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Well ill be selling my old rig and building a better one soon and I need advice on a graphics card(s) for no more than 300$. It can be Nvidia or ATI it doesn't matter really, and if you're a fanboy of either just put that aside and tell me what you really think would give me the best gaming performance for my said price.

I was thinking sli 460's would be the best option because i can get two of those for only around 260$!... But I really know nothing about graphics cards so please recommend one to me, thanks!

Oh yea! Can i use 2x4gb ripjaw 1600mhz memory AND 2x2gb ripjaw 1600mhz memory or do they both have to be 4gb???

Help is much appreciated.
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post #2 of 6
6950 is the best for your price range.
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Either a 2GB 560 or a 2GB 6950.

Raw power, 2 1GB 460s isn't a bad choice (on par with a 570/6970), but it gives you absolutely no option of upgrading without fully replacing them, where as the 560/6950 can add a card later.

If you can push your GFX budget to $350, the Asus DCII 570 is an amazing card. I'm biased here, but @ 1200p and below, non-reference 570s are the best cards under $400, especially when overclocked.
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ok, It's down to the 6950 1gb or 5850 1gb crossfire or 6850 1gb crossfire... which out of these and why.. i should just make up my mind
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I have gotten 1 GTX 460 Overclocked to 870Mhz core 1740mhz shader to run 25fps maxed out on the Crysis benchmark tool. so SLI expect double performance

EDIT: Resolution was 1920x1080. 1024x768 will hit double that.
     
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post #6 of 6
For raw performance 5850 CF & 6850 CF are the fastest options, they will provide performance above a 580. A 6950 will give you significantly less performance, however you don't have to worry about microstutter. You also have the option to purchase another 6950 down the road.

Personally I would go for 6850 CF, though I might be biased
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