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I recently bought the asus p5LD2 deluxe motherboard and the dual core cpu(intel Pentium D 2.6ghz) used from my friend for 30 bucs in perfect running condition my plans was to keep low budget on this rig. things I bought these to go with the mobo and cpu i have,

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GPU Card

Reason for this is to stay under 300 bucs total for nice low-end/low-budget gaming rig but have the room to expand the PSU is i7 compatible and the card is SLI ready so i can buy another one like this to pair them for sli on a i7 coreand new mobo later when i have the money.
post #12 of 26
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Originally Posted by LOL_Wut_Axel View Post
Sorry, but not a very good deal. The GTX 460 768MB version is slightly faster and costs $150.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...CE&PageSize=50

That Netburst Pentium D screams bottleneck, too. As beers said, you'd get a much bigger difference from a platform upgrade.
please explain to me how this is faster ? the card i buying is 1gb the card you have linked is not even a gig.
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please explain to me how this is faster ? the card i buying is 1gb the card you have linked is not even a gig.
Core clock....is faster buddy, on the 700gb model.
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648 on mine and 750 for the msi card hardly that bid of difference to me when i can overclock very small amount to obtain faster core speed correct ? also im trying to leave room for good upgrading to better i7 platform and mobo
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If you have your mind made up already why are you asking for advice?
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If you have your mind made up already why are you asking for advice?
You haven't giving any.. others have given some feedback that i def can use telling me that core speed is faster isnt telling me which card was better buy for my low budget build
post #17 of 26
try using MSI afterburner to oc you gpu, keep in mind YMMV

also, your cpu will hold back your gpu, should've gone with a GTS 430 or 450 or upgrade to a newer platform.
post #18 of 26
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please explain to me how this is faster ? the card i buying is 1gb the card you have linked is not even a gig.
Video frame-buffer does not make a card faster except at extremely high resolutions like 2560x1600, which is a resolution unsuitable for the GTX 460 anyway.

The card you mentioned is the GTX 460 1GB SE. It differs from the normal 1GB card in that it has a slightly lower Core Clock, Memory Clock, and Shader Clock. Additionally, it has 288 CUDA cores instead of the 336 on the GTX 460 768MB and less texture units (48 vs. 56).
    
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post #19 of 26
You may want to rethink that PSU if you are looking to go SLI in the future. That PSU wont work for 2 of the cards that you have without using those power adapters. It only comes with 2 PCI-E power connectors and the GTX 460 SE that you have linked to requires 2 power connectors per card. You can get away with using those molex to PCI-E adapters, but that really isn't the ideal solution. Also, the GTX 460 you listed is recommended to have 24 amps of 12V current. The PSU has 52amps on the 12V rail. That's fine for one card, but with two, you are only leaving yourself 4amps of 12V headroom (24A*2=48A, 52A-48A=4A). If you truley want to go to SLI down the road, I would go up another level in power supplies. A TX750 can be had for $20 more then the TX650. For just one card, that PSU will be fine, but it might not be completely up to the job of running 2 newer cards in SLI.

Also, that GTX 460 will be a decent card, but it will be severely bottlenecked by the rest of the system. I understand the budget approach, but if you could even get your hands on an inexpensive core 2 duo or core 2 quad based platform, you would be able to utilize much more of that graphics card's potential.

Just as an example, my friend at work is currently running a Pentium 4 system with a 9800GT. That card is less powerful then your card, but it still is being slowed down by his CPU. He is forced to play crysis on low settings and only gets 25fps with dips down into the teens on occasion. His GPU should be capable of playing crysis at medium-high settings without issue, but the rest of the system is holding him back. Even if he had a more powerful card, such as your 460, he wouldn't see an improvement in performance because the card is already dis proportionally powerful to the rest of his system.
    
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post #20 of 26
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Sorry, but not a very good deal. The GTX 460 768MB version is slightly faster and costs $150.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...CE&PageSize=50

That Netburst Pentium D screams bottleneck, too. As beers said, you'd get a much bigger difference from a platform upgrade.
Platform upgrade = cpu upgrade?
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