Originally Posted by BENBOBBY
Ok thanks for the advice. I think I would rather get a factory overclocked one tho - do you recommend any particular brand? The ZOTAC AMP series seem to perform well in BF3 benchmarks but are pretty pricey!
The ZOTAC AMPs are nice overclocks, they're usually higher than other stock overclocks and run pretty stable as well. I got a ZOTAC AMP GTX 460 a while back overclocked from, between 700 - 800 (not sure) to 1024 which I still use today and holds up very nicely. Only problem is that it runs loud and hot. When I push the card, with say Battlefield, o boy does it push back getting up to about 90 C with full fans! Im pretty sure it might have just been becuase it was a Fermi card (which are known for being loud, hot monsters) as opposed to the fact that it was overclocked, but the oc didnt help.
Ive seen some good gigabyte cards with 2, some even 3, fans which will definitely help when uping the voltage. but the Kepler cards run cooler and quieter than older cards so u may not even need that many fans. msi has some good stock overclocks as well.