Hello I am looking for a new graphics card. I am going to buy one for my dad.
BUDGET: I have a budget of around 340$ BEFORE rebates.
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: I want to buy this before October 13 since this is his birthday.
USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST: I don't know what he uses his GTX 460 for but what I do know is that he likes to benchmark his computer and have high end things.
RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: Right now he has what I believe is an Antec HCG 650. He runs what I believe is a Core 2 Quad Q9500 and Kingston HyperX memory (don't know what speeds and timing). He says he will upgrade to Haswell next year so if a card gets bottlenecked by the Q9500 it doesn't really matter. He uses an Antec Solo 1 I believe so heat may be an issue but I highly doubt it.
PREFERRED WEBSITES: I prefer Fry's, Microcenter, and Newegg since I can just do instore pickup there or in the case of Newegg, I can do Will Call.
PARTS PREFERENCES: I think he prefers Nvidia.
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe but probably not.
MONITOR RES: 1920x1080
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I want to get him a card from a good brand with a good warranty. I am also not sure about Kepler because of its limited memory bandwith.
You didn't specify the motherboard if he does have a PCI-e 2.0 or 3.0 slot then I recommend the GTX 670. It's a great graphics card with alot of power. It's right in your budget ( depending on where you buy it from, newegg has them from 399. ) They have 20 - 30 rebates with a free copy of botherlands 2. NCIX has them from 344. http://www.ncix.ca/products/?sku=71127&vpn=67NPH6DV5ZVX... It really depends on where you look. But that card will have enough power for any modern game at high setting. On something like 1366x768.