I've been looking at buying a new graphics card for a while now. More recently I have been lead to the GTX 460 1GB series of cards and I was wondering which brand would be recommended. Last night I was going to pull the trigger on the MSI Cyclone version from Newegg and come to find out it is out of stock today. Now they have a Gigabyte GTX 460 1GB that is in stock. Does it really matter which card I get? Are some brands known to be better with these new GTX 460's or are they too new?
My full ATX Cooler Master HAF 932 case has one front 230mm fan, one side panel 230 mm fan, one top 230mm fan, and one rear 140mm fan. I have also added one bottom 140mm fan and one 80mm fan in the drive bay area pulling air in through the front. So in my opinion, I have very good airflow so I'm also considering what graphics card design would benefit most from this kind of airflow (front bottom to rear back).
Most of these GTX 460 1GB cards I have been looking at have been running around $230. Any recommendations would be much appreciated. I'm open ears to alternative graphics cards as well. I not only endeavor to find a new GPU but also to learn. Perhaps maybe I should even wait to purchase a new graphics card?