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EVGA GTX 460 SuperClocked 1024MB EE or MSI GTX 460 Cyclone OC 1024M

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October 4, 2010 8:29:52 PM

EVGA GTX 460 SuperClocked 1024MB EE or MSI GTX 460 Cyclone OC 1024M
I dont have any problem with noise and no problem with heat blown inside my PC i only want performance and durability which one is the best.
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October 4, 2010 8:38:52 PM

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/299819-33-evga

Already answered, but just to put it simply:

If you don't care about noise, and you have no plans for SLi in the future, then get the MSI as it will last longer due to lower temperatures.

If you want a great warranty on the card, higher temps (but it spits the heat outside), then the EVGA is for you, but as you stated you don't care about the heat in the case, it looks like the MSI would be your best bet.
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October 4, 2010 8:52:45 PM

This is a review comparing EVGA and MSI GTX460's, as well as a few others. The EVGA Superclocked card they test is not the EE (External Exhaust) version you mentioned. Apparently, the EE version has a blower type cooler that is a little bit louder, but maintains cooler overall case temperatures.

The key, however, is to note that the EVGA Superclocked in this review has a maximum overclock of 880mhz, while the Cyclone only gets up to 831mhz on standard voltage. What this means, and the article refers to, is that the EVGA Superclocked editions have better "binning" and are selected after passing a higher level of quality control testing. Add in the 10 year warranty and step up program offered by EVGA, and I would go for the EVGA card.
http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-460-review/1

Tom's Hardware also did a direct comparison:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-460-rou...
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October 4, 2010 9:07:33 PM

My temps on my EVGA SC 460 are pretty low, idling at around 35c. I would have liked to have more outputs though, like S-Video and HDMI. The EVGA card only has 2 DVI outputs and one mini-hdmi output.

So consider that. Also, make sure you get the one with the lifetime warranty, it's worth the extra ten bucks or so.
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October 6, 2010 6:12:54 AM

I just bought EVGA GTX 460 SuperClocked 1024MB EE and a power supply COOLER MASTER(EXTREME POWER)600W (RS-600-PCAR-E3)(12V/18A)
http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=5906...
But now when i tune on my system i get the message that "Power surges were detected during previous power on" Now what to do how to fix this problem.
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