to sell a 470 I'm interested.
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Also look at GTX560 prices, those beat both the 460 and 470.
Since when?
    
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I think he meant, look at the 560 prices BECAUSE they beat the 460 and 470 and don't cost a ton more than a 470???
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I was reading about the 465 flash and a lot of people seem to think that the 465's that flash into 470's are only 465's because they didnt meet durability spec....any thoughts on that?

otherwise, I think I'll keep an eye on the 470's and once one goes for under $190 I'll order it.

btw, if anyone wants to sell a 470 I'm interested.
I think that thought process is correct, Nvidia would not be crippling their cards just so they can sell them for cheaper.
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Buy a GTX560. not a GTX470
    
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I think he meant, look at the 560 prices BECAUSE they beat the 460 and 470 and don't cost a ton more than a 470???
Spot on there
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Spot on there
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/311?vs=330


I just don't see it. It's only slightly faster than a gtx 470 with a large clock advantage.
    
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