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GTX460 for HDTV gaming

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November 28, 2010 4:42:29 AM

I wish to game on a HDTV (1080p) at reasonably high settings. I'm considering getting a MSI GTX460 Hawk Talon with a core i5 760. Is that card good enough for most game or do I really need to target higher ?

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a c 189 U Graphics card
November 28, 2010 9:12:40 AM

Well, before we suggesting you anything, first of all tell us your FULL specs here including budget...
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November 28, 2010 1:14:48 PM

wa1 said:
Well, before we suggesting you anything, first of all tell us your FULL specs here including budget...


Ok sorry about that.

Core i5 760 2.8 GHz 8 MB L3.
MSI GeForce 460GTX Hawk talon 1GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI-E 2.0
4 GB Kingston ValueRAM DDR3 1333MHz CL9 1.5V (KVR1333D3N9K2/4G)
PSU 750W
ASUS P7H55M CSM SKT 1156 mATX PCI-E X 16 4D DDR3-1333 MHz
Seagate 1TB hard drive

Budget 800$ CAN. Is this enough to game on HDTV with reasonably high settings ? If can last a few years (2-3) without upgrade, even better.

Thanks for your help.
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November 28, 2010 1:37:54 PM

gtx 580 best for u
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a c 189 U Graphics card
November 28, 2010 1:49:54 PM

About your PSU, what brand? model?
Since your board doesn't support dual card then you can get GTX580 if you can or GTX470 (cheaper).
Don't forget to OC your CPU a little bit (3.0GHz or higher) to get maximum performance.
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November 28, 2010 2:04:19 PM

wa1 said:
About your PSU, what brand? model?
Since your board doesn't support dual card then you can get GTX580 if you can or GTX470 (cheaper).
Don't forget to OC your CPU a little bit (3.0GHz or higher) to get maximum performance.


Can"t really go for a 580 since that would eat close to 2/3 of my budget :( 

I'm new to building computer and searching for parts. I went for 460 because it seems it was best price/value ratio and I thought this would be enough since it's in TH's best graphic cards for the money around my price point. Also the Hawk talon attack seems to get close to a GTX470 once properly OCed.

Do I really need a SLI or the amount of power offered by the 580 to game on an HDTV ?
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a c 189 U Graphics card
November 28, 2010 2:22:28 PM

You can't SLI on your board since it only has 1 pcie slot.
You can play most of games with decent setting with GTX460, really, that card is still good to handle most games on HDTV. So if you only have money for GTX460 then go for it... :) 
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November 28, 2010 2:25:59 PM

I should think if you can get an overclocked version because Nvidia has alot of headroom for overclocking..
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November 28, 2010 2:26:37 PM

gtx 470 all the way 4 u
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November 28, 2010 2:28:17 PM

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a c 214 U Graphics card
November 28, 2010 2:28:53 PM

I see...you have $800 for your whole system budget?so only $150 to $200 for a GPU.
I would suggest going for a Radeon 6850/Nvidia 470
What games are you trying to play?
This all depends on how demanding the games your trying to play are.
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November 28, 2010 2:42:16 PM

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