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Best GTX 560 Ti to buy?

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I am having trouble choosing between the MSI GTX 560 Twin Frozr and the ASUS GTX 560 DirectCU II. If anyone else got a better alternative also let me know. Btw it must be available in the states
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Reference looks the best in my opinion, but I think the MSI looks better tha nthe ASUS.
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Priority?
Price, Low temp, Ultimate high overclocking, Silent, Warranty/service?
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Priority?
Price, Low temp, Ultimate high overclocking, Silent, Warranty/service?
Price and warranty are my lesser concerns. I don't really care for a lifetime warranty. I want the best temps and silence. Overclocking comes next
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MSI all the way. The cooler is so good at keeping the gpu cool whilst being quite too.

Overclocking depends on how good the gpu is.
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Overclocking depends on how good the gpu is.
Agreed.

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MSI all the way. The cooler is so good at keeping the gpu cool whilst being quite too.
Not quite there.

I've owned GTX 460 Hawk Twin Frozr II Talon Attack and now I have ASUS ENGTX 460 DirectCu 1GB. I confirm that ASUS is by far quieter default and OC and cooler as well although my ASUS came with lower default voltage. Hawk fans get loud above 47-48% (default 40%) while ASUS fan by default spins at 20% (1500 RPM) and never reaches 40% even when overclocked to 900 MHz core and is by far quieter in all modes. ASUS card never reaches 60 C even when overclocked to 900 at default fan speeds while Hawk fan was struggling with 64-65 degrees Celsius. ASUS has heatsink on the mosfet section and VRMs while Hawk was left nude there. MSI is more problematic for overclocking in their own Afterburner comparing to ASUS due to the +1 thing in the voltage section instead of 1.0, 1.087 etc. increments. This can be changed but just more complicated.

Both cards are good, but ASUS is by far better. I understand that 560 will differ from 460 and MSI as well as ASUS have improvements over their 460s but I am 100% sure that ASUS DIrectCu II will blow away the Hawk in the area of cooling and temperatures.
Edited by gokica - 1/25/11 at 2:28am
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The gigabyte one is OC'd to 1GHz on core though
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How's the temps and noise levels on the Gigabyte one?
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How's the temps and noise levels on the Gigabyte one?
http://www.guru3d.com/article/gigaby...ti-soc-review/
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