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|10-17-2011 12:40 AM|
I think you can choose gigabyte for his two inclined fans and more quiet than MSI
|10-16-2011 10:08 PM|
|daman246||Go with the mSi since its has a better cooler and its cheaper with MAil -rebate|
|10-16-2011 10:06 PM|
I'd just buy whichever one's cheaper. I used to always go with the "higher quality" cards like EVGA but I was able to snag my Palit 460's for a great price so I took a risk. These cards don't hit above 72*C in SLI at the stock settings while playing BC2, BF3, and Metro2033. The only thing I've done thus far is to plug my monitors into the bottom card and to create a custom fan profile using Afterburner. I've got the regular Palit edition so there's no VRM cooling but I ordered some heatsinks from DealExtreme for an extremely cheap price. I also plan on putting a fan attached to the end of the GPU's so that it's blowing in between them which should take another few *C off.
Also, we all talk about the "lifespan" of the cards but in the end when was the last time you actually held onto a card until it died?
|10-16-2011 06:33 PM|
|EVILNOK||I owned the Asus 460 (768Mb but same Direct CU cooler) and it was an awesome card. I haven't owned the MSI version but I was very happy with the Asus. It was extremely quiet and cool even OCd to 850 core clock @ stock volts. Never got over around 58-60C.|
|10-16-2011 06:33 PM|
My hawks don't go above 75c @ sig clocks. I did take the coolers off because of a crap TIM job and added copper heat sinks to my VRM's.
I would recommend the hawk, probably one of the top 460s you can buy.
|10-16-2011 06:29 PM|
You can grab the faster HD 6870 1GB for $165.
|10-16-2011 06:26 PM|
GTX460 under load, See yourself.
|10-16-2011 06:00 PM|
|10-16-2011 05:56 PM|
|Derp||I own both of those cards and I much prefer the asus Because of the VRM cooling and a quieter fan.|
|10-16-2011 05:54 PM|
Im Running the Asus DCUs in SLI only difference is i have the 768mb models.
Gaming max temp in crysis(1) is 80c with an Overclock of 925 core and 2100 memory.
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