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Evga gts 450 on sale at tigerdirect should I buy it?

Ok guys so recently my evga 8800 gts 320MB died on me.
It caused a load of headaches.
On top of it, my mouse died exactly at the same time the card did, and started me on a whole spree of testing every part. Started with the PSU, checked the mobo, every single piece was unplugged, cleaned, and tested.

At the end of the day, it really was JUST the video card that died (though I may get a new PSU as well). Here are my options.

The Sapphire vaporx 5770
http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Vapor-X-DisplayPort-PCI-Express-100283VX-2L/dp/B003AK67HW/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1287412407&sr=8-2
On sale after rebate at 144$

Next we have the eVga GTS 450
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6655890&Sku=E145-0450
On sale after rebate for 120$

Finally we have the eVga GTX 460
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6488427&Sku=E145-0460
On sale after rebate for ~160$

Now, I'm also thinking of getting a new power supply:
The Corsair 650W non modular
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3438607&Sku=C13-2502
80$
and the modular
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5074042&CatId=1483
115$

the only thing troubling me there is that the non modular description says it doesn't have a 4 pin!?? What do I plug into the motherboard at the far end then?

Also, my mobo does not support pci-e 2.0 (well, they're backwards compatible, but I'll be losing performance until I upgrade).

My theoretical configurations are:
gts450 + modular corsair ~240$


or
5770 + non-modular ~230$

or

GTX 460 + non modular ~250$

also
the cheapest options:
450+non-mod ~200$


thanks in advance
-jeremiah
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  1. GTX 460 + non modular ~250$
    Whats the rest of you PC.
    If your changing the psu so as not to constrain your gpu choice, I say go for the most powerful best deal. Which is the 460.
    Research that psu a little more, it must have a 4 pin, most come with a 4 pin and a 8 pin for cpu power.

    At newegg: it shows : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005
    1 x Main connector (20+4Pin)
    1 x 12V(4/8Pin)
    8 x peripheral
    8 x SATA
    2 x Floppy
    2 x PCI-E
  2. So you vote for the 250$ one...hmmm

    I have an abit AB9Pro motherboard
    Core2Duo E6420
    4 sata HDDs, 3 on RAID as secondary HD, windows on one separate sata HD
    4GB corsair or OCZ (not sure, has a heatsink on it that I'm too lazy to remove) mem, 1 GB kingston, set to dual channel asynchronous setup, 3GB channel 1, 2GB channel 2.
    just for fun, here is my case
    http://img.presence-pc.com/news/t/h/Thermalrock.jpg

    thanks for your help.
    I'll probably be posting on what mobo and cpu to upgrade to, soon.
  3. The 12v 8 pin splits for 4 pin P4 connectors.

    I vote for the 460 too, its worth 20 bucks more than the 5770 IMO. And what's up with the purple disks on the front of that case? Where do you put your optical drives?
  4. benski said:
    The 12v 8 pin splits for 4 pin P4 connectors.

    I vote for the 460 too, its worth 20 bucks more than the 5770 IMO. And what's up with the purple disks on the front of that case? Where do you put your optical drives?


    Those are all blank cds actually.
    The case is a built in disc holder :P
    Mine has sc2, civ 5, sam and max, and diablo 2 facing out on the case.
    The case has several bays for the roms, but when I bought it I was really hoping that the discs could play from the front of the case. ToT
  5. Yeah when I first looked at the pic I thought it might be some fancy disk changer, that would have been cool.
  6. benski said:
    Yeah when I first looked at the pic I thought it might be some fancy disk changer, that would have been cool.


    One day, I'll make it a reality...
  7. Best answer
    thats the slower 460 but still about 85% as fast as the 1gb edition.

    If you get an MSI you can use afterburner and set the oc on it super easy.. not sure what you do on other brands.

    I have a msi cyclone 1gb and it went to 840mhz on stock voltage.
    also have a msi Hawk edition 1gb and its at 920mhz with a modest voltage bump.

    you can get the zotac 460 768 at newegg for 130$ currently--25$ rebate though.
    http://www.logicbuy.com/search/460 (click the zotac link hit get deal for coupon code)

    also try to find a good powersupply with 1 huge 12volt rail.. its an advantage.. tri and quad rail are actually not as good (IMO)
  8. Afterburner works on any brand.
  9. rand_79 said:
    thats the slower 460 but still about 85% as fast as the 1gb edition.

    If you get an MSI you can use afterburner and set the oc on it super easy.. not sure what you do on other brands.

    I have a msi cyclone 1gb and it went to 840mhz on stock voltage.
    also have a msi Hawk edition 1gb and its at 920mhz with a modest voltage bump.

    you can get the zotac 460 768 at newegg for 130$ currently--25$ rebate though.
    http://www.logicbuy.com/search/460 (click the zotac link hit get deal for coupon code)

    also try to find a good powersupply with 1 huge 12volt rail.. its an advantage.. tri and quad rail are actually not as good (IMO)


    both of those PSUs are single rail and japanese transistors.
  10. Its lunch hour I was going to check but my sandwich required attention :P
  11. I ended up buying the ZOTAC 460.
    Gunna try to get my mom to spring the PSU for me.
  12. Best answer selected by theprof00.
  13. thanks everyone I ended up getting the 460 and the 650w power supply.
    Now I just need a PCIE2.0 mobo :P
    cheers
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