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BF3 is slated for release until Oct 25. By that time prices on cards such as the 580 will go down and hopefully new cards are released by then. If your pressed for money just wait it out...
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since the 480 came out everyone has complained of its power consumption...why? 90% of people on this forum have overpowered psu's, myself included. So that doesn't matter. Oh but it raises my electric bill you say?...poor argument. The 480 is great, when watercooled its still the second best single chip card by nvidia.
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I just saw a GTX 480 for $220 in the FS section. That is much more reasonable...
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post #14 of 26
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Originally Posted by Colt View Post
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.
everything u said makes complete sense,im only getting bf3 coz my mate is forcing me to buy it but ive always liked the 480 its more future proof then my 460 but im gonna wait it out,my 460 should be okay with bf3 anywayz,thx for making me realize this.
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I just saw a GTX 480 for $220 in the FS section. That is much more reasonable...
Was just looking at that. My 280 crapped out in my second gaming rig and I was looking for a replacement (settled for a 560Ti DirectCUII)

If you want a 480, I'd grab that one.

If you heart isn't 100% set on the 480, just WAIT UNTIL BF3 COMES OUT.

You wont know how your rig will run it till then and you do not know if prices will drop on (new) cards (used and older generation ones surely will) or if new BETTER cards will release for the same price of what you would pay today. You dont even know if you will need anything more for bf3.

If you want to sell your old rig, by all means do it asap before it loses value, but if you don't have a good reason to spend money on an upgrade NOW, always always ALWAYS wait until it's actually useful to upgrade. You WILL ALWAYS get a better deal that way.

Ok... maybe not always... if someone is offering a 590 with a waterblock for 20 bucks with a lifetime warranty.... obviously some things are just too good to pass up, but you get my point
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If you need a new card now, then don't get the 480. It's hot and loud if you don't get some good aftermarket cooling. I have to say though, that with a good aftermarket cooler, it's really awesome .

I would get the gtx 570 though. It's newer, faster, and sometimes cheaper.

If you're just buying this for bf3 though, then wait until launch. I bet there will be some new versions of cards, or even some new cards, and then the prices will drop.
    
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you guys know hes in Australia where everything is more expensive?

i was going to mention that there was the one in the market place and that i got a re-certified one off of newegg for $225 but that's not going to help if he is over there.
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post #18 of 26
NO NO friend 480GTX fooler card (power hunger and waste of money)
u should buy ASUS 560GTX ti $250 (if u wants to save some bucks)
ASUS 560GTX ti is excellent have brilliant OC abilities
sure ur BF3 run excellent
OR
ASUS 570GTX is best ever(in OC,in lower temps,in style)
just once seen this and sure u love with this (after saw this u forget about 480GTX)
ASUS 570GTX is monster this will run ur every game at 1920x1080p at HIGHHERR setting

conclusion
never buy 480GTX
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Wait for the Official BF3 System Requirement and see it a single GTX 460 is the recommend card. If it is, then get another 460 to SLI and you should be fine.
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post #20 of 26
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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

,TehStranger?

EDIT:i forgot to mention ill be selling it with a cooler master TX3 heatsink so maybe that might make the price seem fair
Get a GTX480 m8,it's a strong card..

I do not understand people saying that GTX480 is outdated card,it's still as fast as HD6970 CLICK HERE


Yes it does uses more power and you could say it runs hot/noisy but still ATM it's a great deal for a high end card..

Also it is more torture proof than GTX570 and does not suffer from weak VRM's..

My stock cooled reference Zotac GTX480 does 850/1025MHz w/ 1075mV and with a custom fan profile in Afterburner it hits 85C in games/3DMark 11/Heaven benchmark..





CHEERS..
     
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