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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=N82E16814133326

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130566


Thoughts, please? :)
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    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..
  2. 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.
  3. 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. :)
  4. wombat_tg said:
    What is a "reference card"? I haven't heard that term before. :)


    Stock ..
  5. 55Range said:
    Stock ..



    Ah, got it.
  6. 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=N82E16814125345
    http://www.guru3d.com/article/gigabyte-geforce-gtx-460-soc-review/
  7. 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=N82E16814125345
    http://www.guru3d.com/article/gigabyte-geforce-gtx-460-soc-review/


    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.
  8. of those the evega but

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121391

    is a much better card and its 199.95 before 20 dollar rebate so 179.95 after so in your budget plus money back
  9. Best answer selected by wombat_tg.
  10. Thank you for the help everyone. :) Selected the EVGA.
  11. Nice- Enjoy..
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