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I can get the palit sonic 1gb version, which has a decent overclock on it, but doesnt have things like a vrm cooler, and people keep reporting that the fan blades snap easilly, or i can get the evga version, which is a little more expensive, and slower, but is quiter and better made.

Which one should i get?
     
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If you do decide to get a 460, I recommend this one:

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/232853

I had one of them and now have two, the 1gb version handles 1920x1080 better and the duel cooling fan is excellent for keeping it very cool, 100% fan speed is quieter than a 4870 at 40%. A single card for me overclocked to 910/4000 without doing any voltage unlocking (which would allow me to go further) and never got too hot. Under SLi the card can still manages 890/4000 and plays even Metro like a dream.

1x 460 was only slightly slower than my previous OC'ed 4870x2 but obviously does dx11 & tessellation too and is a lot lot quieter and cooler

Also I did look for this same card on scan.co.uk for about £5 cheaper but it is out of stock and needs pre-ordering but there is 1 in stock at ebuyer in the link above
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People say the Asus DirectCU version has VRM cooling so that would be better.
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If you do decide to get a 460, I recommend this one:

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/232853

I had one of them and now have two, the 1gb version handles 1920x1080 better and the duel cooling fan is excellent for keeping it very cool, 100% fan speed is quieter than a 4870 at 40%. A single card for me overclocked to 910/4000 without doing any voltage unlocking (which would allow me to go further) and never got too hot. Under SLi the card can still manages 890/4000 and plays even Metro like a dream.

1x 460 was only slightly slower than my previous OC'ed 4870x2 but obviously does dx11 & tessellation too and is a lot lot quieter and cooler

Also I did look for this same card on scan.co.uk for about £5 cheaper but it is out of stock and needs pre-ordering but there is 1 in stock at ebuyer in the link above
Its out of my price range, £140 is my absolute limit.

Also, i would rather not overclock a card myself, i dont want to end up with another artifacting paperweight.
     
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Its out of my price range, £140 is my absolute limit.

Also, i would rather not overclock a card myself, i dont want to end up with another artifacting paperweight.
Without raising the voltage, I think it's impossible to leave your card as a artifacting paper weight. Worse case scenario from stock voltage overclocking is a driver recovery error or blue screen (quite rare).
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Cheapest 1gb 460 I can find which isn't a Palit is this

http://www.pixmania.co.uk/uk/uk/6389...oc-1-gb-g.html

If the picture is correct it's just a reference card so you can't go wrong at that price really, around a week ago you could of got it for £119. If it was me I'd try to find the Asus DirectCU for as cheap as possible, it seems they have gone up in price lately though.

Also, don't worry about overclocking the card :l It's not gonna die from a little sensible overclocking, most 460's will do 800/1600 at stock voltage.
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Its out of my price range, £140 is my absolute limit.

Also, i would rather not overclock a card myself, i dont want to end up with another artifacting paperweight.
That's fair enough, any 460 is great for gaming, 1gb's are better for higher resolutions. Also just to let you know the one I linked to is factory overclocked from its standard 675ghz to 715ghz for the extra few £'s but if you really can't stretch that bit over £140, then the card you linked at scan.co.uk will be the best you can get
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Cheapest 1gb 460 I can find which isn't a Palit is this

http://www.pixmania.co.uk/uk/uk/6389...oc-1-gb-g.html

If the picture is correct it's just a reference card so you can't go wrong at that price really, around a week ago you could of got it for £119. If it was me I'd try to find the Asus DirectCU for as cheap as possible, it seems they have gone up in price lately though.

Also, don't worry about overclocking the card :l It's not gonna die from a little sensible overclocking, most 460's will do 800/1600 at stock voltage.
Thank you! was just looking for a refrence card with an oc.

+rep

Ive owned a pny card before and never had any problems with it. Very nearly bought a pny 9800gt once, but then i found the 4870.

The only reason i was worried about overclocking is that i managed to kill my 4870 without even overclocking it.

I will order this now.
     
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post #19 of 20
Enjoy your new card

I wish I could of got one for £125, when I bought mine they were all around £170

Sounds like the 4870 is just dying from natural causes btw if you have never even overclocked it.. Don't be scared to push that 460, they OC great.
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Ordered the pny.
     
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