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As title says and what are your thoughts and any replacement suggestions? Mind you i am stepping up from a e6600 and side stepping from the gtx285 (performance is fine but to many problems with it)
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[B]used 480gtx with ek full cover block in FS section [/B]

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) 

GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD4-B3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge

$800 total invest

Edited by systemaxd - 3/26/11 at 5:22am
    
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any particular reason why your post is in code? but nice! we have the same board and it works great. Maybe a 560ti? if you could afford an slightly more expensive gpu.

looks good
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put it in code tags originally when copied the entire line from newegg and would of looked messy on the fourm

i though about the card 560ti but another 80$ not sure i want to spend but not ruling it out.
    
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A 460 is basically the same thing as a gtx 285, so it's not worth it to side grade like that. Just get the cpu/motherboard/memory and save your gpu upgrade for when you have a better budget.
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Originally Posted by Behemoth777;12870701 
A 460 is basically the same thing as a gtx 285, so it's not worth it to side grade like that. Just get the cpu/motherboard/memory and save your gpu upgrade for when you have a better budget.

never said i was on a budget but dont want to spend $400+ on a card i.e. 580

I hadnt looked for reviews on cards but was expecting the 460 to be near par with the 285
    
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definitely recommend the 560 ti. An 80 dollar difference to me is fair considering the performance boost you get, especially with newer games taking advantage of tessellation, dx11, etc.

If you live near or close to Chicago there is a microcenter on elston avenue. They usually have really good instore deals. Try taking the metra down there and see if you can't get anything for a lower price.
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Updated the OP as soon as i the details are finalized and the card ships i am set.

summed up a 480gtx is more power than i want but in the end decided after other costs of a 560ti this would be a better deal in big picture.

So any last minute thoughts and the core list?
    
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