hi were i live we have limited market so here is what they have at the shop .
well i found 2 cards 460 gtx 1 gb one of them is msi fac oced to 730 core speed with after market cooling and pipes and so . and a Gigabyte also fac oced but to a less core freq 700 core speed i guess , both are about same price , which sounded reasonable to me .
would the better after market modification for the msi
like the 2 fans and pipes and ocing makes it a better or equal choice ?
also the ati 5850 is about the same price, would i sound like a naive nvidia fan boy
if i didnt get that 5850 for the same price as the 460 gtx 1g ? i really liked that 460 fermi
The MSI Hawk with the Twin Frozr II cooler is definitely the way to go. The cooler is very quiet and effective, and the Hawk is a highly customized card. Performance between all the options you mentioned will be similar, so go for the one that has the best cooler and highest quality components, like the MSI Hawk. What Nvidia fanboy would ever want to give up his PhysX for an ATI card?