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I'm in the market for a new card, and the prices of the gtx 460 look really good...

I can't believe i missed the 120$ one from microcenter,

but my question is which of the brands do you think i should buy?

which one overclocks the best? which one has the best fan? you know the usual stuff

Edit: I'm looking at the 1gb model obviously and also post links of the best price you can find please
Edited by jpdaballa - 12/20/10 at 1:19pm
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EVGA I think is best
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The MSI NGTX460 Hawk 1GB can be had at Newegg for $180, and has a $20 MIR.
    
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Hawk's are really nice. I'd go with EVGA personally just because I like what the company offers as far as customer service and support.
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The MSI NGTX460 Hawk 1GB can be had at Newegg for $180, and has a $20 MIR.
this.

it's a real good card from my experience, and quiet, too. just don't try and go for 1ghz core and you'll be fine

if you want to you can also get an evga model and step up.
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Gotta be careful with EVGA: only models with "AR" are eligible for step up. I have 2 of these, learned it the hard way

EVGA also have these external exhaust variants, some people say they are louder than reference coolers. Mine are reference cooled and pretty quiet. Overall I'm happy, but if I to buy 2 cards now, I'd probably go with MSI Hawx because of superior Twin Frozr cooling solution, much cooler and even more quieter.
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thanks for the feedback guys, now i'm just going to wait it out and see if someone posts one used in the forums to help out a member, or wait 1-2 weeks and see if the prices drop anymore
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post #8 of 36
They all oc to about the same. Go with evga, msi, asus, gigabyte as they have better customer service typically. MSI has some neat coolers, and evga has the step up program.
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I am about to buy one but i am nervous, i am reading that these cards will drop down in price fast.

how much will it drop down and when?

what is the smart choice to make, I am no hurry to upgrade my card but if it will not drop anymore then i will purchase it as soon as i find a good deal...
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i have the hawk "talon attack" (terrible name, i know) but they're great cards. i can get to 865/1730 on stock voltage and while folding, they never go above 70*c. when upping the voltage, they can fold all day at 905/1810 but the fans ramp up to where they're audible.

the only downside to the hawks are the coolers- while they do a great job and look cool, they put hot air into the case rather than exhaust out the back, but this isnt a big deal if you have a case with good airflow.

as with any computer component, if you wait long enough everything goes down in price eventually, its just one of those things, i don't see them dropping much more though since the comparable nvidia and raedon cards are all out...
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