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u should be good with 460 for what u need, maybe u wont be able to MAX everything out, but it will serve your little brother well, since he is playing @ 10fps right now, he will appreciate it for sure. it will be enough to play at decent settings for some time to come, since hes 12 years old, i guess he wont even care about eye candy as long as his games work at playable fps.
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Does the fact that it has 192bit ram interface really bad? My GTX 460 has 256bit interface... how much of a difference performance wise is this?
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460 is perfect for your budget, try to get a 1gb card though.
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You are after budget. My best choice is 6870 or 6870 in crossfire if you can stretch more. That's the best choice the 460's are getting low these days at high resolutions.
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460 is perfect for your budget, try to get a 1gb card though.
Yeah I thought that one was 1gb... hmm... well.. maybe if prices drop by April..


Do you think the ATI/AMD equivalent is cheaper? the 5850 i am thinking?
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Yeah I thought that one was 1gb... hmm... well.. maybe if prices drop by April..


Do you think the ATI/AMD equivalent is cheaper? the 5850 i am thinking?
I don't know about the 5850's but trust me if you are thinking of budget AMD is way to go. You can always get him a very decent board but not the most expensive as long as it supports two cards and future upgrade like extra 6870 will be very good.
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I don't know about the 5850's but trust me if you are thinking of budget AMD is way to go. You can always get him a very decent board but not the most expensive as long as it supports two cards and future upgrade like extra 6870 will be very good.
I don't even have the money to get myself a 6870.. your way out of my budget, let alone SLI, I don't even have the money to SLI my rig lol...
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Anything less than a 570/470 isn't going to max current games. It takes my 285s in SLI to max BFBC2, its noticeably slower on one card, and a little over a year ago they were the best single-gpu nvidia cards you could buy.

Edit: Just saw the 30FPS remark, in that case you could still get a lower end gpu, but to have it last more than a year would be asking a lot I think.
Do what??? I've got a EVGA 560Ti and it maxes out everything I have thrown at it..
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Do what??? I've got a EVGA 560Ti and it maxes out everything I have thrown at it..
I'm on the same boat as you man, lol my 460 is almost flawless..
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