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post #211 of 5083
Who cares how it looks? Its going to be in your case. Even if you have a see through door on your case you'll spend more time looking at your monitor than the few moments each day at the card.
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post #212 of 5083
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Who cares how it looks? Its going to be in your case. Even if you have a see through door on your case you'll spend more time looking at your monitor than the few moments each day at the card.
It's about the shock factor you get from guests you have over your house when they know nothing about computers.
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get the msi, it has a free game. All the others have no free game or a trial sc2 Get the one that looks the coolest or best waranty
That's kinda how it seems, except for that thing about an EVGA superclocked card.

Choices, choices. Oy.

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Originally Posted by Mr.Pie View Post
yes, but you MIGHT get lucky and get a golden card through one of the vanilla GTX 470's
Ew yeah, too much of a gamble.

But I just realized as I typed that (and I won't edit it) that I'd need to go with water cooling for overclocking anyway, so maybe my best bet is to just get the one I think looks the coolest and has the best warranty!

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The msi 465 definitely takes the cake as far as looks coolest. After that, the unlock is icing
This.

I keep leaning in both directions. lol
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post #214 of 5083
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It's about the shock factor you get from guests you have over your house when they know nothing about computers.
Oh...I don't have guests and if I did they wouldn't be coming anywhere near my room with my PC...
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the asus would probably overclock the best but that's what i've heard
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Subbed. Thanks for making the thread cables. I was just at a local retailer about to pick a 470 but decided to come here and find out which one was "the best" to get. I have been leaning towards the EVGA as well.

I cannot wait to get a couple of these 470's. 5850's will be up in the marketplace soon enough
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post #217 of 5083
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16814121372R

2 of these available if your not into flashing and whatnot for the gtx465s.
Omg, omg, omg, omg...

I ... omg.. I dunno. It's a bit plain-looking, but omg! I could have a 470 for less than $272.86 shipped!



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Who cares how it looks? Its going to be in your case. Even if you have a see through door on your case you'll spend more time looking at your monitor than the few moments each day at the card.
I do. I have a window and I clean my rig regularly. That means I have extra appreciation for the appearance of the interior when I clean it.

In other words: I've already made my decision that I want it to look nice too.
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post #218 of 5083
TwoCables,

NCIX has been selling the MSI 465 Golden Editions for a while now with it publicly advertised on their site that they are flashed to GTX470's. Now... I'm not sure if NCIX had a special limited run of these cards or something, but it would seem to me that if a retailer is advertising that all of their 465GE's are sold as 470's, I would suspect that they are ALL unlockable.
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post #219 of 5083
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Why not wait a few months like I am for the 470s to drop tothe $200-$250 range?
That time came and went with Bing cashback.

Got my cards for about $250 each.

My Asus cards came with a .95 VID from what I hear that's pretty good.
    
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post #220 of 5083
well if ur overclocking on air, definitely the zotac AMP GTX 470. if ur on water, and planning to install a custom waterblock, any brand with reference design is fine really; so get the cheapest one
if u feel adventurous, get the MSI GTX 465 GE and attempt to unlock
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