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post #21 of 34
Based off my setup using 8gb of ram and an i7 950 with a EVGA GTX 465 SC card and my buddies i7 920 with 6gb of ram and a 5850 and he scores significantly higher in the 3D Mark 11 then I do.

I love Nvidia over ATI, but based of his 5850 outperforming my card even when I OC mine, yeah 5850 is probably more bang for your buck.
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Although that Sparkle is a great price...That Asus is $155 after rebate and I trust Asus more than I would Sparkle...do you think the Asus is worth the extra money? I like to use my cards for a long time so I want it to good in the future too, thanks everyone I appreciate all your help and opinions
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post #23 of 34
get the evga i linked a page back

also still think you should go for a 5850 instead, more performance for your money since they are same price. see if it will fit your case

Edit: lol the rebate of the evga gtx460 is gone allready
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post #24 of 34
Check ebay, you be surprised how fast the value of graphics cards plummet.

An old 4870 or gtx 260 would be a fine card at the right price.

Personally I would chose between the 6850 or the gtx 460, but thats me.
post #25 of 34
I'd suggest you look into an Asus or MSI GTX 460 1GB card. Like others have said, avoid the GTX460 SE like the plague. The regular GTX470 768MB isn't bad...but the 1GB card isn't that much more expensive and a far better card.

Yes, your PSU will handle it fine. It'll handle a GTX470 or GTX570 just fine. That Antec EA500 is a solid PSU, and will actually put out 500w worth of power. The GTX460 only draws around 160w at most. Plenty enough room for everything else.

And if you can physically fit a GTX550, then you can physically fit a GTX460 1GB. I very highly doubt its that much longer, and I know its shorter than your motherboard is.
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post #26 of 34
And you won't be 'bottlenecked' by either your OC'd E8400 or the GTX460.

The GTX460 is still the budget card to get in terms of performance and value.
    
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post #27 of 34
don't want to annoy you if your decision is final but check out this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-932-_-Product

The pcb is 2" shorter coming in a 8.25" it's the same size as the EVGA card
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That Sapphire 5850 is looking pretty nice right about now...My friend might give me his GTS 250...wouldn't be much of an upgrade but it would be a temporary boost till I order another card lol. I'm not big on ATi cards but I'm pretty sure Sapphire puts out some good products am I correct?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Pentium-David View Post
That Sapphire 5850 is looking pretty nice right about now...My friend might give me his GTS 250...wouldn't be much of an upgrade but it would be a temporary boost till I order another card lol. I'm not big on ATi cards but I'm pretty sure Sapphire puts out some good products am I correct?
Yeah they're one of the best.
Edited by nbmjhk6 - 4/24/11 at 4:38pm
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Yeah they're one of the best.
What kind of games do you play??? Can you max settings? And how hot does it get?
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