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I was going to get this Asus GTX 460 Direct CU, but then Fry's has a EVGA 460 for less. Which one is better?

Asus: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121391

EVGA: http://www.frys.com/product/6759265

I believe Newegg has the EVGA, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130570
Edited by NuclearSlurpee - 10/2/11 at 1:38pm
post #2 of 13
I would get the Asus, but it looks to be 3 slot...do you have the room/want sli? If so get teh evga.
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I would get the Asus, but it looks to be 3 slot...do you have the room/want sli? If so get teh evga.
It's 2 slot. Picture is weird but if look at the others, its 2. I probably will do SLI but maybe just a 9500GT for Physx one day.
post #4 of 13
Ok then in that case get the asus...can you find a msi TFII or Hawk? lol That would overclock better more likely.
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post #5 of 13
Get the Asus or the Hawk. Its a two slot card, and they scale amazingly in SLI.

Enough said.
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Any GTX 460 1GB will do, and you wouldn't want to overclock them past 1050mV's Core Voltage on air, anyways (just because of the heat buildup). I still have an ASUS Direct CU, a MSI Cyclone, and the PNY. Cyclone is shorter in length and quieter but no heatsink for the VRM's, the ASUS Direct CU has a heatsink for the VRM's, and the PNY has no heatsink for the VRM's and gets warmer faster. The EVGA will be much like the PNY.
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Originally Posted by El_Capitan View Post
Any GTX 460 1GB will do, and you wouldn't want to overclock them past 1050mV's Core Voltage on air, anyways (just because of the heat buildup). I still have an ASUS Direct CU, a MSI Cyclone, and the PNY. Cyclone is shorter in length and quieter but no heatsink for the VRM's, the ASUS Direct CU has a heatsink for the VRM's, and the PNY has no heatsink for the VRM's and gets warmer faster. The EVGA will be much like the PNY.
Nonsense, i used to run mine a lot higher than that. Just watch your temps. They overclock like monsters too so really take them to their limits.

The rest i agree with.
post #8 of 13
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Ok, I'll go with the Asus. I think thats one of the lowest prices for the 460 so probably a no on TFII.
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Nonsense, i used to run mine a lot higher than that. Just watch your temps. They overclock like monsters too so really take them to their limits.

The rest i agree with.
Of course. I've overclocked mine to 1212mV's with a BIOS flash and a universal GPU waterblock, one of mine going up to 1050MHz Core Clock. However, inside a not-so-good mid-tower case, a mild overclock at 1050mV's heated up even the MSI Cyclone on air pretty substantially. It really depends on how good the airflow in his case is.
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your not planning on using the 460 with your sig-rig are you?
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