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VREG Heatsink for 1 mb GTX 460

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December 21, 2010 9:07:33 PM

I am looking for feedback/advice if I should buy the VREG heatsink for the 1 mb EVGA GTX 460 that I just purchased (01G-P3-1370-TR).

I am building a new system (Intel i7 950, Asus P6x58d Premium, 6 mb corsair memory), and I may want to overclock this card in the future.

Would it help to have this heatsink for overclocking? How much of a cooling benefit would there be? Will there be a greater risk of burning the card out if I overclock and do not have the additional heatsink?

For $10, it might be an easy decision to just add it now, but any help that anyone could provide in making this decision would be greatly appreciated!!

Thank you!!

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December 22, 2010 5:02:30 AM

I'd suggest saving $85 by grabbing the new Asus Sabertooth rather then the "long in the tooth" P6X58D and using that money to grab a factory overclocked EVGA 470 ($249). Normally, I'd say OC it yaself but for $10, might as well have the OC guaranteed.

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