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Hey everyone,

I've been on this site A LOT the past few days while waiting for my replacement CPU cooler to come in. Naturally, all this free time has made me think that its time to upgrade a couple parts in my rig.

I currently have this GPU to be exact.
Don't get me wrong, the card has been great to me the past few years and I've been able to play every game I've thrown at it completely maxed out, but I feel like spoiling myself a little with some newer tech

Which GPU do you guys recommend I pick up? I prefer EVGA for their customer service and step-up program, so please take that into consideration. I just want a good bang for my buck card that will potentially overclock well. Budget is less than $200 if I keep my GTX 260 for PhysX, around $250 if I sell it. I am also open to picking up another GTX 260 for SLI if you guys think that would be a good idea.
Edited by VanillaCena - 2/14/11 at 6:40am
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Hey everyone,

I've been on this site A LOT the past few days while waiting for my replacement CPU cooler to come in. Naturally, all this free time has made me think that its time to upgrade a couple parts in my rig.

I currently have this GPU to be exact.
Don't get me wrong, the card has been great to me the past few years and I've been able to play every game I've thrown at it completely maxed out, but I feel like spoiling myself a little with some newer tech

Which GPU do you guys recommend I pick up? I prefer EVGA for their customer service and step-up program, so please take that into consideration. I just want a good bang for my buck card that will potentially overclock well. Budget is less than $200 if I keep my GTX 260 for PhysX, around $250 if I sell it. I am also open to picking up another GTX 260 if you guys think that would be a good idea.
GTX460 1GB, GTX 460 2GB, GTX 560 or GTX 470. take your pick.
    
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GTX 560 probably
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For raw FPS, picking up another 260 would be the biggest gain, otherwise your looking at something such as a 460 1GB. For ~ 250 you could pick up a GTX560 which would have a much better upgrade path plus you would gain DX11 - that would personally be the way to go for me!
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For raw FPS, picking up another 260 would be the biggest gain, otherwise your looking at something such as a 460 1GB. For ~ 250 you could pick up a GTX560 which would have a much better upgrade path plus you would gain DX11 - that would personally be the way to go for me!
I agree with this completely however the 470 is also a very viable choice, albeit at the ccost of power consumption
    
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Looks like I'll either go with the 560 or 470. The 560 is out of stock at Newegg so I'll have to wait a bit until I make my decision.

Thanks for your input everyone!
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Well I changed my mind. I decided on a 460 and will keep my 260 for PhysX. I'll probably sell the 260 in the next month or so for a second 460 for SLI if BC3 doesn't run well.

My dilemma now is, which 460 should I get? The choices on Newegg are pretty overwhelming!

To be more specific, which one of these three?
Edited by VanillaCena - 2/16/11 at 11:16pm
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Gigabyte GTX 560 Ti SOC or GTX 460 SOC~
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