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hmm... so 768mb faster for CC folding but less useful when I'm using it for editing, encoding, or gaming... Hmm I guess I should get the SE So I can do another monitor later for my cinematography degree >v< in a year or so.
Of course, those problems I mentioned are if you're gaming. In editing or encoding you could use it at 2560x1600 if you want and you won't have problems.
    
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Oh well lol hmm... now it's a question of wait and brand...
The zodac SE was kinda nice since it had two full HDMI ports and the two DVI ports.
     
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Oh well lol hmm... now it's a question of wait and brand...
The zodac SE was kinda nice since it had two full HDMI ports and the two DVI ports.
Yeah, but you won't be able to use all of them to begin with. It's limited to driving two displays only, so as far as that goes it's the same. Also, most of the 460 768MB's come with two DVI and one HDMI. Since you're into encoding and editing plus gaming, it makes sense for what you do. If you need to drive two monitors at high resolution, you can do it using the DVI ports. For gaming you can use the HDMI. But again, you can only drive two displays simultaneously.
    
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I just liked the two full hdmi so I didn't need to use an adapter. My TV only has a VGA, 2 Composites, RCA, and 4 HDMI connections and the only cable I have thats good enough or long enough is my 12ft HDMI cable. I knew it was limited to two.
The EVGA SE is the instant gratification way (for CC) I suppose lol both nearby stores carry them...

however...
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I just liked the two full hdmi so I didn't need to use an adapter. My TV only has a VGA, 2 Composites, RCA, and 4 HDMI connections and the only cable I have thats good enough or long enough is my 12ft HDMI cable. I knew it was limited to two.
Well, it's your decision. But I'd rather get much higher folding performance and a bit more gaming performance. The card comes with the adapter, if you get the new one (non open box version). For $125 inc. shipping without rebates you can get an ASUS GTX 460 768MB open box, so that's definitely worth a look.
    
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So...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121390 ? It's pretty much the same with the rebates idc how I save the money just that I do...

Know if this one comes with the adapter or if that cord is supposed to be a mini hdmi cable lol?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-058-_-Product

How well do those EVGA's OC?
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That galaxy looks to come with a mini to full size HDMI cable but it is likely only 6ft. I don't know if what I said earlier was clear enough but I would go with the 768mb over the SE in 98% of all situations and I really love VRAM so that's saying a lot. Ideally you would be able to afford the real 460 1Gb but the 768Mb is a better compromise than the SE IMO.
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That's what I figured too.
Anyone else wanna weigh in on brands? Overclockability?
     
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That's what I figured too.
Anyone else wanna weigh in on brands? Overclockability?
The ASUS card has a VERY good cooler, and seems to be the most popular. As for over-clocks, they 460 SE and the 768MB over-clock the same. You're pretty much guaranteed to get 850MHz on the Core on both, and 900MHz if you over-volt. As for the Memory, they over-clock to around 4GHz, up from the stock 3.4GHz.
    
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So the ASUS card anyone say anything different?
     
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