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ok so i've had a ati 5870 for almost a year now and its water cooled and i've had problems with it about every 4 months. i've had to send it back once and they sent me another one and well im just sick of it. i'd like to upgrade and go with an evga card. i had one in the past and loved it and still use it when my ati's out. so i want to watercool it as well and was wondering should i go with a 480 or a 570? they are both around the same price and i would be buying a water block for them so im looking to spend around 450-500$ so which one should i go with or should i try something else? all opinions are welcomed thanks.
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post #2 of 8
either the 6950 or the 480 (570 runs cooler so could also be considered, but 480 is better)
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post #3 of 8
If you're putting it on water, I'd go w/a 480 over a 570 w/o a 2nd thought.
    
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post #4 of 8
480 with water would be better than a 570 with water. The VRMs with the 570 aren't nearly as good (or it could be lower in count which make them burn) as the 480. They are really the same card. Only difference is the RAM count and VRM quality/count.

480 for water and awesome OC.
570 if no/minor OC.
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post #5 of 8
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thanks for the help i think im gonna go with the480 with water and a nice overclock.
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post #6 of 8
480 if its w/c,had mine(asus/xspc block) about 5-6 weeks now from new and its awesome.

GTX480 with 900+ core solid for 24/7 gaming is much better than 5870 at 1ghz,should know as i have had x4 5870 cards to date(album pics) and all have been watercooled at some point.

Dont get me wrong 5870 at 1ghz on water is a beast still but i much preffer what i have now.
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post #7 of 8
You could maybe wait for the gtx 580 to come down in price?
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post #8 of 8
Under water, a 480. It pulls a bit more heat, but the extra VRMs should allow it to OC better and last longer.
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