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Here is the card I bought wayyy back when, and for some odd reason, its more money now than it was back then... http://www.bestbuy.com/site/PNY+-+NV...&skuId=1234118


Yes, I bought it at Bestbuy, I came into money and wanted an upgrade immediatly. The question is does it make this card worse than if I were to buy off newegg?

The clocks are 675/1350/1800@1025mV ... not too bad imo...

I can O.C around 825/1650/2000@1037mV ... decent O.C...

( 45C idle, 85C max with O.C) (45C Idle, 78C max @stock)


A lot of friends have been giving me crap about how I bought at Best Buy so its a horrible 460, and I want the truth (assuming this is the place to get it)... imo it runs great, and I think theres pretty much no difference.




P.S, please back your information by fact, alot of people are so quick to jump the gun and say its horrible or atleast worse because I got it at Best Buy. I am looking for the logic behind this..



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Absolutely no difference. Besides the fact that you probably spent $50 more at Best Buy.
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no theres no difference. the only difference is price really
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It doesn't matter what retailer you purchase a product at. If it is the same part number and manufacture it is the same product.

Only one exception that I can think of is the specialty products (they will have a similar, but different part number) that BestBuy sells such as some laptops. For example the ASUS K50 has a Best Buy specific model and a general retail model. Normally these Best Buy models will be denoted with a "1" in the part number. I don't remember exactly but I think the k50 was denoted as the K501J. These models that are marketed for BestBuy are typically a little bit slower then the general market version of the same product line.

Over all for you video card its the same one you would get from say Newegg. Where your buddies are coming up with there information possibly stems from the laptop example I gave above.
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Here is the card I bought wayyy back when, and for some odd reason, its more money now than it was back then... http://www.bestbuy.com/site/PNY+-+NV...&skuId=1234118


Yes, I bought it at Bestbuy, I came into money and wanted an upgrade immediatly. The question is does it make this card worse than if I were to buy off newegg?

The clocks are 675/1350/1800@1025mV ... not too bad imo...

I can O.C around 825/1650/2000@1037mV ... decent O.C...

( 45C idle, 85C max with O.C) (45C Idle, 78C max @stock)


A lot of friends have been giving me crap about how I bought at Best Buy so its a horrible 460, and I want the truth (assuming this is the place to get it)... imo it runs great, and I think theres pretty much no difference.




P.S, please back your information by fact, alot of people are so quick to jump the gun and say its horrible or atleast worse because I got it at Best Buy. I am looking for the logic behind this..



Thanks guys!
The logic: All GF104 GPUs were cut from the same silicon. They don't select from the bunch "hey these lot blow, send them to Best Buy!"
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Yeah, you will be okay in terms of performance. You just overpaid for the card.

If it says its a 460 1GB, its gonna be a 460 1GB, they don't ship the **** cards to bestbuy lol
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You could get a 560Ti for that price.
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Yup as everyone above said you might have paid more but that's all.

In Arizona we don't pay tax on the internet purchases so that's almost an 12% savings if shipping is free like from Newegg. It's the same product. I had come into a bonus check and instead of odering it, I was sooooo excited I went to Fry's Electronics in Phoenix and bought it for $58.35 with tax more than I would have paid at Newegg with free shipping.

It's the same card that you'd get from anywhere only no waiting. Enjoy your card and let your friends know they're wrong LOL.
     
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I bought my GTX 460 in December, and it was 200$ compared to newegg's 200$ + shipping, so it was actually worth it..
Edited by Nilareon - 3/19/11 at 5:56pm
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post #10 of 10
no but you bought one that looks like it isnt the best oc'er out. still a great card XD i even had one 2 months ago
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