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post #1 of 23
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Hi guys, i found a great deal on a used GTX 480 ($225), and i was wondering if i should get this instead of the GTX 560 Ti.

Also, would this PSU be enough to power these card, i want to use my 8600GTS for Physx.
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post #2 of 23
The 8600GTS for physx will actually slow down your game than actually helped it. You need atleast a GTS250 to run with the 480. There was an article posted about this before.
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post #3 of 23
If it's still under warranty, hell yes grab that deal! 225 for a 480 is nuts!

That PSU should be more than enough for those two cards (though as AMC said, an 8600 isn't really a great choice for a physx card), but if you want to leave the door open to 480 sli in the future, you'll want something a with a bit more headroom.
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I agree gtx480 > than 560 ti, but will generate more heat, especially when overclocked. Not just the GPU temp, but the overall case temp will rise. Need good case ventilation
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post #5 of 23
Hah.That 480 will swallow the 560 ti whole .
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Yes GTX480 > GTX560 Ti buttkick.gif

A GTX480 is a GREAT card dude..and your PSU is just fine..thumb.gif




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post #7 of 23
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Originally Posted by steadly2004;13908744 
I agree gtx480 > than 560 ti, but will generate more heat, especially when overclocked. Not just the GPU temp, but the overall case temp will rise. Need good case ventilation

I have this case with 2 side fans 80mm, 1 top fan 80mm, and 1 rear fan 1200mm. Would it cool the card down enough?
post #8 of 23
Get the 480 but if you plan to SLI later on, get the 560 as you won't be SLIing 480s on that PSU.
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post #9 of 23
Get the 480 regardless, it's a better card.

The 8600GTS isn't a good choice for physX, it may actually slow things down.

Also, I'm gonan go out on a limb and say your rosewill 550W should run the 480 fine.

I cannot recommend you get any XFX product. Their build quality, quality control, and customer service are terrible, and seem to be continuing down hill. Even if you get a good product, warranting it will be a PITA, and you'll probably get back a lesser quality and possibly performance product.
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Wish I could find a GTX 480 that cheap. I am wanting to SLI.
 
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