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Originally Posted by AgentHydra;13039195 
Maybe two or three of these
14-162-062-V02?$S300W$
Any idea how well these stay cool if I've got three of them butted up against each other? I'm thinking about skipping the SSD for the build for a third GPU possibly.
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Originally Posted by PapaSmurf;13044042 
The Galaxy GTS450's linked to earlier are $80 each (after rebate) so that would be 106 PPD/$.
I've never been too impressed with Galaxy in general, is there RMA process any good? I know it's basically the same card, but you're paying for support and I'm afraid with a price that low support would be terrible.
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Originally Posted by Extreme Newbie;13042568 
The average PPD on a GTS450 is 8500 at a cost of $110.00= 77 PPD/$
Average PPD on a GTX460 is 11500 at a cost of $130.00= 88 PPD/$

If you like silver then I recommend these MSI GTX460's.
That's one of the Twin Fozr cards I was looking at.

I'm also looking at
The Gigabyte 450
14-125-341-05.jpg

This MSI 550
14-127-573-Z03?$S300W$

Or this Galaxy 460
14-162-058-Z03?$S300W$

Also, any ideas on overclockability of any of the cards people have linked?
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Well, I found this


So it's looking like I'll be going for that MSI 550Ti card. I'm probably going to be buying two of them up front, and add a third one later on - unless somebody has some randomly-epic idea here.
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I have an ASUS GTX 460 1GB Top. It pulls 11-12k PPD, is blue with silver stripes, is very quiet even when folding, and looks great with my MOBO. I have it happily at 890core with 1.087 volts.

I hear the 768MB version gets same PPD, and be had for less, but I am not sure if you can get it in blue.
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I'd probably say the 2x 560s.
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Well summing CUDA computing power and dividing by the cost I get a performance-value index (higher is better):
--580+550 = .87374 nodes/dollar
--560x2 = 1.149 nodes/dollar
--560+550x2 = 1.2187 nodes/dollar
--550x3 = 1.2767 nodes/dollar

By this the triple-550Ti is the best F@H performance per dollar, but options 2, 3 and 4 are all pretty close. I'm betting 560's in SLI would be the best game performance of all of these.

Can you SLI a 560 and a 550, then use the other 550 as a PhysX card? Or can I SLI two 550's and use a third 550 as a PhysX card (I know you can only single-SLI with a 550). I've never tried to do hybrid cards for gaming performance like that.
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