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So I was mainly considering a 470GTX or 560 Ti, but I'm up for other options.

I really don't know that much about processor cores vs. bit vs. clocked speed vs. memory capacity so I need help choosing a card that will give me the most for my money considering OCing into the mix.

I'm upgrading for RIFT and would like a card that can handle a lot on the screen at once due to RIFT having a lot of large scale raids/populated events and very heavy particle effects.

I please ask for no one to post saying I should wait until the next series of cards or I should spend the money to upgrade other components. I'm set with my upgrading plan over the next year, but would really appreciate some help on this decision from experts out there. You guys have never failed me!
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$300? Isn't that enough for a GTX480? That wouldn't be a bad a choice. 570 would probably be an even better choice. I'd go with 570
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$300? Isn't that enough for a GTX480? That wouldn't be a bad a choice. 570 would probably be an even better choice. I'd go with 570
570 is 349.00 on Newegg, and 480 is still near 400.00. So those are out of the question.
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Breaking the Nvidia line here, but I'd suggest an HD6950. It is no slouch for gaming, and currently under $300 in most places (Amazon, Newegg).

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-416-_-Product

2GB Asus model. I'd call that good.

A review of the 6950 vs. the 560Ti:

http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon...560-ti-review/


My vote goes toward ATI (AMD...whatever....). It's a close run with the 560ti.
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get GTX 560, use your GTS8800for physx.
Edited by GAMERIG - 3/15/11 at 1:58pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by GAMERIG View Post
get GTX 560, use your GTS8800for physx.
This.Or two 460's.
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550's in sli! not sure how they perform yet but i bet it would be nice
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Quote:
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550's in sli! not sure how they perform yet but i bet it would be nice
same performance as a 5770. :/

OP: sli 460's
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get GTX 560, use your GTS8800for physx.
That would be cool but the only problem is my crappy motherboard that only allows 8x 8x in sli

If I put it in 16x mode by flipping the card, will the 560 run 16x and will the 8800 work as physx? I wonder, probably not.
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post #10 of 20
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Breaking the Nvidia line here, but I'd suggest an HD6950. It is no slouch for gaming, and currently under $300 in most places (Amazon, Newegg).

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-416-_-Product

2GB Asus model. I'd call that good.

A review of the 6950 vs. the 560Ti:

http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon...560-ti-review/


My vote goes toward ATI (AMD...whatever....). It's a close run with the 560ti.
Interesting thanks for showing me this! Anyone have any objections with going for this ATI card?
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