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September 16, 2010 8:39:49 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Today BUDGET RANGE: $200-400

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: videos, movies, runescape. a card that will last for years...and kill

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: GT220/crosiar hx 650w

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: antec 902 case, 650w crosair hx psu, i5 750 processor,windows 7 64bit, 4 gb 1066 ram, 500gb hdd, Mobo intel p55 x231r ....its out of an xps8000

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg

PARTS PREFERENCES: nvidia but open to ati (*cringes* because i have no idea about ati)

OVERCLOCKING: overclocking processor/overclocking gpu. my mobo wont OC yet but thats next

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920/1080 22inch lg flatscreen

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: case has 2 120mm front intake fans. 1 120mm video card intake fan, 1 200mm top exhaust fan 1 120mm rear exhaust fan. runs 21-28c depending on time of day. my kid brothers play runescape and i have not yet gotten into gaming but will in the near future. i want something that will kill graphics....

i am considering...

MSI N470GTX Twin Frozr II GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127513

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a c 189 U Graphics card
September 16, 2010 9:07:21 AM

Your mobo, Intel P55 yes. but what model? brand?
Does that mobo support CF/SLI?

You'll good with that GTX470, that's FAR AWAY FASTER than your GT220. :) 
September 16, 2010 9:12:59 AM

Mobo intel p55 x231r ....its out of an xps8000. so im not sure the brand? dell i guess?

you dont think its too lil or too much? i hear afterburner is 1 of the best overclocking and its a relativly new card. will my case keep it cool?
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a c 189 U Graphics card
September 16, 2010 9:32:59 AM

You have Antec Case and MANY fan on it, so i think you already have a good airflow...
If you can afford it then buy that card, you will survive for a long time with your system... :) 
September 16, 2010 9:34:21 AM

do you think the gtx480 is worth the extra 150? im turning between both cards

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a c 189 U Graphics card
September 16, 2010 9:46:50 AM
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GTX480 produce MORE heat than GTX470.
Well, if you sure you can handle that "bad boy" then go for it.
But, if you ask me then i would stay with GTX470, that card is FAST enough to play any games at 1920x1080 with High setting.
September 16, 2010 8:39:31 PM

hmm i just calc'd out the wattage needed for 2 460s and 2 470s. id need to get a bigger psu. that being said i plan on buying a sandy bridge i7 and motherboard. ill just make that another build next year. as for this computer ill leave it to 1 gpu.

so its either a gtx 470 or hd5870.

1)which is better/last longer?

2) any other models? looking for a card to stand the test of time.
September 17, 2010 4:19:16 AM

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September 17, 2010 4:21:02 AM

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