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Poll Results: Which card?

 
  • 22% (2)
    GIGABYTE GTX480 Windforce3 (non-SOC)
  • 22% (2)
    GIGABYTE GTX570 OC
  • 55% (5)
    MSI GTX570 Twin Frozr II OC
  • 0% (0)
    Other (please specify)
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post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
Here is the page with all the cards available at that store
http://www.pccomponentes.com/tarjeta...i_express.html

So far, I'm on the fence between the GTX480 Windforce3 or the GTX570 OC or the MSI GTX570 Twin Frozr II
pls halp!

More than anything I want the card to last for a few years without breaking.
If I get the 570 I cannot get a DVD Drive

If I get the 570, I must compromise other components.

here are the two budgets:

With 570:
http://www.pccomponentes.com/presupu...daptador_red=0

With 480:
http://www.pccomponentes.com/presupu...daptador_red=0
Edited by Butter on Toast - 5/20/11 at 10:59pm
    
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post #2 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by Butter on Toast View Post
Here is the page with all the cards available at that store
http://www.pccomponentes.com/tarjeta...i_express.html

So far, I'm on the fence between the GTX480 Windforce3 or the GTX570 OC or the MSI GTX570 Twin Frozr II
pls halp!
If you don't want ATI the 480 is probably the better buy. The 570 has some issues with VRMs. But you could always consider an HD69x0 card as well....
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post #3 of 21
Thread Starter 
Really? The 570 has problems? Wau....
I presonally prefer Nvidia.
Plus, the 480 is cheeper
    
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post #4 of 21
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The thing is that if I get a 570 or higher, I need to compromise other components beacuse of my budget.
    
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post #5 of 21
480 is still a very capable card and imo if you need other components as well then you should go with the GTX480 + the components. If you decide to get the 570 then go with the Twin Frorz II not the other one.
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post #6 of 21
Are you getting a new power supply?
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post #7 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by InspectrButters View Post
Are you getting a new power supply?
I think he is...he wouldn't be that foolish run a any modern GPU on THAT PSU .
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post #8 of 21
go for the 480, it is cheaper and has more vram, and other than that pretty much equals the 570, except in heat and power draw, while the 570 is amazing i wish I had gotten the twin frozen III with the beefed up power circuits, I'm afraid to raise the voltage on mine
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post #9 of 21
Well, I wouldn't compromise when considering PSUs...
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post #10 of 21
Thread Starter 
Ok so here are the two budgets:

With 570:
http://www.pccomponentes.com/presupu...daptador_red=0

With 480:
http://www.pccomponentes.com/presupu...daptador_red=0
    
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