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    MSI Hawk
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post #31 of 52
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Originally Posted by Wulfgar View Post
The Hawk is a 460 on steroids so I would go for that.

Still it costs $230 on Newegg.com and at $290 you can get a 20% faster dead silent Gigabyte 470 SOC.

Or you could wait for the GTX 560. The prices for the GTX 460 will go down and that card might turn out to be faster than Hawk.
price won't drop that much. not the 1gb.
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post #32 of 52
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LOL Funny thread. Probably just all comes down to preference I'd think. I'll vote for the Asus because as of yesterday I have two 1Gb DirectCU TOP's. Picked both up Newegg open box. $180
for the first one a few months ago and $157 for the one I received yesterday.



I probably could have stayed stable @ 1050mV for that. But I noticed even though I was passing testing (OCCT, Kombustor) I was getting better Vantage scores by bumping the voltage up to 1087mV.

31,403 Vantage GPU score on the first day lol
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how long do they run at 100% fan during boot time?
the regular 3 sec?
    
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post #33 of 52
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how long do they run at 100% fan during boot time?
the regular 3 sec?
I've never noticed them ramping up at all let alone to 100% during boot. I just did a restart and then a full shut down while turning the case & CPU fans on the fan controller down to low and listened carefully and didn't hear them ramp up at all.
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I've never noticed them ramping up at all let alone to 100% during boot. I just did a restart and then a full shut down while turning the case & CPU fans on the fan controller down to low and listened carefully and didn't hear them ramp up at all.
that's so freakin awesome
when do the fans start to become audible? i hear that around 60% they get really loud

i would like to know this since my build is really a silent build so i don't want to buy a video card that'll be super loud

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60% is about right. 65% they're noticeble over the other fans but not annoyingly so. It is a little deeper throaty sort of fan noise also. @ 100% the 460's are much louder than my XFX egg cooler 5850 but I would much rather listen to the 460's. Not that 100% is ever actually needed.
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post #36 of 52
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60% is about right. 65% they're noticeble over the other fans but not annoyingly so. It is a little deeper throaty sort of fan noise also. @ 100% the 460's are much louder than my XFX egg cooler 5850 but I would much rather listen to the 460's. Not that 100% is ever actually needed.
do they hit 60% in games ever?

also seeing how you have both a 460 and 5850, which do you like better?

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HD 5850 is faster than GTX 460 at stock.
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As a single card I liked the 5850 better, it is just a more powerful card. For dual cards I could have went either way but the 460 scales better to the point that SLI 460's looks to beat 5850 Crossfire plus it was a cheaper upgrade going with another 460. Also having 2 DirectCU models helps with having the cards sandwiched in so tight.

Oh and as far as in game. I'm still experimenting with the custom fan profiles and overclocks for extended gaming sessions. But yes it's looking like my top card is having to run around 65% to keep it under control. Single card no problem, more like 45%.
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there we go, does it make sense now?
Yes it does.. I guess I must have missed it...
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post #40 of 52
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As a single card I liked the 5850 better, it is just a more powerful card. For dual cards I could have went either way but the 460 scales better to the point that SLI 460's looks to beat 5850 Crossfire plus it was a cheaper upgrade going with another 460. Also having 2 DirectCU models helps with having the cards sandwiched in so tight.

Oh and as far as in game. I'm still experimenting with the custom fan profiles and overclocks for extended gaming sessions. But yes it's looking like my top card is having to run around 65% to keep it under control. Single card no problem, more like 45%.
hmmm does the asus have a fan controller?
like does it actually do a good job or do you have to make settings for it?\\

i would put my 8800gt @ 30% when normal use but jack it up to 65% during gaming
Edited by stupidcha - 1/13/11 at 6:33am
    
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