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A look at the GTX 460 roundup - and helping me pick one for my new rig

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September 7, 2010 12:56:11 PM

So in the interest of simplicity let's keep this about the GTX 460... and set aside competing cards for another thread please.

I'm most likely going to get one - for now - and eventually (maybe in a year) add another for the great gains in SLI this card is popular for.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-460-rou...

This is the roundup T.H. did the other day looking at 9 different GTX 460 cards.

Currently I'm looking at the MSI cyclone 1gb

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power supply is another part I've been having trouble chooing and this one has a great pairing with the Seasonic X750, an excellent PSU

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

I'm not set on the Cyclone though, I need to take it into account compared to the other 460s - as I said I'm new to overclocking and learning but wanted to get some input from the crowd.

September 7, 2010 6:29:52 PM

Another really good 460 is the MSI HAWK GTX 460 that came out recently. That was the one making waves for the screenshot showing 1 ghz+ overlock due to unlocked voltage controls. A positive review is here:

http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/3496/msi_geforce_gtx_...

In the review, they're using a v2.0 beta of Afterburner (which is available), just to keep in mind.
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September 7, 2010 8:26:40 PM

It really doesn't matter which one you buy, as long as it's from a respectable company and you're getting a good price.

This basically eliminates all the factory OC ones, as they're just a waste of money. You can OC higher than the factory OC, so why pay someone else money to press a few buttons for you?

I'd avoid MSI though. Their support is nonexistent. If you card doesn't work, you've got a better chance of a brand new one showing up at your door due to a newegg shipping error than getting a replacement from MSI.
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September 16, 2010 6:00:55 AM

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