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I found a MSi GTX480 Lightning on newegg for $330. I am so tempted!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127532
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Originally Posted by kawasakiMX216 View Post
I am so tempted!
Don't do it!

Edit: JAYSUS it has TWO 8 pins AND a 6 pin!
Edited by railfan844 - 7/19/11 at 12:39pm
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besides being TF, i'd just get a GTX 570 personally
comes out cheaper too if you don't care for the TF, like the DCII
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121432
or a reference one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814133370
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You could pick up an HD 6950 Twin Frozr III for less. I wouldn't go for it.
    
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Heavens to Betsy, I almost read that as GTX 580 Lightning! lol
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Quote:
Originally Posted by azianai View Post
besides being TF, i'd just get a GTX 570 personally
comes out cheaper too if you don't care for the TF, like the DCII
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121432
or a reference one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814133370
Reference GTX570s are not the most reliable cards. They hate overvolting, because nvidia only put 4 phases on them
Edited by kawasakiMX216 - 7/19/11 at 12:49pm
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Reference GTX570s are not the most reliable cards. They hate overvolting.
They don't hate overvolting.....they just love it so much that they blow their VRMs. That's all!
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They don't hate overvolting.....they just love it so much that they blow their VRMs. That's all!
Hah.. this is true.
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These have come up quite a few times in the open box section for $250 recently. Yesterday it took over an hour to sell this card out. Since MSI will give the full warranty on an open box GPU I would hunt for one of those. The link is in my sig open box buying guide.

EDIT, GTX480TF2 $224 in stock open box ATM.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16814127526R
Edited by Gabe63 - 7/19/11 at 4:50pm
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Is this supposed to be a good deal?
    
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