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Which GTX 460 maker for my new build?

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Hi all, I looking for a good looking video card for my new build. I will be doing mostly video editing and rendering from my 1080p HD camera. I need the card to look good through the case window, high quality finish. So far from pics on line and I like the Asus and MSI Hawk cards as they have the plate in the front side that covers the top of the board a bit and the boards themselves are black, to match my new Giga black board I am buying, and I like the round heat sink tubes as well.

I see a lot of people on here also have the EVGA boards, how are they? they look simpler with plastic cover covering the brains of the card. I am thinking of also doing a custom stainless cooler for the video to match the CPU air cooler I will be getting if I go Asus route, if MSI, it already has 2 fans and a nice metal plate to cover the board. I might do SLI and get another card down the road. What do you guys think as far as manufactures, their support, and warranties? Which one to go with? I see not a lot of people go Asus route, more go MSI, and most go EVGA from pics I have seen on threads showing their rigs. Also. I am going with Corsair Enthusiast 650w PSU, would that be enough to SLI later on the road these 2 GTX 460s?
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Intel SB 2500K OC @ 4.5Ghz GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 (F4) MSI Hawk GTX460 1GB G.SKILL Ripjaws 8GB DDR3-1600 (PC3 12800) 
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Intel SB 2500K OC @ 4.5Ghz GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 (F4) MSI Hawk GTX460 1GB G.SKILL Ripjaws 8GB DDR3-1600 (PC3 12800) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial 64GB SSD//WD Black 1TB HDD Sony DVDRW Win 7 Ultimate Samsung SyncMaster 2053BW 
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XFX 650w Modular CM 690II Advanced 
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evga is the standard reference design

msi has teh cyclone which is NOT reference cooler but pcb is same
they also have the hawk or w/e its called and that cools better, and can get higher clock, but a bit longer due to non reference

evga on some has a lifetime, some has 10 years

others come with 3 years i think
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Dominators GT Red 3x2gb 7-7-7-20 G.Skill Pheonix Pro 120gb WD1002FAEX 1tb ASUS 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Thermaltake Venomous X Black Windows 7 Professional Dell U2311H Filco 104 Brown 
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Seasonic X750 Lian Li A05NB Powdercoated/Modded Logitech G500 Razer Sphex 
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