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Why pay for an overclock when you can do it yourself?
Usually the factory OC'ed cards have better batch chips in them. You could OC a reference card 10-15%, or OC an already higher clocked card 10-15% that you know probably has a better batch chip.
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Usually the factory OC'ed cards have better batch chips in them. You could OC a reference card 10-15%, or OC an already higher clocked card 10-15% that you know probably has a better batch chip.
There hasn't been any real evidence of binned chips in cards with minor overclocks. If you want that, you should be getting the cards that have huge OC's on them already. Like your card. Otherwise, probably not worth it. The EVGA superclocked chips, for example, only have a 25mhz overclock on them.
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They're similar clock for clock, but the 460 will generally have much better overclocking headroom. I wouldn't go with a 465 unless it unlocks.
If he isn't going to overclock the 465 would be a better card, but I don't know the quality of the Galaxy cards are, so I wouldn't be able to say much about that specific card that he posted. If he was going to overclock, yes then go with a GTX 460, the only issue being is that the 460's that everyone is recommending are refurbished/b-stock so they only give 90 days warranty.
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If he isn't going to overclock



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Hey some people don't overclock their graphics card/overclock anything at all on here, I'm sorry. :/ This is about computer hardware to.

I don't overclock my gpu because I'm scared that I will break it and then I'm screwed because I bought mine refurbished..I may in the future when I get a different card just to see how much I can push the card on stock cooling..
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