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Only a watercooled GTX 480 is "best".
Wrong! Phase change, ln2 or DICE, is be(a)st.
I think he's not going in that direction with this 480 he wants to buy unless I'm mistaken

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Correct. I don't want to watercool, I am just looking at GTX480's with stock air cooling.
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Anyone telling u the gtx480 is anything but an amazing card for the money is a fool and should not be listened to. Heat is an issue for people with bad cases and poor air-flow.

Power is an issue the person paying the bills should worry about, In any case an extra dollar or two should not dismiss the raw power this card outputs.

I would just get the cheapest gtx480 you can find online from evga, asus etc...$250 should be the max spent on one, Plus you could always take apart the GPU and add better thermal-paste.
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http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Z...dition/33.html
This card draws less power and runs cooler then other GTX480s.. Definately thinking about going with the Zotac. The additional overclock using software seems to be about 9% on that card they reviewed. They mentioned "GUItools" - is this good OC software, or should I be using something else with this Zotac?

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http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Z...dition/33.html
This card draws less power and runs cooler then other GTX480s.. Definately thinking about going with the Zotac. The additional overclock using software seems to be about 9% on that card they reviewed. They mentioned "GUItools" - is this good OC software, or should I be using something else with this Zotac?

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That's a GREAT GTX480 but it is more expensive than a STOCK cooled GTX480..

I have a STOCK version of Zotac GTX480 and it works beautifully for me..

I have it OC'd @ 850/1025 and with my custom fan profile in Afterburner it barely touches 85C at full load in games/3DMark 11/Heaven bench..




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don't buy a 480, they get so damn hot it's not even funny
    
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Its called a custom fan profile, Clean your gtx480, Clean your case, replace the thermalpaste, get better cooling for your case etc...Dont blame the gtx480 for running hot when its the user who is at fault, Plus what does this hot card prevent you from doing? Is it burning your legs from the heat exhaust? Does it make your room hot? I mean why do people complain so much...
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This person is running a Zotac GTX 480 AMP! Edition overclocked to 875/1750/2150
The FPS in Heaven is pretty impressive. Any idea what type of aftermarket fans would need to be used to achieve this much of an overclock?


Edited by revlimiter - 5/27/11 at 1:46pm
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Its called a custom fan profile, Clean your gtx480, Clean your case, replace the thermalpaste, get better cooling for your case etc...Dont blame the gtx480 for running hot when its the user who is at fault, Plus what does this hot card prevent you from doing? Is it burning your legs from the heat exhaust? Does it make your room hot? I mean why do people complain so much...
Exactly my point..

You need to know how to handle a GTX480 FTW..

I wouldn't recommend taking apart a GTX480 just to replace TIM as the screws on it tend to strip and if you're not experienced and do not have the right tools then you'll most likely get screwed..

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This person is running a GTX 480 AMP! Edition overclocked to 875/1750/2150
The FPS in Heaven is pretty impressive. Any idea what type of aftermarket fans would need to be used to achieve this much of an overclock?
No need for aftermarket cooling as it already has one..

It would do those clocks just with Afterburner voltage adjustments and a fan profile..

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