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MSI Hawk GTX460 or Asus DirectCU GTX460

Poll Results: Which to buy?

 
  • 63% (28)
    MSI Hawk
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    Asus DirectCU
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post #1 of 52
Thread Starter 
First off, does the MSI Hawk GTX460 fans run 100% until Windows boots? I have the MSI GTS250 and the thing is LOUD until Windows boots up. I'm wondering if the Hawk does the same or do the fans run for 3 secs then slow down?

Second, which video card provides better cooling as well as quietness. I'm putting this into my silent rig and I want the more quiet one.

I am not going to be OC'ing neither so I will run at stock. Having this said, which is better?

Choose between the two below.

MSI Hawk
Asus DirectCU
Edited by stupidcha - 1/11/11 at 9:34pm
    
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post #2 of 52
wait for GTX 560.
projected launch date 1/25/11
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post #3 of 52
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ugh... now i'm tempted to wait til gtx560 hits so that the gtx460 will drop but...

my buddy is in a hurry and wanting to buy this for me so that i can make videos on youtube

he really isn't a patience person and i we've decided to buy a video card tomorrow.
    
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post #4 of 52
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well after 3 hours of googling and such i have added another to the list

the gigabyte 460!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...0GV-N460OC-1GI

i'm reluctant to buy this one seeing the reviews aren't that great...
    
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post #5 of 52
Hawk was my second choice... I'd consider it.
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post #6 of 52
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i am freaking out right now...

i am really hoping (don't kill me for this comment) that the gtx 560 doesn't come out for another 2 months...

i would kill myself if i just bought a 460 and the 560 kills the prices on them

to be honest, the asus and msi both look the same so no clue which to buy
    
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post #7 of 52
the 560 is scheduled to be out around the 20th.

best to wait
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post #8 of 52
Quote:
Originally Posted by stupidcha View Post
i am freaking out right now...

i am really hoping (don't kill me for this comment) that the gtx 560 doesn't come out for another 2 months...

i would kill myself if i just bought a 460 and the 560 kills the prices on them

to be honest, the asus and msi both look the same so no clue which to buy

560 comes out in 13 days..
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post #9 of 52
The 560 is also going to be considerably more expensive, do NOT expect to be able to snag one for 200 buck or under like these 460s.
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post #10 of 52
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first off...

yes i know that the gtx 560 is coming out in 13 days

issue... my buddy is wanting to buy the video card tomorrow...
i'll try to convince him to wait 2 weeks but...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fletcherea View Post
The 560 is also going to be considerably more expensive, do NOT expect to be able to snag one for 200 buck or under like these 460s.
what i think is going to happen is the 460 will drop in price, but not enough that it would be a crazy bargain

right now i can grab a hawk for $200 and get 2 games free which i will try to sell.

at most, i think the 460 will come down to $170 w/o the games which isn't a big difference than right now
Edited by stupidcha - 1/11/11 at 9:55pm
    
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