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Hey guys im not entirely sure i should post this here but meh,im gonna buy a gtx 480 for bf3 but i dont really have the money i found one for $300 so i thought i can sell my old e8500 rig for $280 would i get that much for it? the mobo is a ep41-ud3l with 4gb of ddr3 ram and the 9800gt 1gb in my sig

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EDIT:i forgot to mention ill be selling it with a cooler master TX3 heatsink so maybe that might make the price seem fair
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post #2 of 26
I'm not sure if I would pay $300 for a 480... is that before tax and shipping?
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I'm not sure if I would pay $300 for a 480... is that before tax and shipping?
no tax,free shipping
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post #4 of 26
Definitely, definitely, go and get a 570 non-reference or a 580. The 4 series aren't even being manufacutred anymore. I was going to get a Windforce 480 but it was just not in production anymore. You will notice better performance and cooling.

What model 480 is this?
    
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post #5 of 26
take that $300 and buy a 6950/6970, better bang for your buck and not an outdated card.
Or save some more till October and get a 580
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post #6 of 26
570 is better. And 300 is much. Plus why are you buying now? BF3 is not our for a while....
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post #7 of 26
480 is actually clock for clock better than the 570, its already been proven in numerous threads here on OCN, however the benefit is marginal, at the loss of heat and db levels as well as power efficiency. and again, the 480 doesnt have to worry about too much voltage, it has an excellent power phase design.

with that said there is a 480 for sale in the marketplace for 215 last I checked, 300 at this time is a little bit on the high side of things.

And I agree with AMC, wait and see how the new gen cards come along as far as where they are development wise, it might prove wiser to see how they perform before making any upgrades. But if your like me and is impatient the 480 is not a bad buy, just not at 300 though.
    
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post #8 of 26
A 480 uses to much power with minimal performance gain over a 5870. Which is 50 less. There are better cards for your money.
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post #9 of 26
You should buy it only if you meet the following requirements:

1. You are 100% sure that the GTX480 will do what you need <-- if you 99% sure then dont buy
2. The GTX480 is future-proof according to your needs.
3. The GTX480 prices are way higher at other stores
4. You wont need another card for 1 and half year

You may regret the purchase because:
1. You may find out that your GTX460 could run BF3 fine
2. You will miss the rig you sold, YOU WILL MISS IT.
3. You will have a felling that you threw 300$ for something you didnt needed so urgently.
4. By BF3 release, AMD and nVidia may release more graphic cards and you will regret you purchased GTX480 instead of them.
5. You will open YouTube up, watch BF3 gameplays and discover that you dont like it at all.

Personal Advice:
Wait for BF3 release, check the system requirements of it, and plan your strategy.
Again, By then the market will change, just wait and trust me.
Edited by Colt - 6/8/11 at 9:08am
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post #10 of 26
I agree with everyone.. I was gonna buy a 560ti and i have decided to wait to see what the new gen cards bring... i would be pretty pissed if i bought a 300$ 480 or 570 and for the same price of the new gen get somthing that smashes the 560ti/570/480
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