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Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by DrPepper, Nov 13, 2010.

  1. DrPepper

    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    Alright I've been saving up for ages for a gpu and I have around £200ish

    I'd like to get an GTX series card but I'd be open to other options. I haven't been keeping up to date with GPU performance.

    Would I be better getting:

    2 x GTX460's
    1 x GTX470

    The only games that I play that I can't max out are Arma 2 and FSX. I'm wondering if it is even worth it at this time.

    Opinions are welcome.
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    Wrigleyvillain PTFO or GTFO

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    You only have a 650 watt PSU? I say 460's.
  3. DrPepper

    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    Shit I forgot about that.

    Right I'd probably upgrade that in the next few weeks as well to a 750w Corsair. I'm going to bed but I'l be back soon.
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    There's a good deal on Newegg, some 235$ or Euro I guess, on GTX470 Twin Frozr check it out.
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    he lives in Scotland, newegg dont do international ;)
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    wolf Performance Enthusiast

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    two GTX460's hands down, stock they'll run circles around a GTX480, and pobbly equal a GTX580. that's all before overclocking.
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    I would even start on a single 460. Start overclocking it well, and check what results you get. After that, if the performances aren't enough, I'll go for a second card in sli. Many times a single 460 overclocked gets or even passes a 470 stock performance.

    Go for good quality non-reference boards, like msi or gigabyte, add some airflow inside the case and start pushing those beasts :)
  9. DrPepper

    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    Hey guys I ordered a EVGA GTX470. I'm going to get a better PSU next and then a second GTX470. I then plan on upgrading my sound system and finally build myself a new desk. Hopefully it doesn't need to be a custom one because I don't need the knowledge. Anyway when this card come's tomorrow I will be overclocking it and benchmarking it for you guys.
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    nice u get the 470, so far nvidia performs kinda little bit better on fermi than before. But u need to check ur psu and compability with the board and processor in order to avoid bottle neck that could degradable ur system performance
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    I would actually get the Gigabyte GTX470 SOC (super over clock) edition. It's worlds better then any other GTX470.
  12. DrPepper

    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    Well I didn't really want to spend more than £200 so I got an EVGA version that will hopefully OC decently. I thought for a minute I had bought the superclocked edition which was £15 more for an extra 12mhz on the core clock :eek::shadedshu
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    should be a nice card for ya, plenty of an upgrade from a 4890. paired with the rest of your system you should ahve one solid rig for the moment.
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    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    Ok guys I've been oc'ing and working so I've not had much time. Results were far better than expected. I bios flashed the Voltage to 1.1 to make it perfectly stable. I don't know what the safest voltage is but temps are too high as it is. Also I have a problem with unigine because even if I up the clock speed to 850mhz I see absolutely no FPS increase in this program.

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    I know the architecture is only a touch different from a 460 but I myself wouldn't push past 1.1v, expecially if you're getting blistering temps.

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