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So I sold my 6950 2GB for $240

Now, I want to go back to the Green Team.

A friend is selling me a PNY GTX 480 for like $200 or so, and he hasn't registered the card.

Couple of things,

1.) Is it worth it? Or should I save up? Running a 1680 x 1050 resolution

2.) Can I get the warranty? Even if I don't have the receipt and say it was a "gift"
post #2 of 28
480's run hot and eat power, If you can deal with these, go for it, that's more than enough for 1680x1050.

Or get a 560
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post #3 of 28
at that resolution, its absolutely fine and it will do you good for a long time coming as it maxes out all games "with the exception of metro 2033."

NOTE: i used to own a monitor with native res of 1650 and owned a gtx480
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570 all the way.
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Dont get a 560, not worth the premium, the 6950 costs the same and preforms waaay better. I just picked up a couple 480's and they are HOT! Way different from my 6950's, the heatpipes are super hot to the touch even while idling. If you can grab one of neweggs open box 570's when the go online, (almost everyday @ around 4 PM PST) then that would be the way to go, seen em as low as 199 for an open box 570 on there.
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570 all the way.
right... where are you going to find a card that doesnt have vrm issues and perform the same as a gtx570 for $200?
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post #7 of 28
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As much as I would like to get a GTX 570, I heard numerous issues with the VRM.

Despite the GTX 480 being hotter, which I have no problem with since my case is pretty big and has good airflow, I heard that they have better build quality as opposed to the GTX 570.
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You won't find anything else at 200 dollars at the moment that performs as well as a gtx 480.
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post #9 of 28
The 480 is a great card, and the price is right.
Go for it.
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post #10 of 28
It's a strong card. $200 is amazing.
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