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GTX 480 or HD 69xx?

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I am doing a Bulldozer build in September and while I have an HD 6870 that I won, I was thinking of either going with a GTX 480 SLI or and HD 69xx Crossfire. I do plan on running multiple monitors which is why I am considering the 480 over the 570. Power is not an issue, I will be using an NZXT Hale 850w PSU and while I am a hardcore ATI enthusiast, I don't believe the 'heat' issue really was a big issue.
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HD 69xx Crossfire.
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god please don't buy the 480's...These cards get some damn hot it's not even funny. That is the only reason why I sold my last card which was an evga superclocked 480, with 8 fans in my case and no cables in the way to stop air from moving around, I was still getting 85 degrees with the fan set to 80-85%...
    
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85C isn't that hot. I had a 4870x2 that ran just as hot and it never game me problems.
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god please don't buy the 480's...These cards get some damn hot it's not even funny. That is the only reason why I sold my last card which was an evga superclocked 480, with 8 fans in my case and no cables in the way to stop air from moving around, I was still getting 85 degrees with the fan set to 80-85%...
Dual 6950's or one 6990
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I just did the price comparison, 6970 crossfire wins.
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I just did the price comparison, 6970 crossfire wins.
Great choice.
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post #8 of 24
gtx 480s in sli in the summer is a really bad idea. i had one with no air conditioning and it hit 110 degrees playing bc2, bsod and didnt play anything till the weather cooled off.

i cant imagine doing two in sli.
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why not just go with another 6870?
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Get aftermarket cooler if you want 480 I'm watercooled and don't go above 60c while gaming in the summer time i would go with whichever is cheaper they are both great cards
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