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Water cool the GTX 480. Air cooling will not keep up under gaming load.
I love how people recommend watercooling, like its the cheapest option to make, with that extra money he can get an GTX580, and still have money to spear
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post #32 of 58
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I love how people recommend watercooling, like its the cheapest option to make, with that extra money he can get an GTX580, and still have money to spear
Depends on brand, but i can buy 2 brand new GTX480's for around £150 each and the cheapest GTX580 i can find is £375 - granted 2 Waterblocks will total more than the difference, but you get water to overclock (mostly) so 2 oc'd GTX480's will smash the solder out of a single 580, for slightly more....

Depends on your personal preference, i'd DEF go for the SLi 480's (in fact i am)
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post #33 of 58
Where can you buy 480s for £150? The cheapest I can find is £200.

I in pretty much in the same boat as the OP.
I am now thinking of getting a 480, and then later on get an aftermarket cooler if the heat really is that bad.

@OP, have you considered 5850/5870 Xfire?
Edited by Romanrp - 5/18/11 at 8:20am
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post #34 of 58
I had both, and the GTX480 was the better card.
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Where can you buy 480s for £150? The cheapest I can find is £200.
They were on Special from Overclockers.co.uk but i've just checked and the cheapest now is £179.99

I picked up 2 x 2nd hand ones here in the NL for €170 each, which is around £140 each.... still bargin basement prices,

@ £200 they're not worth it, under £180 and they become interesting...
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I am now thinking of getting a 480, and then later on get an aftermarket cooler if the heat really is that bad.

@OP, have you considered 5850/5870 Xfire?
DP - Sorry.

I think the drivers sorted out most of the initial meltdowns?

Still i'm investing in some waterblocks, they're around 50bucks each.
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post #37 of 58
Looking at prices, the 6950 2gb costs the same as a gtx 480.
The 6950 1GB is quite a bit cheaper though.
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post #38 of 58
latest gen makes no diffrence unless your looking to play Blueray and want the features of the revised core for that purpose, otherwise the GTX4xx and GTX5xx have no diffrence. Last gen doesnt really apply as the 5xx is a refreash of the 4xx not a new card generation.

Yall seem to mess this up alot.
post #39 of 58
480 vs 6950 2gb
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/293?vs=309

The performance of an overclocked 480 vs OCd and unlocked 6970.
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/292?vs=305
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480 vs 6950 2gb
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/293?vs=309

The performance of an overclocked 480 vs OCd and unlocked 6970.
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/292?vs=305
I've been through these many times, that's what swayed me to the 480's - Overclocked to 580 standards and you're laughing...

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/309?vs=305

Half the price, 9/10ths the performance...
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