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Which one should I get for my new build?

GTX 570 Classified: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130692

GTX 480 Superclocked: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130558
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570. No question.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by xTweetyBird;14261376 
Which one should I get for my new build?

GTX 570 Classified: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130692

GTX 480 Superclocked: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130558

Classified due to it being new tech and having a lower temps.
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I would choose the 570 hand down. About the same performance but will overclock better and run cooler and quiter and consume less power.

This has been discussed several times. Here are just a few:

http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/879594-gtx-480-gtx-570-a.html

http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/934767-gtx-480-gtx-570-get.html

http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/916441-whats-faster-480-570-a.html

The question I would be asking is "which 570 do I want ?" but it seems you have made a good choice. I dont know the price but I would deffinately consider an MSI Twin Frozr III.
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post #6 of 22
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jokah;14261491 
I would choose the 570 hand down. About the same performance but will overclock better and run cooler and quiter and consume less power.

This has been discussed several times. Here are just a few:

http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/879594-gtx-480-gtx-570-a.html

http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/934767-gtx-480-gtx-570-get.html

http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/916441-whats-faster-480-570-a.html

The question I would be asking is "which 570 do I want ?" but it seems you have made a good choice. I dont know the price but I would deffinately consider an MSI Twin Frozr III.

I wanted a External Exhaust design because the HAF X has the Side fan duct and the GPU Duct to send a lot of air to it.
Edited by xTweetyBird - 7/18/11 at 3:40pm
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post #7 of 22
they're actually closer in performance than you think... the 570 will eek out in newer games, but not always... it's limited by it's 1.28gb of ram, plus the 480 is still darn powerful (it also has 1.5gb of ram)
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If you're going to stay on air, and are only getting a 1080p screen the 570 will probably be fine, though I have personally experienced issues directly related to a lack of vram at 1080p with my 470(s) in Crysis 2 with DX11 + high res as well as Shogun 2.

The 480 would be my choice if you were going to go water, and wanted a more future friendly vram size. 1.25gb was fine when the 470 came out, but times are changing newer games such as DAII, Crysis 2, Shogun 2 will push your vram pretty hard and all of them will require SLI to max them out at 60 fps+ two of which you'll be vram limited with the 570.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by xTweetyBird;14261512 
I wanted a External Exhaust design because the HAF X has the Side fan duct and the GPU Duct to make to send a lot of air to it.

You can't go wrong with EVGA. If you want external exhaust then you probably aren't going to get any better than the one you have picked.

Pull the trigger and enjoy your new build.
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post #10 of 22
The 480 is still a relevant GPU in the performance category but in every other test no so great, (noise, temps, power requirements) the baggage that comes with a GF-100 chip can be overbearing. On H20 is the only way, just my .02.

Your GPU will never forgive you as well and actually might grow legs and run away. I've seen it happen. Scary.

Get a 570.
And I suggest the MSi Twin FrozR III.
Quote:
Originally Posted by BallaTheFeared;14261535 
If you're going to stay on air, and are only getting a 1080p screen the 570 will probably be fine, though I have personally experienced issues directly related to a lack of vram at 1080p with my 470(s) in Crysis 2 with DX11 + high res as well as Shogun 2.

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I don't get VRAM limited at 1080P in Crysis 2 with DX11 and the High res textures on extreme. Runs quite well. And Dragon Age are you kidding? I play that maxed at 2560 X 1600 my phone can run that game at 1080P. biggrin.gif

Edit: Ohh Dragon Age II? Don't have that, seeing the review was enough for this man.
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