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So I want a graphics card, don't care either nvidia or ati, that first and foremost does not get hot like my old 480 used to get.

I sold that card cause I could not even game on my pc during summer, cause that thing gets so freaking hot that I would sweat like hell just sitting there.

So what I'm looking for is a card that I'll use to play almost all type of games on my pc in 1080p. budget is lower than 300$, and I really want something that stays cool even under load...so please bring your suggestions it will be greatly appreciated
    
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127578

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127575
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Really no single-GPU card has ever been as hot as a GTX 480. Main competitiors for a good performance/W under 300$ are the Geforce 560Ti and the Radeon 6950 2GB - great 1080p performance with a reserve for the future and both consume (much) less than the GTX 480.
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both cards a re full of win!!

+rep for recomending such great cards that I was going to recomend as well !!!
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post #5 of 25
If someone hadn't posted it, I'd have also gone for any GPU that's got the Twin Frozr or DirectCU cooling method. Even the first generation DirectCU coolers did a wonderful job at keeping the GPU super cool.

For the money, the 2GB 6950 is the way to go. It'll dust the 560 and then some.
     
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post #6 of 25
The Direct CU II cards all stay relatively cool and quiet, I barely hear my 580 under load.
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Uh all cards are going to get hot under load it's just basic physics. If you want to avoid that problem you'll need to WC your system.
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Uh all cards are going to get hot under load it's just basic physics. If you want to avoid that problem you'll need to WC your system.
im not retarded I know that. I just want something that's not going to burn me up while gaming. thanks guys for helping me +rep to the ones who helped
    
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post #9 of 25
Even if you do watercooling the same heat will be present. Watercooling doesn't defy the laws of physics.
    
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A lot of you are missing the point. A good cooler will actually make his situation worse since it will pull the heat from the card and discharge it into the room. A crappy cooler will keep the heat on the card and keep his room cooler What you need is a low consumption card that will fit your performance needs. Take a look at Anandtech to pick something out. They have great charts to help ya.
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