Upgrading From 8800 GTS

WHAT? A LIVING EVGA 8800 GTS?

Anyway, I plan on upgrading my 8800 GTS this black Friday. Problem is I don't know what to get. I hear to get an ATi 6870 or something like that, and some other say to get a Nvidia 460 GTX or something. Can anyone help me out on what to get? My budget is about 200-250 bucks.
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  1. Okay, so from personal experiance, should I get the 6850 or the 460? :/
  2. I love my GTX460. It is great as a single card on a 1920x1080 monitor.
  3. I upgraded from a radeon 4850 to an MSI GTX 460 1GB.

    I can say that the gtx460 is a great card, especially if you are willing to overclock. From what i've read, including toms, the 6870's dont overclock that great.

    look here for more information

    http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/37499-hd-6870-hd-6850-vs-gtx-460-1gb-overclocking-study.html

    I wouldn't worry about the evga FTW edition, which has a stock core clock of 850. As long as you don't get a GTX460 with a stock cooler you should be able to take the core to 850. I've done so on both of my GTX460's without any voltage adjustment. I have the MSI cyclone and twn frz editions both are cheaper than the 6870.

    One of the main reasons I switched from AMD radeon to an nvidia card was the drivers. IMHO nvidia drivers are always more stable. Upgrading the drivers of my radeon has caused more BSOD's than I care to remember.

    In short I agree with both above post, the gtx460 rocks.
  4. I have a EVGA 8800 GTS also lol.

    I would say go with the EVGA 460 super overclock+.

    MutatedGamer said:
    WHAT? A LIVING EVGA 8800 GTS?

    Anyway, I plan on upgrading my 8800 GTS this black Friday. Problem is I don't know what to get. I hear to get an ATi 6870 or something like that, and some other say to get a Nvidia 460 GTX or something. Can anyone help me out on what to get? My budget is about 200-250 bucks.
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