GTX 460: Which Producer?

I want to purchase a GTX 460. Which producer should I get it from? Does it even make a difference? Should I just go with the cheapest deal I can find?

Thanks in advance.
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  1. The MSI Cyclone version is getting some good reviews and feed back from those on this forum who have purchased them has all been very positive. Nice quiet card is what we are hearing.

    Mactronix
  2. mactronix said:
    The MSI Cyclone version is getting some good reviews and feed back from those on this forum who have purchased them has all been very positive. Nice quiet card is what we are hearing.

    Mactronix


    Thanks. I just looked at a review and it sounds promising.
  3. Im not familiar with the MSI cyclone but the palit sonic platinum is close in performance at 1920x1200 to a gtx 470.
  4. performance wise they should all be the same.

    its about cooling, noise and warranty.

    i would pay a little extra for one with a decent cooler. worth it for overclocking.
  5. Thanks everyone.

    As a side question, would a 650W power supply be sufficient for this? My CPU is a Core i5 750.
  6. Yes it should be, as long as its not some cheap unit that came with the case. Do you know the make and model ?

    Mactronix
  7. welshmousepk said:
    performance wise they should all be the same.

    Not quite. Almost all of these cards seem to come with a factory OC to varying degrees for some reason. Only 3 of the 12 1gb GTX 460s on Newegg are actually sold at the default speed of 675mhz. The factory OCs are meaningless of course as you can easily OC the cards on your own and to better effect but as sold they do indeed have different performance levels.
  8. mactronix said:
    Yes it should be, as long as its not some cheap unit that came with the case. Do you know the make and model ?

    Mactronix


    Yes, it's an Antec (EarthWatts). Not a cheap unit that came with the case :P

    Will upgrade if it's recommended, though.
  9. The 650w EarthWatts could handle two GTX 460s in SLI just fine.
  10. jyjjy said:
    Not quite. Almost all of these cards seem to come with a factory OC to varying degrees for some reason


    oh i see. im sure the overclocking headroom will be much the same across the board though. so i wouldn't really worry about that myself.

    Do you intend to overclock OP? thats where a custom cooler comes in handy. Worth the extra bucks IMO.
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