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Kalgorn

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Anyone in the market for a new video card?
« on: November 06, 2010, 09:36:35 AM »
768mb Asus GTX 460 (Fermi) for $115 shipped after MIR

Best price so far on that card. Fantastic reviews. If you're interested in SLI, that MIR is good for two. You get a free HAWX game with it, too, but I don't think many people care about that.

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Re: Anyone in the market for a new video card?
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2010, 03:54:27 PM »
768mb Asus GTX 460 (Fermi) for $115 shipped after MIR

Best price so far on that card. Fantastic reviews. If you're interested in SLI, that MIR is good for two. You get a free HAWX game with it, too, but I don't think many people care about that.

That would be $129 Shipped.   if Only I had that. I would snap one up. My 4870 is have fan issues and it is starting to get on my nerves. Need another card so I can send this one in and have the cooler replaced for free.

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Re: Anyone in the market for a new video card?
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2010, 05:11:33 PM »
That would be $129 Shipped.   if Only I had that. I would snap one up. My 4870 is have fan issues and it is starting to get on my nerves. Need another card so I can send this one in and have the cooler replaced for free.

No, it's $115 shipped after you receive the money back from the MIR. I get your point though.

And I agree on the fan dealie. My 5770 is pissing me off. I will never buy another HIS video card. I had an X800 GTO from them a while back and it was a great card. This one.. not so much. Powerful, but the fan is a piece of shit.

They had a deal on a GTX 470 the other day for $205 shipped... I almost jumped on it but the price went back up to $225. That's a hell of a card. It would be pushing my PSU, but I'd be willing to try it. I'm going to keep my eye out for deals on a 1GB GTX 460 or an even better GTX 470. Buy that, use it, and send this HIS junk in for warranty fix. Then sell it.

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Re: Anyone in the market for a new video card?
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2010, 06:43:22 PM »
 I was just pointing out what Newegg was saying.

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$129.99 after mail-in rebate card

Ahh. Found it. You do have to put in coupon code.  Reading > me.  So the price looks like this.

Original Cost = $149.99
Coupon = -$15.00

Cost at newegg is $134.99 Total Shipped

Mail in rebate = $20

Total Cost after rebate is $115.00


I never really add in the whole Mail in rebate into my purchase decision really.  Sometimes you get them quick. Sometimes it can take months for it to show up, other times it never shows up.  There was a large article I read somewhere about the whole video card rebate situation. One of the major players  that pays out for the rebate was basically stealing money from the rebate account in order to purchase other stuff, leaving the rebates for the cards unable to be filled. They requested an extra 3 or 4 million dollars in order to make sure all the rebates were covered.   

Remember, the company whose card it is, is NOT the company who is sending you the check. They just pay a third party company to handle it all.

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Re: Anyone in the market for a new video card?
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2010, 07:19:33 PM »
Yeah I hear you on the rebates. I've only ever had one problem with them. They bitched about the UPC even though I know I sent them the correct one so I emailed them and basically said "I sent you the only copy of the UPC and I know it was the correct one. What do you want me to do? The box has been in the trash for months." and they sent me the rebate. :lol:

Even $135 isn't a bad price for that card, but $115 is fantastic. I'm not sure how it stacks up to my 5770 though.

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Re: Anyone in the market for a new video card?
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2010, 09:54:02 PM »
The GTX 460 is a Superior card to the 5770.  It just generally all around outperforms the other card. Some places it is a large difference, other's it is a small different.  But overall, the Nvidia card beats the ATI card in this type of heads up fight.

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Re: Anyone in the market for a new video card?
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2010, 09:05:15 AM »
Well, I think I'm going to look for a great deal on a 1GB GTX 460 and pick it up. They look to be dropping to the $160 range and should be going lower soon. A GTX 460 won't tax my PSU but it will be a step up from my 5770 and should hold me out until my next build eventually. I mean, I don't have a single problem with the 5770 that I'm aware of. Plays everything so far.

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Re: Anyone in the market for a new video card?
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2010, 06:40:09 PM »
Well, I think I'm going to look for a great deal on a 1GB GTX 460 and pick it up. They look to be dropping to the $160 range and should be going lower soon. A GTX 460 won't tax my PSU but it will be a step up from my 5770 and should hold me out until my next build eventually. I mean, I don't have a single problem with the 5770 that I'm aware of. Plays everything so far.

Yea. the 5770 works just fine for what is out there right now. As far as the 4XX series, i wonder when they will release their next series and push the prices down that much further again. Seems like AMD is pushing out quite a few new cards lately compared to nvidia.  I was looking at a Nvidia GTX 465 for a bit. the price between the two is not that much, and for some things the 465 is better (due to more Cores available). If you play the rebate game you can get a 470 for about $239.

But for the cost, if you can get 2 GTX 460's and SLI them, you would have a better card than the 470, at about the same cost.

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Re: Anyone in the market for a new video card?
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2010, 07:47:26 PM »
Well, for now, I think the 470 and dual 460s are out of the question. I can SLI with my board, but I would need to throw in a larger PSU. I have a 450W Corsair which is a fantastic unit, but it would be pushing it with a single 470 and worse with two 460s.

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Re: Anyone in the market for a new video card?
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2010, 08:39:31 PM »
Ahh good point.  Heh, I just went with a 1kW PSU and called it a day.  I probably use less than half of it on full tilt. just nice to know I have the expandability later.

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Re: Anyone in the market for a new video card?
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2010, 12:27:37 AM »
1kW PSU
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i didn't know such a PSU exists.
i've been thinking about buying the GTX460, but i'm not so sure, since placing a new harddrive into my pc, i don't think that there's enough space for that card. My other problem was that i have to buy a new PSU, since my current one is only 400W, which is, as far as i know, bottom end of the market these days :lol:

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Re: Anyone in the market for a new video card?
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2010, 08:29:02 AM »
EVGA GeForce GTX 460 768MB 192-bit GDDR5 $122.99 After coupon and rebate + Free Hawx 2 Game

Great deal on a great card. With Black Friday/Cyber Monday coming up, there may be some better deals around the corner but it's all speculation.

What are the specs on your PC? 400W will probably be fine, even with that card. Use a PSU Calculator to get a good estimate. Don't forget to put in even simple shit like fans. I just built a new PC (i5 750, 4GB RAM, 2 HDDs, Radeon HD 5770) and I run it all on a 450W PSU with plenty to spare. An upgrade to a 1GB GTX 460 is going to be my limit for now, although I need to borrow one of those Kill-A-Watt units and check how much draw I'm really using.

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