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Should I buy 470 now or wait?

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January 19, 2011 9:58:08 PM

I have one gtx 470 right now and I want to get a second and run them in sli but I'm thinking if I wait for their new series to be released the price of the 470 will drop. when is nvidia going to release their new series? And will the cards price even drop that much?

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January 19, 2011 10:01:21 PM

The 5xx series is out... The 580 is the most powerful single-GPU around, the 570 is around the 480, the 560 will be released in less than a week.
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January 19, 2011 10:08:17 PM

You should definitely wait for the new series, the 6xx. It's not even in existence, but I hear it owns.
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January 19, 2011 10:24:54 PM

you should def wait about a week for a gtx 560, its should be around $250 and shoudl perform around the same as the gtx 470 if not better, I would wait bc when this card is released the price of the gtx 470s might drop, but overall I think the gtx 560 will be the best buy and your best choice in buying a video card in that range right now, what are you full system specs? That way we can make sure that your system matches up with a card of this level... :)  thanks
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January 19, 2011 11:04:27 PM

oh whoops missed the part about already having a 470 in that case do what malmental said, but you might as well wait for the 560 to see what happens to prices
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January 20, 2011 11:26:11 PM

could you even sli a 470 with a 560?
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January 20, 2011 11:31:34 PM

yeah no you cannot sli a 470 and a 560 lol, but just that the prices may be affected across the board or at least in that general range
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January 21, 2011 12:01:33 AM

In 2 weeks the 1GB GTX 460 will be $90. Sell your card and get that one and then pay off your credit cards or take a girl out to a nice dinner with the money you recouped.
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January 21, 2011 12:30:16 AM

Romeka Bonaface said:
In 2 weeks the 1GB GTX 460 will be $90. Sell your card and get that one and then pay off your credit cards or take a girl out to a nice dinner with the money you recouped.


I will bet you a cool million in spacecash that the 1 gig gtx 460 does not go down to $90
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January 21, 2011 12:52:39 AM

jjb8675309 said:
I will bet you a cool million in spacecash that the 1 gig gtx 460 does not go down to $90


Gotta give me at least 3 to 1.

I'll bet 5 bucks paypal it gets to $149 within a month... who's taking? I'm lookin at you mal :sol: 
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January 21, 2011 12:56:37 PM

Romeka Bonaface said:
Gotta give me at least 3 to 1.

I'll bet 5 bucks paypal it gets to $149 within a month... who's taking? I'm lookin at you mal :sol: 


oh ho now your switching it up, lol yeah I could definatley see them in that price range which would be a great deal!
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January 21, 2011 1:23:07 PM

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gotta have higher standards like the cards I picked out.
I do not care is a sparkle or palit is that cheap...
I'll pass.

yeah you will always have those lower end brands sneak a card in there super cheap but the standard price will usually be 10-20% higher
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January 21, 2011 7:11:24 PM

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gotta have higher standards like the cards I picked out.
I do not care if a sparkle or palit is that cheap...
I'll pass.


Rats! Thought I could fool you ;) . And Ebay huh? What about newegg... after rebates!

Actually mal I got another question which I'm thinking about posting. Whatdya know about dedicated physx cards? Specifically using my 8800GT as one and then buying one of these "90 dollar" GTX 460's to use as my actual GPU?
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January 21, 2011 10:17:10 PM

Newegg has a Galaxy GTX460 for $105 after rebates... and the GTX560 isn't even out yet!
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January 21, 2011 10:36:38 PM

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no to Galaxy... IMO

Even two in SLI for $210? I mean $105 is probably as much as you pay for a bag of weed that only lasts you the weekend.
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January 21, 2011 10:38:28 PM

another vote for "No" on galaxy build quality is off imo...
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January 21, 2011 11:03:18 PM

It can't be all that bad can it? I wonder what Hardocp.com has to say about the Galaxy GTX460:

"At any rate, the Galaxy GTX 460 1GB card got up to a whopping 93c when overclocked. Further testing is required because so far this seems rather extreme to us for this level of video card and doesn’t quite match what we experienced on the two reference video cards."

"In short, the reference design GTX 460 video cards we tested were dead silent. The Galaxy GeForce GTX 460 1GB video card, on the other hand, was not. From the moment we plugged it in, the fan was whiny and loud. And when we fired up FurMark, or any 3D game, it only got worse. Not only was it audible over the other system fans, it was audible over the speakers, and even the office pedestal fan. So while Galaxy has perfected cooling, they have a ways to go to reducing the noise level compared to the reference fan."
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/07/12/nvidia_geforc...
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January 21, 2011 11:46:13 PM

that sounds miserable...
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a c 416 Î Nvidia
January 22, 2011 3:29:17 AM

Oh, we knew what you were talking about.
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January 25, 2011 6:58:37 AM

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dude, that's exactly (almost) how I run phys-X..
my completed phys-X unit:

Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield (2.8GHz @ 3.2)
EVGA P55 Micro SLI Mainboard 121-LF-E652-KR
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 +
8GB kit (2x4GB) CORSAIR Vengeance DDR3 1600
BFG Technologies BFG GeForce 9800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 (phys-X)
EVGA 01G-P3-1380-KR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) SSC+ 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16
OCZ Technology 60 GB Vertex 2 Series SATA II
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 500GB 7200 RPM
SAMSUNG BLU-RAY COMBO 8X BLACK BD ROM/DVD WRITER
COOLER MASTER Elite 430 RC-430-KWN1 - 3 x 120mm fans
3.5in card reader / NZXT Sentry-2 5.25in Touch Screen fan controller
Rosewill RV2-600 600-Watt SLI
Windows 7 Ult. x64

mine is not the best or even close to being the best, bit I can kick-ass with it....
UT - "head shot, Ultimate Kill.!!!"
and the damn special effects - OMG..!


LOL, "the best" is blowing 10K on a computer because you want to see Crysis at 70 FPS. And yeah, we'll have a pretty similar setup. I like it. 600 watts covers that ok? Good to know.

You playin Metro or Mafia 2? How's it lookin with that phsyx? :o  I'd imagine.
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