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I realize they are similar but my points do hold true if only by a small margin. As I noted it may be hard to find a 275 that is any cheaper then some of the 460's I see on sale. By selling his 275 and buying 2 460's he could see an upgrade all be it a small one, for no more price wise then if he were to just go buy another 275.

And have new cards instead of used. Just my opinion.
The thing is, because the card is used, the most he's gonna be able to get for his GTX 275 is around $100. A GTX 460 1GB costs $190, so he'd have to shell out $90 for a card that is just barely faster. Then, on top of that, he needs to get another one which will cost $190 more when he could get a used GTX 275 for around $100 easily (they're on sale here in OCN Marketplace). He'd save more than $150 and have performance that is only ~10-15% lower.
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The thing is, because the card is used, the most he's gonna be able to get for his GTX 275 is around $100. A GTX 460 1GB costs $190, so he'd have to shell out $90 for a card that is just barely faster. Then, on top of that, he needs to get another one which will cost $190 more when he could get a used GTX 275 for around $100 easily (they're on sale here in OCN Marketplace). He'd save more than $150 and have and have performance that is only ~10-15% lower.
Good call most used 275 I have seen have been going for more.
http://www.overclock.net/video/97120...si-5670-a.html
$85 there you go pick it up you will handle any game OP.
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post #13 of 20
I'll second the get another 275 motion, I ran two 280's for a while, being as they just worth more to me, than to be sold. Got a pretty tidy frame rate increase in most games (30-40% at least).

If you have the power, then go for it
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I say gtx 275 sli all the way. Performance price ratio is really good in this case, as sli gtx 275 will perform pretty much like sli gtx 460 (maybe not as good, but still really good) and for alot cheaper. Also, that power supply is more than enough for a sli gtx 275 setup and with room for alot more power draw. 700w is still OP in this case, a 600w psu would work fine.
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you can also buy 2x used gtx 460's. they go cheap on these forums. ive seen them go as low as $150 each. If you do decide to go the gtx 460 route, no sense in overpaying for new ones. id buy em used.
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post #16 of 20
Use your Gtx 275! SLI FOR SURE !!!! I had a huge boost after adding a 2nd GTS-250 in SLI. I was really supprised, how well they play Black ops! Untill my next uprade they will serve me well!
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SLI it man cheaper and more logical, at least to me
    
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Cool, so I guess that settles it. I won't be doing it so soon though, maybe in a few weeks time. 2nd hand 275s here in the Philippines seem to go for around $100-130 so I guess that should be a good deal.

Oh yeah, with SLI is it ok to pair cards of different brands or speeds? Like example I have an inno3d 275 and found 1 person here selling his inno3d card that's factory OC'ed, will I run into any problems?
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post #19 of 20
Doesn't matter as long as they are both 275's!!
A guy here has a BFG for $85, not sure what the shipping would be to Philippines but it may be cheaper off of him.
Edited by noahhova - 3/22/11 at 12:56pm
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Thanks. Looking at his post right now. If he doesn't ship internationally, maybe I can have it shipped to my brother at LA. He'll be flying here anyway next week for a quick visit
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