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MSI, Asus DirectCUII is weak, Might want to check a review about it.
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I would go with the MSI because i have the 460 hawk and that sucker never hits 60 C on full load @ 900 Mhz.
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Until MSI decides to add a PCB stiffener and VRM heatsinks to their Twin Frozr lineup, I'll be going with the Asus DirectCU models because they have BOTH of these. The Asus GTX 560 is built like a tank!

My Hawk 5770's and Twin Frozr 5850 drooped like wet noodles when installed. That PCB flexing can and will lead to failures. I also had to add some ramsinks to the VRM's to attain stable overclocks over 1ghz.

Asus's warranty is also bar none the best in the business. No need to transfer ownership, or actually have the receipt. Definitely aids in resale value too.
Edited by Bo_Punk_2.0 - 1/28/11 at 9:01am
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The Gigabyte 560 SOC isn't available for purchase, yet, right?
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...162&CatId=3669
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Until MSI decides to add a PCB stiffener and VRM heatsinks to their Twin Frozr lineup, I'll be going with the Asus DirectCU models because they have BOTH of these. The Asus GTX 560 is built like a tank!

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Originally Posted by Bo_Punk_2.0 View Post
Until MSI decides to add a PCB stiffener and VRM heatsinks to their Twin Frozr lineup, I'll be going with the Asus DirectCU models because they have BOTH of these. The Asus GTX 560 is built like a tank!

My Hawk 5770's and Twin Frozr 5850 drooped like wet noodles when installed. That PCB flexing can and will lead to failures. I also had to add some ramsinks to the VRM's to attain stable overclocks over 1ghz.

Asus's warranty is also bar none the best in the business. No need to transfer ownership, or actually have the receipt. Definitely aids in resale value too.
They did just that. The Hawk has a brace on the top of the PCB that prevents flexing.

You can see that here:
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