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So I got a 768mb 460 (twin frozr)

It is for my htpc that runs on a stock i3 540. I am not ocing the cpu at this time because of the board and case.

I was not real happy with the performance of the 460. I game at 1080p, and the tv its hooked up to is 3D so I am also using nvidia 3dtv play.

I put my 560 in the htpc (silverstone GD05) but it is sitting at 60c while playing a movie.

So thats not gonna work. Is it worth it to return the card for the 1gb version? Am I going to get much of a performance boost? I'd like to get a 560 twin frozr for it but thats an extra 100 after the return of the 460, so its more then I really want to spend.
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Don't build an htpc and complain about gaming performance
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You need some overclocking on that cpu to see any performance gains, especially since it is a dual core. The 768mb is fine for 1080p. I don't know what else to tell you.

You can always look for a 560 ti open box from newegg, they are amazing deals. Look around 6-9pm mon-friday always refresh the page.
Edited by cl04k3d - 4/2/11 at 2:47pm
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post #5 of 25
For that price range, I recommend a 2GB 5870, or 1GB 6950.
The 560Ti is a good option too.
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Don't build an htpc and complain about gaming performance
Great contribution to the forum, glad your here.

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Originally Posted by cl04k3d View Post
You need some overclocking on that cpu to see any performance gains, especially since it is a dual core. The 768mb is fine for 1080p. I don't know what else to tell you.

You can always look for a 560 ti open box from newegg, they are amazing deals. Look around 6-9pm mon-friday always refresh the page.
I'm considering a 560 twin frozr. Need to find out if it will run similar temps as the twin frozr 460.
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post #7 of 25
Get the 560, and better cooling/air circulation. Gatta pay to play. These chips also have a high heat threshold, dont worry so much about higher temps.

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Your welcome. Seriously if you want to game don't build a budget computer. You can play at lower resolution but for the higher resolution and detail settings you are going to need more power. Common its simple.
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Your welcome. Seriously if you want to game don't build a budget computer. You can play at lower resolution but for the higher resolution and detail settings you are going to need more power. Common its simple.
I understand that. I didn't build it at first to game. But I still want it to be quiet. Not looking for crazy performance but good enough. I think I will go the route of oc'ing the gpu and cpu first.
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Yes the 500 series runs a bit cooler then the 400 series. You shouldn't get a twin frozr, your just dumping all the heat into your small htcp case.

So you should return the 460 twin frozr, grab a 560ti(try to find an open box deal if you can). Replace the tim on it so it runs even cooler. Even add a hi-flo bracket. You can also undervolt the video card at stock speeds for cooler temps. Add a fan profile to your card so that every degree hotter it getts that's another percent fast the fan gets so it always stays cool. Also overclock your cpu. You can make your htpc really powerful just from doing little things.
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