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What VGA should I pick for this configuration?

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In general I am getting a new PC ->

MB: GIGABYTE P67A-UD7-B3
CPU: Core i7 2600K (going to overclock to 4.7-5.0 GHz on air cooling)
RAM: 3 x 2GB Triple Channel
HDD: 32 GB SSD + 1 TB storage SATA3

... and I guess these are the mains ... now comes time for a proper VGA (talking about nVidia and of course it will be SLI) ...

Here is the dilemma:

nVidia EVGA e-GeForce GTX460 1024MB SCC External Exhauster
nVidia GIGABYTE GTX460, nVidia GeForce 460SE, 1Gb GDDR5, 256bit,2xFAN,2xDVI,HDMI
nVidia GIGABYTE GTX460 nVidia GeForce N460OC, 1Gb GDDR5, 256 bit, 2x DVI, mini HDMI,2xFAN
nVidia GIGABYTEGTX460, nVidia GeForce 460SO, 1Gb GDDR5, 256bit,2xFAN,2xDVI,HDMI

nVidia GIGABYTE N470OC, nVidia GeForce 470 OC, 1396Gb GDDR5

nVidia EVGA e-GeForce GTX560 Ti 1024MB
nVidia GIGABYTE GTX 560,nVidia GeForce N560OC,1Gb GDDR5,256 bit, 2xDVI,HDMI,2xFAN
nVidia GIGABYTE GTX 560,nVidia GeForce N560SO, 1Gb GDDR5, 256bit, 2xDVI,miniHDMI,2xFAN

At least those are the VGAs that are in the price range I am aiming at.
For the past weeks been reading up on all... and the stuff is getting messed up in my head. Out of these -> which do you think I should go for?

Maybe you can offer me some alternatives in the same price range?
post #2 of 9
A pair of 560s would be nice with the 2600k.
post #3 of 9
If you can afford or only want one card, then the gtx560 is the one to go for, it's about the same performance as the 470, as well as cooler and needing less power.
If you get the 460 ignore the SE models, as they cut stream processors, go for the regular 1GB models.
Skip the pre-overclocked models, but it is worth looking at cards with non-reference coolers.

Recommendations in order (best to worst):
GTX560
GTX470
GTX460 1GB
GTX460 768MB or GTX460SE
Edited by allikat - 3/17/11 at 4:00am
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First of all Thank you for the fast response.

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If you can afford or only want one card, then the gtx560 is the one to go for, it's about the same performance as the 470, as well as cooler and needing less power.
what about the 470 OC? and what will be best for SLI?

P.S. Just checked that I can actually buy 2 x GTX560TI 2GB (500$ for 2 x 1GB and 600$ for 2 x 2GB) -> what I need to know - what will make the best for SLI.
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The best for SLI depends on how far you want to go.
If you want more than 2 way SLI then the 470 is best, if you want to run triple screen surround displays then the 470 is best, for everything else, the 560 is the best.
The 560 can only do 2 way SLI, the 470 can do 3 way.
The 560 ships with less memory than the 470, which will restrict your AA options if you run 1080p or greater resolutions such as in a triple display setup.
If you run 1 display and don't plan on more than 2 way SLI then the 560 is your best choice.

Edit: The 470 has come down in price since the 560 came out, but if you can afford the 2GB 560 then that's almost certainly your best bet.
Edited by allikat - 3/17/11 at 4:53am
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Awesome. Many Thanks! Got what I needed to know
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u can't use triple channel ddr3 with that combo
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thank you for the remark - noticed... seems I copied an old offer -> going for another MB.

Still there was the dilemma just about the GPU.
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Originally Posted by 6pilko View Post
thank you for the remark - noticed... seems I copied an old offer -> going for another MB.

Still there was the dilemma just about the GPU.
last i knew sandy bridge only supported dual channel memory...it does not support triple channel memory so beware.....
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