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might as well get a gtx 580 then..
    
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might as well get a gtx 580 then..
Oh I know but the OP didn't ask about 580s
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Oh I know but the OP didn't ask about 580s
No, he meant at the price you linked us to was as expensive as the GTX 580, atually more expensive. The GTX 480 should be $300-$330 at most.

Prices on the GTX 580 have dropped as low as $489.99 with $30 rebate for $459.99 right now.
     
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I would just get the cheapest one you can find.
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No, he meant at the price you linked us to was as expensive as the GTX 580, atually more expensive. The GTX 480 should be $300-$330 at most.

Prices on the GTX 580 have dropped as low as $489.99 with $30 rebate for $459.99 right now.
The OP also asked what is the most powerful 480 so I showed it.
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The OP also asked what is the most powerful 480 so I showed it.
Ah, I missed that. thankyou.
     
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Yes, gtx 480 is still great card and you may find them for really good deal.
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I'm using 2 480s, one is MSI's and the other is eVGA's. I put the MSI's ontop and after few hours of stress testing, I checked the temp (using MSI AB) and the top (MSI's) one reached 92*C, while the below 480 (eVGA's) reached 95*C max
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Oh and another thing.. it must be a 2 slot card. My SATA connectors are directly underneath, so using the Zotac AMP! Edition will not work.

Thanks for the posts! I will try to pick up the EVGA if I can find it at about the $250 price point.
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What's with everyone thinking these cards run hot?

If you have a proper fan profile setup you won't go any higher then 65c with a well ventilated case.

My gtx 480 never gets above 65c even at 100% load.

I have my fan profile setup like this.

<50c = 70% fan speed
55c = 80%
60c = 90%
65c = 100%

With those fan profiles it never gets any higher then 65c, now I will say that it definitely is loud (louder then my ultra kazes @ 100%) But I'm not bothered by noise.
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