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Need Advice For Graphic card Purchase

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  • Western Digital
  • SLI
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September 14, 2010 10:44:08 AM

Topic:Need Advice For Graphic card Purchase

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My son's birthday coming up and i want to buy a GFX card for him .i am basically building a system:

specs:
core i7 870
ASUS P7P55D MOTHERBOARD
Corsair XMS 3DDR3-4GB
WD 1 TB HDD
SASONIC 620 W SLI CERTIFIED

I am not interested in XFIRE/SLI & donot plan to do so in the future please advice on the card and the reason why you choose the option ,maximum cost is 450$

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a b U Graphics card
September 14, 2010 11:33:03 AM

I would recommend a GTX460 1GB SLI. That would cost you something around the $460 mark.

Also get this motherboard:
Gigabyte GA-P55-UD4P or the UD5P.
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a b U Graphics card
September 14, 2010 12:15:00 PM

That mobo is not good for SLI.GEt the PRO version instead.
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a c 189 U Graphics card
September 14, 2010 12:28:35 PM

The OP doesn't want SLI or CF... :) 
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September 14, 2010 12:57:07 PM

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the guy dosen't want multi gpu. Anyway i would suggest buying a gtx 465 and unlocking it to a 470. gives better potential and value for money. Also you get the added benefit of PHYSX and CUDA (who ever says its a hype is wrong to the core, as i tested it out to bet very efficient). You would want to take a look at the palit or zotac for the 465..
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a b U Graphics card
September 14, 2010 1:04:18 PM

POV GTX 465 is a good choice aswell, me old man has one and its a good looking card and works well, seems to be a little cooler than my GTX470 when it was in solo mode. (by about 7-10oC under load)

POV - Point Of View by the way :) 
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a b U Graphics card
September 14, 2010 1:21:58 PM

@OP: Any reason not wanting to go for an SLI/CF config?
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a b U Graphics card
September 15, 2010 12:05:55 PM

warlord1609 said:
^+1

the guy dosen't want multi gpu. Anyway i would suggest buying a gtx 465 and unlocking it to a 470. gives better potential and value for money. Also you get the added benefit of PHYSX and CUDA (who ever says its a hype is wrong to the core, as i tested it out to bet very efficient). You would want to take a look at the palit or zotac for the 465..

I didn't know that you could unlock the GPU cores.
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September 15, 2010 2:53:22 PM

yeah...! that was only possible with the gtx 465. I reckon that since palit used the same amount of memory blocks as the 470 (i think 12) on their 465 boards, it provides the ability to stabilise the unlocked cores. its just a theory but who cares as long as we get a good price/performance ratio. dont you agree?
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