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December 14, 2010 3:01:23 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Today, $200-ish budget. Do not care about rebates or special offers.

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: games, current generation and older, majority single player, rarely co-op or multi

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: 1000W, unknown model (whatever Alienware shipped with 2 years ago)

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: - Q9450 2.33 / 6G 1033/ EG/ EVGA NVIDIA nForce 790i Ultra SLI

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: NewEgg or TigerDirect

PARTS PREFERENCES: NVIDIA only

OVERCLOCKING: No

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: none


Currently considering these two:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Thoughts, please? :) 

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a b U Graphics card
December 14, 2010 3:12:56 PM

Well the pny is higher clocked than the evga, more expensive also. As for EVGA, warranty of theirs' is unbeatable.. Also, higher clock easily achieved, so no worries .. It depends if you want to spend on a factory oced then pny, or else save your money get evga, oc by yourself, very easily done with msi afterburner..
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a c 173 U Graphics card
December 14, 2010 3:13:17 PM

The PNY card is like any other reference card while the EVGA is a much better design however it is going to be noisier compared to other models but over all it is one of the better choices.
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December 14, 2010 3:24:24 PM

nforce4max said:
The PNY card is like any other reference card while the EVGA is a much better design however it is going to be noisier compared to other models but over all it is one of the better choices.


What is a "reference card"? I haven't heard that term before. :) 
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a b U Graphics card
December 14, 2010 3:25:59 PM

wombat_tg said:
What is a "reference card"? I haven't heard that term before. :) 


Stock ..
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December 14, 2010 3:27:33 PM

55Range said:
Stock ..



Ah, got it.
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a c 598 U Graphics card
December 14, 2010 4:25:15 PM

PNY offers a Lifetime Warranty once you register your product on their website. EVGA also offers a good warranty. The big difference is in the cooler. The EVGA will exhaust heat outside the case, while the PNY will exhaust heat inside the case. This should not make a critical difference in your overall case temperatures. The other key difference is that the PNY fan will be quieter than the blower type fan on the EVGA. I would recommend the PNY.

If I were getting a GTX460, I would get this one:
Gigabyte GTX460 Superoverclock
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.guru3d.com/article/gigabyte-geforce-gtx-460-...
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a c 173 U Graphics card
December 14, 2010 5:50:26 PM

17seconds said:
PNY offers a Lifetime Warranty once you register your product on their website. EVGA also offers a good warranty. The big difference is in the cooler. The EVGA will exhaust heat outside the case, while the PNY will exhaust heat inside the case. This should not make a critical difference in your overall case temperatures. The other key difference is that the PNY fan will be quieter than the blower type fan on the EVGA. I would recommend the PNY.

If I were getting a GTX460, I would get this one:
Gigabyte GTX460 Superoverclock
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.guru3d.com/article/gigabyte-geforce-gtx-460-...


Typical windforce design, I got the older version and yes it is a very silent card however the rest isn't easily kept cool unlike the core.
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December 14, 2010 10:38:32 PM

Best answer selected by wombat_tg.
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December 14, 2010 10:38:56 PM

Thank you for the help everyone. :)  Selected the EVGA.
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a b U Graphics card
December 15, 2010 3:42:08 AM

Nice- Enjoy..
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a c 169 U Graphics card
December 15, 2010 10:39:22 AM

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