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Asus 768Mb is my vote.
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The contender's
(Most affordable parent's more likely to take the hit and gift it to me I wouldn't hesitate if I didn't already know about EVGA's cooling and track record with the 6 450 SC's I had since january)
http://www.compusa.com/applications/...88427&CatId=28
(better cooling? Upon closer inspection no mini-hdmi adapter I already have the two they include)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121390
Edited by phazer11 - 5/6/11 at 8:28pm
     
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Edit: so... EVGA I guess? besides cooling they're the same right? how much better is the cooling? My EVGA 450 SC folded at about 30 something C? does anyone see a mini-hdmi adapter I'm missing?
     
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Edit: so... EVGA I guess? besides cooling they're the same right? how much better is the cooling? My EVGA 450 SC folded at about 30 something C? does anyone see a mini-hdmi adapter I'm missing?
Yeah, go for the EVGA if you prefer them. I checked the temps. and they're exactly the same for both. Kinda feel bad about the fact ASUS is touting better cooling over reference, which is not true.
    
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post #25 of 42
The Asus has a DVI to full size HDMI adpater included that will let you use the HDMI cable you already have. It's been a while since I have seen if that Asus cooler is better than reference or by how much but what I do know is that if you plan on overvolting either card then the Asus does have VRM cooling whereas the EVGA does not. I know personally I would go Asus, but unless you are overvolting there shouldn't be very much differentiating these cards.
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post #26 of 42
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I have a DVI to HDMI adapter already which is what I'm using but the quality seems degraded and washed out compared to the full-hdmi I had on my old xfx 750a sli board (hence wanting the EVGA for the 10 dollar adapter) overvoltage... I probably wouldn't be that adventurous but if I was I'd probably use a waterblock anyways... by then.
But I'm really torn I really am upset with EVGA. If only I had a 10 newegg coupon.
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I have a DVI to HDMI adapter already which is what I'm using but the quality seems degraded and washed out compared to the full-hdmi I had on my old xfx 750a sli board (hence wanting the EVGA for the 10 dollar adapter) overvoltage... I probably wouldn't be that adventurous but if I was I'd probably use a waterblock anyways... by then.
But I'm really torn I really am upset with EVGA
If you like EVGA just get that card. It comes with a mini-HDMI to HDMI adapter.
    
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post #28 of 42
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Well I don't exactly like them in fact I'm mad at them right now.
How much of a difference do you think that VRM cooling on the ASUS will have on an overvolt?
     
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post #29 of 42
Well the VRM heatsinks will allow you to be stable at higher voltages, which will help you get the max out of the core, but the core itself will still be dependent on luck of the draw in how good your particular one is. Without VRM sinks though what I have seen happen sometimes is people will get a decent overclock at stock volts, but then they can't get any more MHz even with max volts because the VRMs are overheating. That doesn't happen very often, most often you will see something like a card not being able to take more than 1.063v without VRM sinks but with them it could take maybe 1.1v, those numbers aren't exact just an example but you get the idea. Basically if you are looking for the max OC that your chip can do then you will want to get VRM sinks or you may end up wishing you had them later.
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post #30 of 42
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Well I probably don't need the ASUS then... I don't wanna push my luck I'll probably stick with stock volts
Would you look at best buy and recommend one please? I can sometimes get employee pricing there I'm going to make some calls tomorrow.
I can get the galaxy the nvidia or the PNY in the store but I wouldn't mind ordering I guess depends on if they could still do the employee price.
Almost forgot the $30 mail-in should apply to bestbuy as well.

Edited by phazer11 - 5/6/11 at 11:26pm
     
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