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  1. Boneface

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    Well im bored again so im thinking of trading in board for pro version and my vaporx 5870 for 2 460s. Ive looked at benches and the 768 version still kicks my 5870 in the ass in sli, i game on 22inch at 1920x1080, so im wondering if the the 768 version will be good enough, ill have to dish out 175 after trade in or another 225 for the 1gigs.

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    Or would this board be good and OC well http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=54097&vpn=P55A-G55&manufacture=MSI/MicroStar
     
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    More memory is never bad if you can afford it.
     
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    Well trying to dish out as little cash as possible
     
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    More memory would be much more beneficial to you since you're gaming at 1080 (though any screen under 24" that supports 1080 is kind of a waste since the difference over 1680x1050 and 1920x1080 on that small of a screen is hard to tell apart).

    You could get by with the 768mb version, but the lower memory could hinder you a bit on the more demanding games.

    Now, if you're going to run in SLI, then that changes things. Sure the 1GB versions would give you that extra 5-10% boost in performance, but that really won't make or break a thing for you since most games will easily hit that 45fps or higher mark. An extra 2 to maybe 15fps for getting the 1GB cards won't really make much of a difference. At least in my opinion.

    If you can afford to get the 1GB cards, do it. But if the cash flow is too tough to stretch like that, you'd get by just as well on the 768MB cards.
     
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    best price performance is 768 mb. if you can spare the cash get the 1 gb version
    unless you run 2560x1600 the missing memory wont make a lot of a difference. check my reviews
     
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    Just a quick advice.

    Don't get the EVGA EE version, everyone is complaining about the noisy fan, I've it and it sound like a jet engine.

    I wonder how it's gonna sound once I install the second GTX460 :(
     
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    Its going to be ASUS. One other question my computer guys says that i can cf my 5870 with a 5770 is it possible?
     
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    not possible
     
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    Thats what i thought lol
     
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    So any thoughts on that msi board?
     
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    I tried looking up some reviews on that board, but I haven't found anything useful - other than a few consumer postings on their experiences.
     
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    Same here, nothing about it anywhere! thanks anyway
     
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    LOL sorry need to confirm, is this a good idea, 2 460s instead of my 5870, ordering today so just want to make sure

    thanks
     
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    to 460's in sli

    will be a good purchase

    768 or 1gb

    just dont get the evga EE cards because they sounds like jet engines

    your good to go.
     
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    Be glad they messed up, great cards :) Although I hear the don't like to be SLId, messes up airflow :/
     
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    WELL so far one is great in bc2 cant wait to see what the other does with it, when i get the board!
     
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    Boneface, is that 768mb or 1GB versions? :p

    *EDIT* i think the boxes say 768mb not sure, since it's really out of sync o.o *EDIT*
     
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    LOL sorry 768!
     
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    I have been reading many reviews and the one that is recommended is the 1giger
     
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    I'm rocking a single 460, and as others have mentioned any extreme res you will not notice a difference.

    First time I saw your thread regarding the board purchase, You did well!! At that price it's either that or an Asrock P55 Extreme3.
     
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    LOL my store wouldnt let me get an Asrock even if i wanted to! Im getting minor stuttering in games though so not sure what it is
     
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    Its hard to find a review that mentions that ASUS cooler. It looks to be the same one they've used on the HD 5830 and HD 5850. I know every BIOS will have a different fan profile, but I wonder if we can extrapolate the fan noise by reading reviews of those two cards?
     

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