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Can I piggyback on this thread? I'm actually somewhat in the same situation. When I game, my stock GTX470 hits 95C in BC2. Yeah, you saw that right, 95C. I can get my room that starts out at 70F or so up to about 90F in two hours of BC2. It's horrible and I hate it. Too bad the performance is decent or I'd have gotten it out of my box already.
You need one of these http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118065
    
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Go aftermarket cooling.

My 470's would go right up to 100c and bsod with my overclock. Now I have to try to get them over 50c.

Example: Just got done playing bc2 for 2 hours and never went over 44c

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The heat still has to go somewhere though. Right now it's being dumped outside of my case, which is fine. That cooler wouldn't work out well for me because I have two sound cards under my video card that aren't currently blocking the fan.
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The heat still has to go somewhere though. Right now it's being dumped outside of my case, which is fine. That cooler wouldn't work out well for me because I have two sound cards under my video card that aren't currently blocking the fan.
Yeah. 3 slot coolers are a pain.
    
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holy crap! waterblocks are cheaper.
No doubt. But the rest of the WC setup is not.

Still though. I've been contemplating a WC for my setup.
    
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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?
Problem here is that brand new gtx480's start at $299, now. Like the Zotac 480. (Amazon.com, and they dont even tax many states, plus free shipping) Even less if you wanna count the rebates. Just throwing that out there.

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post #27 of 83
I don't understand why people are saying to get an aftermarket cooler for the card, he's saying it's heating up his room to much, a new cooler just makes the card cooler but it still produces the same heat just gets dumped faster. As for the 560ti, I've seen a lot of them oc to 1000mhz which makes them roughly equivanent to a 570. I personally have mine set at 970mhz (stock voltage) and max temp I've seen is 55 C.
post #28 of 83
Just go for the 5xx series. Most economical option
post #29 of 83
Then he will need to sell his card, and the price he's getting for it does not represent the actually value of his card. He'll basically be paying for "downgrading" to a 560. Overclocking the 480 would yield him even more performance than an overclocked 560.
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post #30 of 83
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Overclocking the 480 would yield him even more performance than an overclocked 560.
Absolutely, but he's not complaining about performance. 500 series cards stay nice and chill
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