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post #11 of 24
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Originally Posted by toyz72 View Post
why not just go with another 6870?
Not enough VRAM for a three monitor setup plus a lot of AA/AF and high resolution texture mods.
post #12 of 24
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why not just go with another 6870?
I didn't read that, Damn, go with another 6870. Much cheaper than 6970 crossfire and still great performance.
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I would do two 6870s but I really need the extra VRAM for what I want to do.
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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.
I had two GTX 480 superclocked in SLi in a really hot room with no AC and they would go to low 90's on BC2 and more games. I sold them for my GTX 560 Ti which dont even reach the 70's. Im so happy with my choice.

i feel like 90 is already way too much for me to feel comfortable and I decided to sell them. One down one to sell.
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GTX480 at stock at 39c with Accelero Plus here.
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post #16 of 24
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I am a hardcore ATI enthusiast
Easy choice then, go with the 69xx ... the extra ram would also be great for your triple monitor
    
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post #17 of 24
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I had two GTX 480 superclocked in SLi in a really hot room with no AC and they would go to low 90's on BC2 and more games. I sold them for my GTX 560 Ti which dont even reach the 70's. Im so happy with my choice.

i feel like 90 is already way too much for me to feel comfortable and I decided to sell them. One down one to sell.
felt the same way has you man....It's so damn hot that it burnt all my hair on my legs.
    
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post #18 of 24
Single 580, then SLI from there.
 
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post #19 of 24
The GTX480 is still a beast of a card, but they do run hot. If you can find a good enough deal on one, snag it and put an Arctic Cooling cooler on it to tame it. If it were me though, I'd probably grab the 6950 2gb models that pop up on the Open Box for $164. That's just too good of a deal to pass up unless you can get the 6970, but good look on that one.
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post #20 of 24
lot of 480 hate in here, i have mine OC'd with a voltage bump to 1v from stock and mine never go over 73 gaming period with custom fan profiles.
only time it breaks that is with OCCT, and it goes to 84C max.

any modern house with AC and decent case air flow shouldnt have an issue with 480s.
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