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    GTX 465 refurb in stock at newegg for 105.00 (chance to flash to gtx 470). 10/8/2012

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814133344

    This is by far the best deal ive seen on newegg in quite some time. A gtx 465 destroys anything else in this price range, and anything up to 150.00 bucks. On top of that you have a chance to get one of the early models with the black PCB that allows a safe, and reliable, flash to a gtx 470 (equivalent to radeon 6950 performance, higher in some games like WoW).

    Figured i would post this to alert people to a good deal in the video card market with 100 dollar budget.

    I wish i had bought an SLI motherboard, as i already have a single GTX 465 lol.

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    Not really a good deal. 465 runs hot, consumes a lot of power and is made from faulty parts that couldn't pass the test for 4xx's higher end. Add into that there's only a 90 day warranty (which is terrible considering how poorly refurb cards usually last) from a crappy card maker. Lastly, for an extra $15-20 you can get a 6850/6870/GTX 560 brand new from a much more reliable brand.
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    Ive had a GTX 465 for over a year.

    1. Highest temp ive ever seen my card is 67c (galaxy model)
    2. I own a kill-a-watt meter, ive never seen my PC draw over 350 watts from the wall, i have a 2500k and 8gb of ram.
    3. Faulty parts? Have you ever heard of part binning? With your logic no one should ever buy a gtx 570, gtx 560 448 core, gtx 670, gtx 660ti, gtx 470, radeon 6950, radeon 5850, radeon 7950. I could go on and on and on lol.
    4. In over a year ive never had a black screen or driver crash with my gtx 465, it has been the most reliable video card i have ever owned. Go look at the wow tech support forums it is littered with 500 and 600 series crashes (as well as lots of 7000 series AMD cards) and low performance numbers. GTX 400 series is rock solid.
    5. 90 days is a standard warranty for refurb products, ive only seen rare cases of longer (the gtx 480 has a 1 year warranty from EVGA for 100 bucks more).
    6. For wow perfomance the gtx 465 is faster than a 6850 or 6870 and possibly a 6950. Nvidia just runs wow better than AMD cards.

    I may be slightly bias because i own this product, because a year ago when i was debating what to buy i only got responses like yours about how bad the gtx 465 is. After a couple weeks of research i found out why the 465 got such a bad rap.

    When the gtx 465 released it was very underwhelming for the price point (it released for an MSRP of 279.99). I got my gtx 465 last august for 129.99 with no shipping/no MIR, this is when the 6850/460 were 160-170 for the cheapest models, and the gtx 560ti was around 240 dollars then. I decided to take the plunge and go for the gtx 465 and i have not regretted it at all.

    The GTX 465 is not a bad card at all, you need to look at it for what it is, and not for the bad reviews it got when it released (which were correct, it was a terrible value when it released).

    Newer does not always mean better, mostly because new products are not always as reliable as old products in reference to drivers especially. This is even more true when it comes to an older game like WoW. Go ahead and spend some time scrolling through the tech support forum over on the wow boards, you would be amazed at how many threads there are about gtx 500/600 series low performance or driver crash issues, as well as amd 7000 series. You rarely see a thread about poor gtx 400 series cards, they have stood the test of time and are truly still a sweet spot for main stream gaming at 1080p. In my eyes the gtx 500/600 series are irrelevant if you already own a 400 series, they only offer moderate gains in the majority of games out right now. People should upgrade only if they cannot play a game at the setting right below the max, and a gtx 460/465 can do that. The real upgrades will start hitting the market when the new consoles arrive, this takes the leash off the game developers because they can design games with much higher detail, and this will translate into the PC market.

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    I wouldn't ever buy a part with 90 day warranty, with a refurb I'd expect ATLEAST a year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fascinate View Post
    1. Highest temp ive ever seen my card is 67c (galaxy model)
    2. I own a kill-a-watt meter, ive never seen my PC draw over 350 watts from the wall, i have a 2500k and 8gb of ram.
    3. Faulty parts? Have you ever heard of part binning? With your logic no one should ever buy a gtx 570, gtx 560 448 core, gtx 670, gtx 660ti, gtx 470, radeon 6950, radeon 5850, radeon 7950. I could go on and on and on lol.
    4. In over a year ive never had a black screen or driver crash with my gtx 465, it has been the most reliable video card i have ever owned. Go look at the wow tech support forums it is littered with 500 and 600 series crashes (as well as lots of 7000 series AMD cards) and low performance numbers. GTX 400 series is rock solid.
    5. 90 days is a standard warranty for refurb products, ive only seen rare cases of longer (the gtx 480 has a 1 year warranty from EVGA for 100 bucks more).
    6. For wow perfomance the gtx 465 is faster than a 6850 or 6870 and possibly a 6950. Nvidia just runs wow better than AMD cards.
    1. That is high, especially if it's an aftermarket cooler.
    2. My system uses around 350W as well, but that's including a ~100W U2711 and 2x ~40W monitors, peripherals and overclocks ("idle" measurement while playing a HD video and having a plethora of software applications open, nothing too heavy though).
    3. It's a refurbished card, basically meaning it's second hand.
    4. People who don't know how to update drivers properly will experience issues, regardless of model or manufacturer.
    5. It's too short, at least in my opinion.


    Anyway, we can't have a new thread everytime someone finds a sale or a "good deal". Closing.

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