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it'll likely drop when the 560 comes out

cyclone is one of the best 460's out there.. i was doing 900 core 55c load in Furmark/OCCT w/ auto fan, thing was a beast and dead quiet too

havent seen many great OC's from the hawk
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it'll likely drop when the 560 comes out

cyclone is one of the best 460's out there.. i was doing 900 core 55c load in Furmark/OCCT w/ auto fan, thing was a beast and dead quiet too

havent seen many great OC's from the hawk
mainly because hawk was over hyped with their supposedly 1ghz core on air. It also wasn't binned right?

seems like it's hit or miss for people, both of my 460 has been hit, one slightly less than the other.

I think cyclone sells better probably. I picked up my hawk for 190 cad/1 before rebate while cyclone is still 220.
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Just trying to buy another to SLI before its discontinued, but I'm not paying $200. Hell I only paid $210 shipped AT RELEASE.
by the time you get to buy it your not gonna want it anymore lol just pull the trigger


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Oh MANN im so tempted to pull the trigger... i was gonna wait for the 560s... but this is so much smarter $$ wise... what to do...
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I'd just grab a cheap, used GTX460 1GB from someone on OCN.

My first 5770 was the MSI Hawk, when I decided to go Crossfire, I just grabbed a cheap Sapphire reference card for $114 shipped from someone here on OCN.
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by the time you get to buy it your not gonna want it anymore lol just pull the trigger




Oh MANN im so tempted to pull the trigger... i was gonna wait for the 560s... but this is so much smarter $$ wise... what to do...
Yep too tempting they have a couple more 460's in open box today. A few other fermi's too. $183 for a 470... would have killed for a deal like that a couple months ago. I just saw the Cyclone and remembered this thread while I was picking myself up another Direct CU Top. I bought my first one open box without any problems. Came in a plain white box with the accessories but not a scratch on it and it clocked just fine to 900MHz. Had a bit of cap squeel at stock voltage and I wonder if that wasn't the reason it was returned but it went away when I upped the voltage.
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Look out for specials. I got my MSI GTX460 Cyclone 1GB in South Africa (on epic special) for R1,949 about two weeks ago, which calculates to around $245. You are lucky to pay even $210 for one. The usual price was R2,509 and that is around $315. I feel so ripped off now...

Still, I'm getting another one to run them in SLI, and I want to OC them both to around 850MHz with increased airflow between them from extra PCI-slot coolers. GTX580 my ass...
    
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CAD here tho...



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