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GTX 460 advice for SB Build?

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January 24, 2011 1:53:06 AM

Hi,

I'm finishing up a new SB build, with everything either already here or on its way, with the exception of my GPU (and a CPU cooler). I'm planning on purchasing a GTX 460, and I'm anticipating a price drop of the 460s when the 560 drops in the next week or so. This new build has essentially tapped me out, and I don't plan on SLi'ing a second card or upgrading the GPU until this summer (yes, I know the mobo is x8/x8 in SLi), so I'd like to spend somewhere between $150-$225 on a single card for now.

Does anyone have a suggestion as to manufacturer, memory clock, core clock, stream processors, etc.? I don't have a specific resolution "need"... I'd simply like something stable at medium/high settings for now. Thanks in advance for your suggestions.

New SB PC:
CPU: i5-2500k
Mobo: ASRock P67 Extreme4
PSU: XIGMATEK 700W ATX12V v2.3 SLI/CrossFire Ready 80+ Bronze Cert
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (PC3 12800) Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBXL
Case: RAIDMAX SMILODON ATX-612WB ATX Mid Tower Foldout or Ultra X-Blaster ATX Mid-Tower Case (I own both cases and component size will dictate which I eventually use).
Monitor: Sony Bravia 32" 1080p HDTV


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January 24, 2011 2:10:00 AM

i'd recommend you either this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- PNY XLR8 GeForce GTX 460 1GB @ 765mhz/1530mhz: $190 (before mir)

or this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- MSI Hawk GeForce GTX 460 1GB @ 780mhz/1560mhz: $200 (before mir)

both cards are factory overclocked (standard is: 675mhz/1350mhz)
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January 31, 2011 5:44:56 AM

Thank you for the recommendations; I ordered the MSI Hawk, but I put an accidental typo in my billing address, so the order didn't process. I didn't realize it hadn't shipped until a few days ago, so I upped my budget and grabbed the Palit Sonic GTX 560 Ti. Can't wait to try it out. Thanks again for the help!
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January 31, 2011 5:45:09 AM

Best answer selected by capitalistpigskin.
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January 31, 2011 1:14:16 PM

good stuff... that's an awesome video card..!
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