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I need help choosing a new graphics card please!

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July 23, 2011 1:17:10 AM

Hey my graphics card just died, and i am in need of a new card. I am on a budget so i need a card for under $150 if possible. I use it for gamming so the best performance/reliability would be great. My system is the following:
NForce 680i SLI
2-500GB HDs Raid 0
750w Thermaltake PSO
Windows 7
my old card was a NVidia 8800 GTS OC
Does anyone have any suggestions for me?

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a c 376 U Graphics card
July 23, 2011 8:14:59 PM

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I think the 465 would be a better buy in this case, although it is a more crippled chip than the 460 and consumes more power, it does deliver a sort of performance not found in any other cards in that price range.
The GTX 460 I linked is actually $13 cheaper after the promo code and the rebate. Much better cooling as well even if it has less need for it. Can likely overclock more than 200mhz/30%. Definitely the better card and better deal IMO.
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July 28, 2011 5:50:34 PM

ok thans guys! another question, what would be better:
purchasing the EVGA 01G-P3-1373-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Superclocked EE 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card as seen on newegg.com
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buying 2 EVGA NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS from ebay such as the one following and runnign them in SLI mode?
http://cgi.ebay.com/Brand-New-inno3D-8800GTS-320MB-DDR3...
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a c 376 U Graphics card
July 28, 2011 10:24:52 PM

Yeah, you shouldn't even be considering 320mb 8800GTSs and that's a terrible price for them anyway.
Is there a reason for that particular GTX 460? Seems a bit pricey.
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July 29, 2011 3:16:20 AM

Thats what i figured just wanted to check. thanks.
I was looking at that GTX 460 because it was only about $15 more than the standard GTX 460 and it was listed with a better processor speed and such. And with the rebate it is still about in my price range. What do you think, worth it?
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a b U Graphics card
July 29, 2011 7:06:47 AM

I would go for the EVGA GTX for $140 - because I think it is a better brands - but ASUS is good too. With EVGA you also get a free copy of Photoshop Elements.

You can find more information about brand differences at upgradevidocards.com:

http://www.upgradevideocards.com/brands.html
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