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I have $130 cash and going to sell my Gtx 285 to a friend. <- how much would you think is a fair price? ~$140?

That will leave me with $270. That would leave me enough for a 470 or 560.

What I'm thinking is sidegrading to a 460, and SLI in the future. Do you guys think that it would be a better decision?

http://canadacomputers.com/advanced_...page=1&sort=3a

Also which version of the gtx 460 would be best for the price?
Looking at quality of build, heatsink contact with memory, and waranty.
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post #2 of 14
Why go with a 460 when you could get a 470 or 560? A 470 or 560 would provide a much better upgrade path as they will both be faster in SLI than SLI 460's. 470 provides the best bang for the $$ IMHO
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post #3 of 14
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Why go with a 460 when you could get a 470 or 560? A 470 or 560 would provide a much better upgrade path as they will both be faster in SLI than SLI 460's. 470 provides the best bang for the $$ IMHO
well if i go with 460s, i would have about $90 left in my pocket. with the 470 or 560s, i would have none.
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post #4 of 14
how many people actually do this tho?

i know i'm not one of them, i've been saying to myself when i get the 8800gt i would get a second one when prices dropped...that was what 3 years ago

if you need the $90 bucks go with the 460, if you don't, get the best one for the money you got
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post #5 of 14
A 470 can be found for about $180-190. $270-180 gives you $90 left over. Then get another $90 and grab yourself another 470
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Sounds like you've already decided. I love my 470, provides good fps even at 1080p with max settings
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post #7 of 14
Meh, the 470 or 560 are the better buy right now. Yes, the 1GB 460 would be a fair equivalent, but you should look at a better card if money allows.
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post #8 of 14
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A 470 can be found for about $180-190. $270-180 gives you $90 left over. Then get another $90 and grab yourself another 470
not in canada mate. its $270 for the 470.

after rebates, i would really be paying $30 more for dx11 and a few more frames.

so which model should i go with?
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post #9 of 14
Of the 3 the GTX 560 is the best choice for single card. It is a bit faster than the 470. Two 460s would be a bit better than a GTX 480 (if you are using 1GB versions). If you are going with a 460, then you need to go with a 1GB card. I however would go for the GTX 560 and save up and get a 2nd one later.
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i would go for the 560, but i cant justify spending another $90 for just 5-10 frames
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