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$150> Video Card for new build

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May 30, 2012 12:48:27 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Tonight

BUDGET RANGE: $125 after rebates

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming [Diablo 3, SC2, TF2, Portal 2], Watching movies

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: None, new build. Please refer to this thread for my current set up:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/348177-31-gaming-mach...

Copied for y'all:
Case: ZALMAN Z11 Plus Black Steel
Processor: Intel Ivy Bridge i5-3570K
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H
Power Supply: OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz
HDD: OCZ Agility 3 60GB SSD
HDD2: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 5900RPM HDD


PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Amazon.com, Newegg.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: Only Nvidia

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Must be able to run Diablo 3 and above listed games at Ultra, all settings on highest possible.

Hey everyone I am trying to pick a video card for my build. I want to pick this MSI card that I found, but I am worried about the brand and its well reliability. Can someone help me pick which card is better, and offer any suggestions?

EVGA GeForce GTX 460 SuperClocked

http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-SuperClocked-miniHDMI-Graphi...


MSI N460GTX-M2D1GD5/OC2 GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

From what I see, its just that the EVGA is overclocked and I feel that is something I can do on the MSI out of the box. I am just worried about the MSI's quality compared to EVGA. Any help?

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a c 92 U Graphics card
May 30, 2012 12:55:18 AM

I'd recomend AMD at that price range but given that you want nvidia then the 460 is the best you can get.
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May 30, 2012 12:59:50 AM

Well lets put it like this. I have always been loyal to Nvidia cause they always worked. Almost everyone that I know who has a Radeon complains about it after the first year. To this day, all my Nvidia's have worked flawlessly and even got some extra life out of my last one by OC it until it died out.

That being said, if performance is just a no brainer I am for AMD, but if you had to pick one of the above 460's which would you pick? Thanks!

Thanks everyone else for reading too, I am looking to place the order for a card in the next 2 hours so it gets here by Friday!
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a c 92 U Graphics card
May 30, 2012 1:05:55 AM

the msi one looks better and is also cheaper.

Im sure you can OC them both beyond the listed clocks so I'd get the one with 2 fans.
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June 9, 2012 12:25:41 AM

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