Which graphics card should I get?

I have an Athlon II 635 Propus quad 2.9 ghz processor with 4 gb of ram and a 700 watt power supply. Which Nvidia graphics card should I get in the 150 dollar price range? I was told 550 ti, but I heard not so good things about them. I have been looking at the 460 but I dunno.
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  1. Hi
    I don't know why you want to choose only Nvidia and it doesn't really matter but, I would suggest taking a read of this to check your options... http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-performance-radeon-geforce,3018.html

    But in your price range go for the GTX 460... or if your quick and you don't mind spending a couple extra $$ for huge performance check out this GTX 560 $164 after rebate

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500206

    Then Overclock wichever one you get and really get your monies worth.. :)

    Have fun with it!
  2. funguseater said:
    Hi
    I don't know why you want to choose only Nvidia and it doesn't really matter but, I would suggest taking a read of this to check your options... http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-performance-radeon-geforce,3018.html

    But in your price range go for the GTX 460... or if your quick and you don't mind spending a couple extra $$ for huge performance check out this GTX 560 $164 after rebate

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500206

    Then Overclock wichever one you get and really get your monies worth.. :)

    Have fun with it!


    I asked in another post whether to go with Nvidia or ATI and the people who responded with Nvidia cause originally I was looking at the Radeon 6790. The reason I was looking for a new card in the first place is my GTS 250 is messed up and I wanted an upgrade from that. One guy on the other post suggested the 550 ti but after reading about it I wasn't sure.
  3. The only decent nvidia card falls in ur price range is GTX460 & u have heard right a 550 ti is better than its last gen.. rival(GTS450) but is overpriced.

    Radeon 6790 is also a good card & will outperform 550 ti at equal cost.
    Dont mind but i will suggest u to thinkover AMD again since for that price range u can get HD6850 which proves itself better than GTX460 (theoritically).
  4. dont listen to the ati vs nvidia wars that get started here, just go with the best bang for buck; the 6790 seems to be what you need atm
  5. Well looking at ATI now I have to ask what is the best brand from experience and also does anyone have a warranty like EVGA does for Nvidia? I want to be covered no matter what I know EVGA lets you overclock and if it messes up it's still covered, does ATI have that from anyone?
  6. MSi has a good warranty; I believe they wont cover it if you fry it with voltage; best know what your doing before you up voltage anyway
  7. For the price a GTX 460 or Radeon 6790 is better.

    Galaxy 60XGH6HS3HML GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) GC Version 1GB $139.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162055

    You can get a 768mb version for a few bucks less (about 99.99 with a rebate) but the 1GB version is worth it. The 6850 is also an option in that range.
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