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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.
Well the twin frozr idles around 40 and everything is cool inside the case. I threw in my evga 560 and it was at 60c doing nothing.

So that isn't going to work. I do have a fan profile set up which helps a lot with noise. I am going to look into oc'ing the cpu. But I didn't buy the board with that in mind so I am limited.
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Well the twin frozr idles around 40 and everything is cool inside the case. I threw in my evga 560 and it was at 60c doing nothing.

So that isn't going to work. I do have a fan profile set up which helps a lot with noise. I am going to look into oc'ing the cpu. But I didn't buy the board with that in mind so I am limited.
In your OP you stated that it was at 60c playing a 1080p movie. No gpu is at 60c doing nothing.
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well the gpu usage was at 2%
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In your OP you stated that it was at 60c playing a 1080p movie. No gpu is at 60c doing nothing.
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I'd just camp the newegg OB section until a 560 pops up. There's usually a few MSI versions every week.
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I'd just camp the newegg OB section until a 560 pops up. There's usually a few MSI versions every week.
Ok thanks, for the time being I decided for the amount of gaming I do on this machine the performance is good enough.

Whats an open box 560 go for anyway? $225 ish?
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Ok thanks, for the time being I decided for the amount of gaming I do on this machine the performance is good enough.

Whats an open box 560 go for anyway? $225 ish?
$185 + shipping usually.
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Is this a gaming computer or an HTPC? Let's not confuse the two. You don't need a beefy graphics card to play 1080p video.

You can get BluRay 3D playback out of a $70 GT 430 card with lower clocks and less heat.

Not exactly sure what you are trying to accomplish with all of this. It sounds like you have a gaming PC and an HTPC, but now you want to game on your HTPC as well?
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I think the main issue with having a powerful card is that there isn't enough CASE EXHAUST, doesn't matter how big of a heatsink you have if you can't feed it with cool incoming air and exhaust the hot air so it won't get recirculated.
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Nah.

You would gain 7-8% performance boost if you get the 1GB version of GTX 460.
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