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I need to order this in the next couple days... Please help me figure out what GPU to get for my planned upgrade :)

I have a $200 budget BEFORE rebates, best if it's from Newegg.ca, because I will be getting other things there and shipping will be combined.

I was thinking either;

$209.99 EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1463-KR GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130664

or

$189.99 EVGA 01G-P3-1373-AR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Superclocked EE 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130568

...I'm really open to any suggestions, it will be replacing my GeForce 9300 GE. I want something that's not going to be ancient in a year :D One more question: Do I need to be worried about my motherboard supporting it? Or should it be fine?

CPU: 2.20GHz AMD Phenom 9550 Quad-Core
MB: PEGATRON CORPORATION VIOLET 3.02
GFX: NVIDIA GeForce 9300GE (256MB Dedicated)
Dual monitors, card must support at least (1) HDMI and (1) VGA or DVI

And I'll probably choose the 500W APEX ATX12V ($49.99) to replace my current PSU to support a second HD and this new GPU.

Thanks!
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  1. Apex suck stick with either antec or corsair. A bad psu can destroy every other part in your computer so it's your choice . http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371031
    Also what resolution are you gonna be playing at? A 560 would be good for anything at 1080p.
    2.0 cards will be fully compatible with 1.x slots ; this is not the case for 2.1 cards ,which most amd cards are in the 5000/6000 series so you should be fine.
  2. How about this guy? http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027

    1920*1080 resolution.

    Thanks for the above reply!

    Edit... The only issue is that kills my already over budget... It brings the total to $396.00. My goal was $300 for a HD/GPU(that wont be extinct in a year or two)/PSU. I stretched it to $370, but I don't know if I can do $400. :/
  3. Should be ok on the 500w corsair if you can't go that far.
    The 560 should be good for that resolution.
  4. then go with the 460 AND sink the saved 20 into a better psu
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027
  5. I found this:

    http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=56787&promoid=1337

    $74.79 (w/shipping & taxes)
    -20.00 rebate

    $54.79

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    So, would you say it's worth the extra $ for the GTX 560 over the GTX 460? And just to be certain, it *would* work with my motherboard and I won't have any compatibility problems? Do you think there's a better card I can get "bang-for-my-buck" wise?

    Thanks!


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    There's also this one: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130604
    EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

    $229.99
    -25.00 rebate

    = $5 more then the regular 560 (the $209.99 one I posted) after rebates
  6. Best answer
    2.0 cards will be fully compatible with 1.x slots.
    A 560 is the best bang for the buck at that range and will work on your mobo for sure. The ti is better than a regular 560 so go for it if you want to. Psu should be fine to if you can find a slighly better deal than go for it as long it is a good brand.
  7. Is there a HUGE (worth the $5) difference between the Regular/TI 560?

    "2 x 6 Pin" is the same as "2 x PCIe" right?

    Thanks for your input, and I've been focusing mainly on Nvidia cards -- think that's one of the best brands right now?
  8. absolutely get the Ti

    yes its a pcie

    and yes nvidia is one of the best.......well there is only two companies .....so yes they're one of the best

    sorry bout the sarcazm
  9. you seem to be a fan of evga so if i were you, you were me and we were gonna do some upgrading id prolly save a few dollars and go with the 460.....you dont have a whole lota processor backing it up and i really wouldnt see the need to overmatch your system....the 460 is one of the greatest seires cards ever and is still a valid choice to this day.....you said it yourself "Edit... The only issue is that kills my already over budget... "
    it still will be a great upgrade

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130571
  10. LOL, I know there's only two -.- I was thinking PSU when I wrote that... I meant GPU.

    should've been: "think it's the best brand right now?"

    That would only save me $15ish... I will absolutely upgrade my processor in the near future, so it's probably worth it to get the 560ti, right?

    --

    So whaddya think--> Total Upgrade Cost: $380.63 (After Rebates, Taxes+Shipping Included)

    [Newegg.ca]
    $59.99 - WD 750GB 7200RPM 32MB Cache 6gbps
    $2.49 - OKGEAR 18" SATA 6gbps cable
    $6.99 - SYBIA anti-static strap
    $229.46 - EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB *-$25 rebate*
    [Total: $350.84 ...minus $25 rebate = $325.84 inc Tax/Ship]

    [NCIX.com]
    $59.99 - Antec High Current Gamer 520W 40A *-$20 rebate*
    [Total: $74.79 ...minus $20 rebate = $54.79 inc Tax/Ship]
  11. Yes the 560 ti is well worth it you can use it for a long time 2 years +
  12. mute20 said:
    Yes the 560 ti is well worth it you can use it for a long time 2 years +


    Ok :) Does the price for the overall upgrade sound good?

    Also, i'm still debating between these 3 HD's

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136767

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=22-148-697

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136768

    First pick is the WD 750GB 32MB cache... But I don't know :P
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