HotHardware Holiday Gift Guide 2010 - HotHardware

HotHardware Holiday Gift Guide 2010

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Even if you just purchased a new GPU 12 months ago, there's plenty of reasons to check out a new one. Just have a quick glance at recent benchmarks from the newest cards if you don't believe us. There's no denying that GPUs age mighty quickly, but there's still nothing quite as exciting as slapping a new pixel-pusher into your desktop.

GIGABYTE GV-N450-1GI GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) 1GB - $119



Fermi? Check! The GeForce GTS 450 is a potent GPU, and even at just over $100, anyone receiving this will love what it does to their FPS meter. It also comes with 1GB of dedicated memory and supports technologies including NVIDIA 3D Vision and NVIDIA PhysX.

 XFX Radeon HD 6850- $199

 

A 775MHz Radeon HD 6850 core, EyeFinity support, and loads of output options? It's all here, in a great mid-range gift option. HDMI, DVI and DisplayPort are all included, as is 1GB of video memory, DirectX 11 support and a rad enclosure.

EVGA GeForce GTX 460 Superclocked Edition - $199


336 CUDA cores, DirectX 11 support, and a mini-HDMI 1.4 output? Yep, and it's "SuperClocked" on top of all that. If your Secret Santa complains over this gem, they've got issues.

ASUS ENGTX580/2DI/1536MD5 GeForce GTX 580 - $529

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 is currently the king of single-GPU powered video cards. Asus takes NVIDIA’s already potent reference design and dials things up a notch by factory overclocking the card from the reference specs of 772MHz for the GPU and 1,544MHz for the shader cores to 782MHz and 1,564MHz, respectively (the memory clock remains 4,008MHz). Factor in support for PhyxX, CUDA, DX11 and 3D Vision alongside its killer gaming performance and the Asus ENGTX580 becomes all the more attractive.


ASUS ARES/2DIS/4GD5 Radeon HD 5870 X2 4GB - $1099



Can't leave you without a super high-end option for the SUPER special people, right? This is a killer, killer card meant only for the hardcore enthusiasts, offering 4GB of RAM, dual Radeon HD 5870 GPUs  on a single PCB, a huge fan and specs that would blow anyone's mind. Need we say more?

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>> Have you been naughty or nice?

 

Oh sure... throw that in my face.

 

I have the Samsung SyncMaster P2770 (not FH), and highly recommend it.  Even with 2ms time (same contrast ratio), I never notice ghosting or blurring.  The FH model sounds like an awesome gift.

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Very nice gift guide for sure. If I had some deeeeeeeeep pockets I would have a great time going through that list and would come up with a real kick ass Rig.

Thats terrible temptation and my birthday is DEC 24 also the BIG 55 years old I need a rich uncle or something!!! Or one good lottery ticket!

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amdcrankitup:
and my birthday is DEC 24 also the BIG 55 years old

I turned 57 today,...........


BTW: good list of bling,.....I like too much of it for my own good.

The ASUS WiCast EW2000 Wireless HD Video Transmitter and Receiver is especially tempting to me.

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Now i need to find some one with a wallet big enough to buy me those gaming desktops

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I'm actually happy that I already have several things on the list.

Something to add in, for those people like I was with six (yes SIX) remotes on my coffee table is the Logitech Harmony series of remotes.  The Harmony One for those who don't need RF, the Harmony 900 (which I picked up) for those who do.

I fell in love with the remote less than an hour after opening it.  Replaced all my remotes, actually handles all the I/O and on/off for any activities you use it for, full color touch screen.  Review it guys!

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Nice gift list really like the list. Specifically the GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD5is an awesome 1366 socket board which I have used on one rig for close to a year now with no issues at all. The NZXT Phantom and Corsair Cases are awesome, as are the headphones (of which I need a new pair of, just because I want some )). I could personally really use a flat screen monitor as well 22.5" or bigger (as it is always better) will do, just hit me up for my address when you wanna send me one.

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I want a T-rex on the front page.... that or the 27" 3d monitor...

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Der Meister:
I want a T-rex on the front page.... that or the 27" 3d monitor...

I wouldn't mind a T-Rex to keep my neighbor's dog from crapping on my lawn,............

 

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Might I add that the 40gb agility 2 is on sale and with rebate will cost you $96.  The Vertex 2 costs $84.99 after rebate.

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print- hand wifey... go shopping woman! :)

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