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Look ^^ at the BC2 benches. It beats a 465.
The 460 beats a 465. GF104 is more gaming-oriented and efficient than GF100. Also, you can overclock a 460 like mad and get it to GTX 470 levels (like I've done with mine).

Of course my case sounds like a plane turbine so I'm not the authority on loudness.
post #12 of 21
Get any other GTX 460 than a Palit, they make horrible cards.
post #13 of 21
Or use a fan profile to keep it at like 20% while your watching movies.

You said you don't care about the noise while playing games, so just set the fan speed lower while your watching movies then...
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Or use a fan profile to keep it at like 20% while your watching movies.

You said you don't care about the noise while playing games, so just set the fan speed lower while your watching movies then...
Thanks for all the suggestions. Leaning towards a 6950 with hopes of unlocking. Should be able to hold me over for a couple months and then add another.

Gotta find something new and shiny to put in my case before I'm standing in line at Microcenter Sunday morning!

edit: Covert the lowest I can get my fan to go is 40%.
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edit: Covert the lowest I can get my fan to go is 40%.
Hmm, that's odd...

Using MSI AB?
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Thanks for all the suggestions. Leaning towards a 6950 with hopes of unlocking. Should be able to hold me over for a couple months and then add another.
Good luck on the Unlock, but from what I've read it only nets a 1-2 FPS gain on synthetic and gaming benchmarks. Not worth the risk of a bricked card IMO (even if it has dual BIOS).

Good luck with the unlock if you get it though!
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Hmm, that's odd...

Using MSI AB?
Yeah. No matter what adjustments I make to that graph the lowest it actually goes is 40%.

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Good luck on the Unlock, but from what I've read it only nets a 1-2 FPS gain on synthetic and gaming benchmarks. Not worth the risk of a bricked card IMO (even if it has dual BIOS).

Good luck with the unlock if you get it though!
Time to reconsider. Thanks for the info.
post #18 of 21
^ I was skeptical of his fan not being able to go below 40%, so I tried on afterburner myself, even if i set it to below 40 on AB on their graph user fan settings. lowest it'll go is 40%, weird. I did make sure temp and fan speed is within current temperature.
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post #19 of 21
how hot is your gpu when you are watching videos?

when my fan settles to 40% I can barely hear it, mind you I have 2 460 in sli.
But then They are hawk with better cooling.
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^ that is odd, the lowest I can go on my 5870's is 20%

Maybe a different program will let you change the fan speed to even lower.

I know there are others I just need to remember them, give me a second I'll post some links.
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