Life time warranty in my opinion isnt worth it. If you have caught the overclock bug like most of us. You will be changing out trading selling and buying video cards like hot cakes. For example staryoshi on the forum has been through like 2-3 differnt video cards the last 3 months alone.
Video card and the way ATI and Nvidia dump video cards on the market is insane. Last years video cards will be outdated in around 7-9 months.
If i were in your position i would get the msi cyclone gtx 460. Allow for very good overclocks, when you want more performance just sli another gtx 460. This should allow you to keep up with most if not all games 1.5-2 years from now.
Also the sparkle card is decent, but i wouldn't care about manufacture warranty anymore. Not really worth paying the extra 10-15 dollars if you only end up selling the card later down the road 6 months to a year from now.
Wow that cpu is old. I wouldn't bother with a new graphics card as i can tell you your cpu will most likely bottle neck your fps. Which means you wont be getting 100% of your gpu usuage do to you cpu cant keep up with the calculations.
The lifetime warranty is included and the card is cheaper than most gtx 460's but I'm guessing with good reason too.. As it only has 768mb of RAM and not 1gb.. I just don't have a lot of money to kill so I want to get one now that I dont have to upgrade in 6 months or a year
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