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    GTX 580 would be a nice upgrade to a GTX 460. You do not need to get the water cooled edition though...
    Save yourself some money, unless you really want a water cooled edition.
     
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    tyvm for replying no need 4 water really is the 580 a good uograde?
     
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    GTX 660 Ti is a great performer for the price...
    I guess that I am still too attached to my GTX 580"s :toast:
     
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    tyvm for replys only ever had amd 5770 card 2 days sent it back drivers was rubbish are the red team now good?
     
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    here's a 660ti within your budget if your worried about AMD

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-...hz-gddr5-gpu-941mhz-boost-1019mhz-cores-1344-

    as far as i know AMD drivers were decent last time I used them... but that was with an IGP 3200 and about a year or so ago

    Edit: the refurb you linked seems good for the price if they have a warranty for it. The biggest issue with that though would be your power supply... any saving would be negated if you had to upgrade your power supply.

    Edit 2: the GTX 660Ti has about the same power, if not exactly the same (i say about due to manufacturer overclocks) as the GTX460. So you wouldn't need to worry about a power supply upgrade if you went with a GTX 660Ti. The TDP for the 460 and 660ti are 150w, while the 580 is at a whopping 244w. The HD 7950 is about 200w TDP.
     
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    Ive been installing ontop of drivers lately and no ill effects from them have occurred. This is with a 6770 which is technically the same part as the 5770. Drivers are 12.8s. Most Amd users have been using 12.6 or 12.8s.
     
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    Definatly go for the 660ti IMO, across the board it is a little faster than the 580, at your particular resolution as much as 10 - 14% faster, plus you will get less heat and power draw..... a no brainer really. 580's still remain good and powerful cards but going from a 460 you would be foolish not to take advantage of the 660ti benefits.
     
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    The only situation I could see the 580 being the better choice would be for overclocking the shader cores for folding@home

    aside from that... 660ti is the one to get.. personally i'll probably grab the non ti version.. but only due to budget
     
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    tyvm 4 the help guys u all rock gtx660ti it is then
     

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