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Budget GPU Choice - GTX 460 or GTX 560

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December 11, 2011 10:32:26 PM

Hey all, I'm new here. Hello

I'm going to be building a budget gaming computer within the next month or so. I know what parts I will be buying for the most part, but I'm conflicted between a couple different GPUs.

First, here's what I'll be using (excluding the GPU):

Motherboard: MSI 970A-G45 AMD 9 Series AM3+

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition

RAM: Crucial Ballistix 4GB DDR3 (1333MHz)

Hard drive: Hitachi 500 GB

Optical Drive: Lite-On Internal 24x CD/DVD Drive

Power Supply: Cooler Master eXtreme 500 Watt

As for my graphics card, I'm stuck between buying a GeForce GTX 460, and a GeForce GTX 560. The problem is, I don't know if my other parts, specifically the power supply, will be able to handle the GTX 560. Also, there are quite a few different versions of each card, and I'm not entirely sure how good the quality is of the cheaper (as low as $159 w/ rebate) 560 cards. I only want to spend more than $160 on the card if the performance is significantly enhanced, and of course, it's compatible with my other parts. I want to be able to run most games, specifically Skyrim and Starcraft, on the highest detail settings. Here are my options:

460s:

- Gigabyte GV-N460OC-1GI GeForce GTX 460 Video Card - 1GB, GDDR5, OC, PCI-Express 2.0, DVI, HDMI, DirectX 11, SLI Ready $159

- EVGA 01G-P3-1372-TR GeForce GTX 460 SuperClocked Video Card - 1024MB GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0, Dual DVI, Mini-HDMI, SLI, DirectX 11 $159

- EVGA 01G-P3-1370-TR GeForce GTX 460 Video Card - 1024MB GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0, Dual DVI, Mini HDMI, SLI, DirectX 11, Fermi $179

560s:

- GIGABYTE GV-N56GOC-1GI GeForce GTX 560 OC Edition Video Card - 1GB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0 (x16), 2x 2x DVI-I, 1x Mini-HDMI, DirectX 11, Dual-Slot, SLI Ready, Overclocked $169

- Galaxy 56NGH6HS3KXZ GeForce GTX 560 Video Card - 1GB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0 (x16), 2x Dual-Link DVI-I, 1x Mini-HDMI, DirectX 11, Dual-Slot, SLI Ready $159

- EVGA 01G-P3-1460-KR GeForce GTX 560 Video Card - 1GB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0 (x16), 2x Dual-Link DVI-I, Mini-HDMI, DirectX 11, Dual-Slot, SLI Ready $179

Any suggestions?

Thanks:) 
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December 11, 2011 10:37:12 PM

The Gigabyte 560 is worth the extra $10 over the 460! EVGA the same price get the 560!
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December 11, 2011 10:44:44 PM

good 560's will OC to ~560ti levels, worth it in the long run even with out the OC
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