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April 1, 2011 11:17:33 PM

So im going to be upgrading my gt 430 (piece of junk) to another card, but my choices are a 550 ti and a 460 (with 768 memory) (these are the 2 that id like to pick from please dont offer advice for an ati card, i'm getting an SLI mobo soon too)

so the games i play are starcraft 2 and wow, but i plan on getting BF 3 portal and crysis 2 the problem with the cards is basically memory, will the below average 768 cut it for the better games? or am i looking at a bad set of cards? my budget is $150 and my PSU would be 800w

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April 1, 2011 11:36:06 PM

it depends on your resolution, but you will be able to run SC2 and WOW perfectly fine with a gtx 460 768mb, which imo is the superior graphics card. But with those cards, BF 3 and crysis 2 will not run as you might like.
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April 2, 2011 12:41:27 AM

so are there any other cards that would work well for around $150, i might be able to get it up to 180
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April 2, 2011 1:15:27 AM

What is your screen resolution?
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April 2, 2011 1:33:27 AM

mortdread said:
so are there any other cards that would work well for around $150, i might be able to get it up to 180



6850 is far better than those cards and in the 150 price rage
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April 2, 2011 1:48:54 AM

try reading the full post, im not taking an ati card because i ordered an sli mobo, so a later upgrade would cost more
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April 2, 2011 1:51:51 AM

soloby said:
What is your screen resolution?

should have posted this before... 1920 by 1080
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April 2, 2011 2:05:51 AM

With your budget of ~$180, get the GTX 460 1GB version.

@ 1080p some people might say it's a questionable call, but I believe 1gb is such a superior card over the little brother.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
($180 after MIR)

With this card (my card :D ), you can EASILY overclock it to 900 mhz core clock and probably more

I have it @900/1800/2000 and it idles around 38c and maxes around 80c, which is some great temps since these cards can go up to 105c

I was skeptical of the EE version at first but now I must say I am very happy with my decision, and I hope I gave you some viable options!
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April 2, 2011 2:16:51 AM

soloby said:
With your budget of ~$180, get the GTX 460 1GB version.

@ 1080p some people might say it's a questionable call, but I believe 1gb is such a superior card over the little brother.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
($180 after MIR)

With this card (my card :D ), you can EASILY overclock it to 900 mhz core clock and probably more

I have it @900/1800/2000 and it idles around 38c and maxes around 80c, which is some great temps since these cards can go up to 105c

I was skeptical of the EE version at first but now I must say I am very happy with my decision, and I hope I gave you some viable options!

well never though about actually using the mail in rebate, good idea thanks, ill be getting one of those and soon... a second!
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April 2, 2011 2:17:00 AM

Best answer selected by Mortdread.
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April 3, 2011 1:05:23 AM

mortdread said:
try reading the full post, im not taking an ati card because i ordered an sli mobo, so a later upgrade would cost more


sorry about that, if you were planning sli those cards are really not worth it.
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April 3, 2011 1:25:23 AM

I have a gtx 460 768mb and has been working great for me... on my 1600x900 monitor. When i try playing on my 1080p television it takes a big performance hit and I really regret not paying that extra $30 to get the 1gb version.
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