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Upgrading Graphics but need HDMI port

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August 23, 2010 8:05:01 AM

Hey Guys, I wanted to upgrade my graphic cards for something more powerful while being affordable, with an HDMI port. I can run the latest games now, but i want to run it a bit better. I'm willing to run one card if its preformance/cost are right. Any advice? (PCI Ex)

I currently have 2x Nividia Geforce 8600 GTS's running in SLI on my computer.

Lots of free ram, 2.7 duo core, Windows vista 32bit

trying to spend less then $200

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a b U Graphics card
August 23, 2010 8:18:00 AM

checo said:
Hey Guys, I wanted to upgrade my graphic cards for something more powerful while being affordable, with an HDMI port. I can run the latest games now, but i want to run it a bit better. I'm willing to run one card if its preformance/cost are right. Any advice? (PCI Ex)

I currently have 2x Nividia Geforce 8600 GTS's running in SLI on my computer.

Lots of free ram, 2.7 duo core, Windows vista 32bit

trying to spend less then $200


For that price I'd recommend a GTX 460.

Here are a few from Newegg

EVGA 460, Standard, Includes Metro 2033 Full Download Link 199.99

MSi 460, Overclocked, Includes Starcraft II trial, 199.99

Zotac 460, Standard, Includes Star Craft II trial, 199.99

Gigabyte 460, Standard, 199.99

Palit 460, Standard, Includes Star Craft II trial, 199.99

EDIT: Out of those, In particular I recommend the EVGA and MSi's, However the Zotac is also another notable mention.

On a side note, can you tell me what power supply you have?
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August 23, 2010 8:45:40 AM

I have a 750w Power supply, thanks for the recommendation!

Its in a Dell 720 case, have plenty of room for some of the longer cards.

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a b U Graphics card
August 23, 2010 8:48:15 AM

Thats fine, you should also have luck at putting another 460 in the SLi with that power supply
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August 23, 2010 8:52:48 AM

will one of those cards out preform the 8600 GTS's by alot?
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a b U Graphics card
August 23, 2010 9:43:14 AM

On the 3DMark scores the 460 beats the 8600 GTS SLi by twice as much, not to mention it will use less power and has new features.

Also, as always the 3DMark is only synthetic so I don't think the 8600GTS SLi would be that good in new games anyway, especially Dx11 which it doesn't support.
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a b U Graphics card
August 23, 2010 10:53:23 AM

If you had looked the Asus is 229.00, I'd recommend the MSi out of that selection based on price, plus theres a free game to take advatage of the new graphics card.
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a c 376 U Graphics card
August 23, 2010 10:58:19 AM

The two cards I linked are not the same card. The Asus is 1gb/256 bit while the MSI card is the 768mb/192 bit version. The 1gb card also has 32 ROPs vs 24 on the 768mb card.
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a b U Graphics card
August 23, 2010 11:02:36 AM

Yes, and dispite the difference, its still over his price limit.
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a c 376 U Graphics card
August 23, 2010 11:03:17 AM

That's why I said "if you can spend a bit more."
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a b U Graphics card
August 23, 2010 11:06:16 AM

And this is were I look like a D*#& (cause I didn't fully read your post)

Sorry, My mistake.

And yes that ASUS is definitely better based on brand and component makeup
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a c 376 U Graphics card
August 23, 2010 11:16:43 AM

Actually I would put MSI and Asus about equal; both are very good brands. Those two cards also have the best cooling available for the GTX 460 and should be the best for overclocking.
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a b U Graphics card
August 23, 2010 11:20:38 AM

I have had better experience with Asus. But yes, they are as you say.
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August 23, 2010 9:10:58 PM

Hey thanks for the recommendations again. I want to use my 1080p,120 htz TV for a monitor.

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Do you guys think that the GTX460 with a Intel Duo Core 2.66, 6 GB memory, will be able to run an upcoming game like Final Fantasy 14 on high settings?
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a c 376 U Graphics card
August 23, 2010 9:40:02 PM

The card can handle it but the processor will limit you some probably. Unfortunately on a Dell you can't overclock. That processor could easily get up to 3.3-3.5ghz otherwise.
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August 30, 2010 2:03:09 AM

Best answer selected by Checo.
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a c 273 U Graphics card
August 30, 2010 11:39:25 AM

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