GTX 460 advice, ~$170 budget

I'm trying to leverage the holiday deals to grab a GPU for my new build and I've decided on getting a GTX 460 within the next day or so

With my $150 budget, I was first looking at this card:

EVGA 768-P3-1360-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 768MB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130562
$139.99 after rebate

Price was perfect for my budget and newegg feedback was nice, but browsing around newegg I saw that the 1GB GTX 460 cards are only about $30-$40 more.

so my question is, will the $40 jump be worth it for a 1GB GTX 460 card?


if so, any specific brand/models I should get?

I'm looking at the following right now:

MSI N460GTX CYCLONE 1GD5/OC GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=14-127-510
$175 after rebate

EVGA 01G-P3-1373-AR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Superclocked EE 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130568
$180 after rebate

ASUS ENGTX460 DirectCU/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121391
$170 after rebate


(other suggestions are welcome)


Some other info:

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: this weekend (nov 27, nov 28)

BUDGET RANGE: $180 max after rebate

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: compiz, internet browsing, movies/music, office stuff. I don't game but I would like to be able to if I change my mind (hence the gtx 460)

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: no GPU yet (new build), psu = CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: cpu = ig 760, mobo = msi p55-gd65

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: bang for the buck, nvidia

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

SLI: no

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 2048x1152

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: OC is a maybe so something that runs great at stock (without OC) would be better than something with better OC capabilities


Thanks for the help guys
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  1. Sir they are running a special right now, get your CC out and buy
    1gb evga gtx 460 - 159.00 without rebate ! SE version.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130591&cm_re=evga_gtx_460-_-14-130-591-_-Product
  2. ^wow thanks for posting this, i didnt see it was in the same situation as the op.

    just ordered one . very good deal
  3. notty22 said:
    Sir they are running a special right now, get your CC out and buy
    1gb evga gtx 460 - 159.00 without rebate !
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130591&cm_re=evga_gtx_460-_-14-130-591-_-Product



    That is the SE version which only has 288 cuda cores rather then the 336 on the 1gb and the 768mb versions.


    See

    http://www.techspot.com/news/41132-nvidia-intros-geforce-gtx-460-se-with-less-cuda-cores.html
  4. Thank you, for pointing that out. Its still a good o/c , but the deal has to be taken in a different light.
  5. notty22 said:
    Sir they are running a special right now, get your CC out and buy
    1gb evga gtx 460 - 159.00 without rebate ! SE version.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130591&cm_re=evga_gtx_460-_-14-130-591-_-Product


    Interesting :D

    but what would be the advantage (besided price) of getting an SE version instead of the regular version? The MSI one only costs about $15 more (although with a rebate). Isn't the performance boost worth the $15?
  6. 15 dollars of course its worth getting the 'normal' version.
    I don't count on rebates being 100%, you are still spending xx amount of dollars, and then often getting your rebate in the form of Visa debt card, if you get it.
  7. notty22 said:
    15 dollars of course its worth getting the 'normal' version.
    I don't count on rebates being 100%, you are still spending xx amount of dollars, and then often getting your rebate in the form of Visa debt card, if you get it.



    Yeah I get what you mean. I also usually try to avoid rebates. But I've already spent so much on parts that my goal now is to get the best final bang for the buck so I guess I'm going with rebates for now :D


    Any other suggestions on which GTX 460 1GB to go with?


    I've been reading around the forums and the three I listed (plus the Gigabyte brand) seems to be evenly popular so I'm still at a lost for which one to get :D


    Thanks
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