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post #51 of 83
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Originally Posted by C-zom View Post
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.
Turn your case around. Air won't blast your face anymore.
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post #52 of 83
ill trade an MSI gtx 560 Ti Golden Edition for it =)
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post #53 of 83
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Not worth it. You should look into watercooling it.

480 is a beast of a card with sufficient cooling.
I second this, wait till the new gen cards come out. Its a waste of money to upgrade every gen.
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post #54 of 83
Like another poster said, I've been having the same frustration with my reference EVGA 470, so much that it motivated me to spend $650 on a new card and case.

The 470 would hit 90's easily, fan at 100% also the Cooler Master Scout case didn't help out at all.

Decided to get the DCII 580,
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...Tpk=asus%20580
and the Define XL.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ImageG...omputer%20Case

Future proofing for BF3 and helps me feel comfortable while maxing out my rig. Going from ridiculous temps and noise to cool temps and little-to-no noise.
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post #55 of 83
Man are you insane trying to replace your 480 with something alot weaker ?!
If i were you i would water-cool it or something but if you really into replacing it then either get 2x460 or 2x6850
Edited by Crouch - 6/19/11 at 6:51pm
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post #56 of 83
u could get a cooler for it
http://cgi.ebay.com/ZALMAN-VF3000F-G...item35b0b73e3d

i read reviews that this thing takes ALOT of heat away
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post #57 of 83
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That's actually a good point lol, but wouldn't a downclocked 480 still be hotter then a card equivalent to the downclock? 480's aren't that efficient and even clocked lower would be hot, but it does save the OP from selling and buying another card

Not really that much. A GTX560ti has a 180w TDP. If he overclocks it like some people suggested, or buys a factory overclocked version, he's going to have practically the same problem.

The only reasonable solution is to have a GTX560ti at stock clocks, but even so, it's 180w. I don't know how much a downclocked GTX480 would use (that would also depend how much he downclocks it), but it's a much simpler idea, that has the advantage of being perfectly reversible in the winter.

The point is, when he's gaming at 1080p, going lower now, he's going to feel the performance downgrade.

Going with 2 GTX460's like he also suggested is not a good idea either as 2 x 160w is even worse than a GTX480 (or very close to an overclocked GTX480 as is his case).
 
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post #58 of 83
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ill trade an MSI gtx 560 Ti Golden Edition for it =)
This actually wouldn't be a bad deal for you. Sure the 480 is a beast but the 560Ti can max out most games at playable framerates and will be much cooler and use much less power. You're only going to be losing 5-15fps in most games....

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/309?vs=330
post #59 of 83
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Not really that much. A GTX560ti has a 180w TDP. If he overclocks it like some people suggested, or buys a factory overclocked version, he's going to have practically the same problem.

The only reasonable solution is to have a GTX560ti at stock clocks, but even so, it's 180w. I don't know how much a downclocked GTX480 would use (that would also depend how much he downclocks it), but it's a much simpler idea, that has the advantage of being perfectly reversible in the winter.

The point is, when he's gaming at 1080p, going lower now, he's going to feel the performance downgrade.

Going with 2 GTX460's like he also suggested is not a good idea either as 2 x 160w is even worse than a GTX480 (or very close to an overclocked GTX480 as is his case).
Wrong. Check the link I posted above. The 560Ti at load is 71C compared to 94C for the 480. That is a massive decrease in temp and thats with the reference 560Ti (a Twin Frozr cooler would run even, well, cooler)....
post #60 of 83
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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?
Someone mentioned downclocking.

But I've seen no one mention undervolting.

Most 480s have a default >1v, most 480s can operate at default clocks in the .96v range, sometimes even lower.

When I ran 480 sli I would undervolt the cards for daily use, literally dropped temps 10°c, which also allowed for a fan reduction of 20% or so.
Edited by grunion - 6/19/11 at 7:36pm
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