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even if you are not overclocking i highly recomend getting a aftermarket heatsink for it, even the CM hyper 212 will do it will only add $30 to your total but will provide a longer life for your computer because temps are 90% why pcs break down.

please get a heat sink


stick with nVidia, ahah now a lot of people are going to get upset, just kidding do what u want, that card is very good too, very fast
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It's good but i'd go for a 6950 =)
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ok i will take your advise and get a heat sink, i want to stick with nvidia, how about this PNY RVCGGTX470XXB GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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thats the exact card i have, its the very very good, if you get a 470 you will not regret it
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That's a better performer than the 460. Even the 6850 is a little better than the 460 (at stock, although the 460 might overclock better, not sure).


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ok i will take your advise and get a heat sink, i want to stick with nvidia, how about this PNY RVCGGTX470XXB GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Also a good choice, although the 6870 performs a little better than the 470 (although the 470 may overclock better). But if you want to stick with Nvidia then that doesn't matter then

But I'm sure you'd be happy with the 470. It's a nice card.
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post #26 of 28
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well thanks for all the help guys, i wont be building this computer for about 3 weeks, maybe prices will be lower then, i think i have all the info i need for now, thx again
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post #28 of 28
good luck on your first build, just finished my first build last week!

get a aftermarket heatsink like the hyper 212, for only 30 bucks it gives you a lot of headroom to keep your processor cool and overclock if you want.
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