I'm building a new system, and was wondering which video card will suffice or compare with the GTX 460. The computer will be mostly used for gaming, multimedia, and some software (light photoshop etc.) Also, what is your take on this new system build, anything you would have done better or different?
6850, you could go gtx 560 or 6870 for a slight upgrade. what is your budget? why must it be comparable to a gtx 460?
might upgrade the psu for some overhead, would upgrade to a 7200 hd even if you have to downgrade to 1tb. I would probably buy a 500 gb 7200 hard drive and then purchase a larger one when needed due to the high cost of hdd.
The GTX 460 is still a decent card. I have one ( overclocked to 820-1640-2000 from 675-1350-1800 stock ) and it pretty much allows me to max out the games I play at 1920 x 1080. I do not play alot of FPS style games though and this card would probably struggle a bit more with MW3/Battlefield 3 ect.
I would recommend against using a "Green " hard drive. Unless you plan on adding an SSD you would be better off with a 7200RPM performance drive like the Samsung Spinpoint F3, WD Caviar Black or Seagate Barracuda 7200.12. AMD chips like faster memory too so if you can get DDR3 1600 or faster that would help overall system responsiveness especially if you are going to overclock.
Lots of interesting stuff in the articles section. I haven't even begun to know enough to help someone else with their build. I just thought I could drop these articles for you. Let me know how it goes, we may be doing the same type of build...