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  1. joeyck New Member

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    Well my last GTX 460 1GB from MSI stopped working on me literally... the fans stop, and the card made a crunching noise and poof ^_^ by baby...

    well now I got yet another RMA from new egg and I absolutly loooovvedd my 460 (when it was alive... lol)

    so I am going to buy a EVGA, just to try it out (heard a lot of good from them as well)

    so I looked up to very nicely priced GTX 460's.. however... I am completely baffled as to why one is lower then the other... this is what I am seeing :

    GTX 460 SSC+

    this is 10$ lower with a longer warranty and a mich higher OC

    and this is 10 more with a lesser warranty and a reference clocks... : GTX 460 Reference

    WHY!?!?!? they both offer game, and the same accessories am I missing something?
     
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    Newegg doesn't always price thier merchandise accordingly. That's about it.

    *You sure do go through a lot of GPU's. :ohwell:
     
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    :laugh::laugh::laugh:

    You can say that one again ^_^

    I'm going to buy this as soon as possible before new egg changes the dam prices
     
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    What you're seeing is PROBABLY more stock of one card so they are priced to move. Will admit, I love my EVGA 768MB reference card. :) IIRC, mine was pre-flashed with the FPB bios, didn't make a difference as it had got bios modded 2 weeks after I got it.

    EDIT:

    Oh before you get it, another option if you can find one in your price range is the HD6870(highly doubt though) if you want to go red camp for a while.
     
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    cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    for $200 you can get a GTX470 or GTX560 Ti why get another slower 460?
     
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    200$?? where?!?!

    and I will never go red again I had a nightmare with those people...
     
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    LOL...

    **devil's advocate role** Why get either when the gtx460 can just be overclocked to match their performance?


    .... Sorry C, had to say it. :respect:
     
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    Recertified: PNY RVCGGTX470XXB GeForce GTX 470 (Fe...

    thats the card i have right now stock cooler is pushing great clocks

    because the 460 CANNOT beat an overclocked 470 OR 560
     
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    Lol, I can easily over clock a 470 or 560 but my god where can I find a 200$ 470 / 560 link me plz!

    I saw that, but its used oO

    also it comes with a 90 day warranty that is a major bet your taking on the card being 100% in working order, what if it brakes after 90days? :(
     
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    its a recert which means it tested good as new its looks new as well when you get it no smudges or fingerprints. they do go back to PNY

    [​IMG]

    clocks great just BTW the fan ticks a day or so then goes away.

    90 days is plenty i loaded the GPU 100% for a bit to make sure in furmark if it doesn't die in the first few days it wont die in 3 months
     
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    Even if its Recertified, grab an aftermarket cooler and you should be set.
     
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    it looks really appealing but am fearful of its non existent warranty
     
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    mines about a month old and games perfectly still
     
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    right below the card is a recert warranty plan for $19.99/1 year and $39.99/2 year
     
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    the gtx 470 would be very viable but I game at 1368x768 = 1200MB of VRAM? and the TI isn't that much bttr then a 460 same for the 470, would it really matter at my resolution?

    I also would like to state that I probably wont replace monitors for another 3 years.. i hate buying monitors...
     
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    1366x768!? @ That res you would be fine even with a HD5770, anything stronger than that add some AA.
     
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    Just for a comparison, I game at 1920x1200 and I play BFBC2 and bulletstorm at completely maxed settings and I still get anywhere from 40-70 fps with a GTX 285. (BFBC2 has an AF option that is also set at 16)
     
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    Well the only 470 i could get is the PNY one, but will the 1GB 460 SSC+ suffice for the life of my monitor (which i hate buying new monitors, or should I take a chance and get a the 470?)
     
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    love mine enough that i have a cooler on the way for it so it will last longer
     
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    well u do game at 1080p hmm... this is tempting... but idk.. re-certified hmmm..
     
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    I seriously need to get myself banned from here lol just deciding my upgrades because of all the awesome people and their kickin upgrade plans make me do so much extra work lol xD

    Im getting a EVGA SSC+ GTX 460 and a new gaming mouse... I WILL not buy a new monitor any time soon, so the 1280MB will probably never get seen... or 100% used... I only play COD4, BC2 and MW2... I don't think a 460 would have a single hick up, especially after a decent OC (it comes heavily OC'd any ways).
     

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