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I am looking for the fastest GTX480 that only uses 2 backplate slots. It can't take up 3 backplate slots because my SATA connectors are directly underneath of it.

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msi gtx480 lightning..
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Any reason why it's $100 more than the Zotac AMP! GTX 480?
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...TAC-_-14500166
    
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Any reason why it's $100 more than the Zotac AMP! GTX 480?
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...TAC-_-14500166
Because the prices are lowering at the manufacturer's discretion? It's an old card that's no longer in production, they're just trying to liquidate it.
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Any reason why it's $100 more than the Zotac AMP! GTX 480?
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...TAC-_-14500166
Yes. The Zotac PCB is a reference 480 w/aftermarket cooler, whereas the Lightning is a custom-design PCB built by MSI with a number of upgraded components. Pretty sure it also has some additional voltage adjustment capabilities like on the vram, but don't quote me on that.

I can't promise it'll OC better or anything, but it *should*. It's really the most top-of-the-line 480 that anyone built

The AMP is still really nice though, w/an awesome cooling system. If you don't mind 3-slot coolers, for $100 less, it's definitely a better value. It's not like the difference in OC'ing ability is going to be 'noticeable' when gaming or anything.
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that zotac AMP! is a 3 slot card. so that's a no go for you.
get the msi lightning.
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The MSI is more because it is the best 480 ever made
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God the Lighting looks sexy. Do you guys think it's still a good card to get?
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God the Lighting looks sexy. Do you guys think it's still a good card to get?
if you can afford it yea.
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Would you guys suggest it over the 6950?(Bios flash)
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