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Will be on 1080p.

Basically I can't stand the heat anymore, end of subject. Willing to endure a downgrade to not get 92c air blasting in my face in the god damn summer.

How bad of a performance drop am I looking at? I'm also willing to get two 460's, if that would be less heat still for similar performance.

What other cards should I look at for similar peformance but less noise and heat?
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Not worth it. You should look into watercooling it.

480 is a beast of a card with sufficient cooling.
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570 is = to a 480 so is a 6970.
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or look at a 570, theyre pretty similar.
     
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I don't have any surplus money right now until I get a job, which would be far down the road.

I'm looking to sell this for $300 w/o shipping and either buying a couple used 460's or something else you guys recommend?
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Originally Posted by C-zom View Post
I don't have any surplus money right now until I get a job, which would be far down the road.

I'm looking to sell this for $300 w/o shipping and either buying a couple used 460's or something else you guys recommend?
TF III 6950 is a good choice or 2 6850's or a 560TI or 2 460's
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post #7 of 83
Some of the top-end 560 Ti's offer almost 570 performance for a significantly cheaper price, might want to look into it.
 
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post #8 of 83
$300 is too much for a 480. You can get a new one for $299.99 at Amazon and even cheaper ones (new) at Ebay.

More like $250.
Edited by Stefy - 6/19/11 at 4:33pm
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post #9 of 83
You are not gaining a whole lot by going to SLI 460s. Sure, less heat per card but the sum heat is nearly the same. Even under water the heat has to go somewhere, AKA your room.
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post #10 of 83
As others have said 480s are going for 215-240 on here. IMO you should just look Into an after market cooler, it just crank up the fan speed.

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