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i can't decide which brand gt 520 to choose. there's gigabyte, club 3d and msi.

club 3d and msi have almost the same price while the gigabyte one is a bit more expensive. right now im leaning towards msi. which one should i get?
there are also a couple of gt520's without fans but i don't have much airflow in my case so getting a passive cooled one would be bad imo.
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I like msi because of there cooling on bigger cards. On those the cooling isn't really going to matter alot. But out of those, Id go Gigabyte. They make good cards, plus that one is faster than the other two.
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Just by looking at your links I would say go with the Gigabyte - highest clock speed.

The only problem is it looks like it has the smallest, and therefore probably noisiest, fan.
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I like msi because of there cooling on bigger cards. But out of those, Id go Gigabyte. They make good cards, plus that one is faster than the other two.
You're right about MSI's cooling on the bigger cards. Fantastic.
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Gigabyte has the highest clock but its 830MHz is only marginally faster than the other 2's 810MHz.

Price-wise, Gigabyte sells at 163.5 Litas (US$67) vs MSI's 147 Litas (US$60). US$7 is not a lot of money but 20 more MHz is also quite irrelevant.

So, I suggest the MSI's.
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thanks guys. ill probably take the msi one since i care about the noise more than the clock speed. even tho the gigabyte is probably higher binned im pretty sure i can oc the msi card to 830 or more.
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post #7 of 7
but the fact is that if you get an OC one, it's equal to getting a constitution better one, so you can OC by yourself much much higher, but MSI one cannot guarantee to OC the highest clock.
the price difference between these two cards seems really little so the best choice must be getting the GIGABYTE one.
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