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There is a listing at my university for a Palit GTX 460 2GB newegg link below:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814261077

The asking price is 125 dollars...brand new, never opened.
I also have a Asus GTX 460 768mb card and I am an active folder looking to get into gpu folding soon. Hopefully folding on both of them. Also, I have seen reviews and comments regarding missing Vram heatsinks and heat issues.

My question is, is it worth buying for the purpose of folding and GPU accelerated software? Anyone have any experience with this card?
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Honestly m8 i'd HIGHLY reccomend staying away from it.

I had 2 palit gtx 460 2gb's in SLI, the cooling on them is TERRIBLE. No heatpipes just a small heat sink, and no VRM heat sinks.

I sold both of my palits and bought a 560ti instead
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A 125 buck brand new 460(2GB!) just seems like a solid deal regardless of its stock cooling, tough to beat a 100 buck savings =)
Edited by Fletcherea - 3/29/11 at 12:38pm
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That price is a steal. You'd be hard pressed to buy a used 460 that cheap, let alone one that is NIB.

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Originally Posted by Geriden View Post
Honestly m8 i'd HIGHLY reccomend staying away from it.

I had 2 palit gtx 460 2gb's in SLI, the cooling on them is TERRIBLE. No heatpipes just a small heat sink, and no VRM heat sinks.
I do have to agree that Palit's coolers leave something to be desired, although the cooler on my 560s does use copper heatpipes (I can't believe they'd make a 460 without any ). Still, it's no Twin Frozr or Direct CU II.
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ive got two palit 580's and they seem to be fine for air cooling.... though i still would like to water cool them anyway
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