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Well since the school semester is starting I will have a few left over bucks from school money in about a week.I want to buy and watercool a Fermi card and I have been seeing some good ebay prices (and some very bad ebay prices) on 480's. I know they are hot running and power hungry,I ask if I should avoid them.This will be my first Fermi card, also I must stretch my money.
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post #2 of 35
I say go for it, will be twice the power of your gtx275.
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If you can find one for a good price and can deal with the heat then why not...
 
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post #4 of 35
I dont believe they are very good compared to the cards now. They are hot, and suck huge amounts of power. I'd personally get a 560Ti. Much cheaper, and not much difference in PPD iirc.
post #5 of 35
Defintely yes if your going to be watercooling.
No if your not.

Just my 2cents
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Do It! Make that new AC work for its room and board.
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I will say the 480 does seem to be a black sheep amoung the higher powered Fermi cards.
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post #8 of 35
Do 480s if you're water cooling.
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post #9 of 35
No. I found a rare graph somewhere online months ago that highlighted how awful first gen Fermi parts are: yeah they run hot and hog power, but when you overvolt them, they become truly ridiculous. How ridiculous? Two overvolted GTX 470s tripped my Corsair 1,000 watt PSU when pushed hard.
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Well since the school semester is starting I will have a few left over bucks from school money in about a week.I want to buy and watercool a Fermi card and I have been seeing some good ebay prices (and some very bad ebay prices) on 480's. I know they are hot running and power hungry,I ask if I should avoid them.This will be my first Fermi card, also I must stretch my money.
Get a 480, hen buy an H50/70 and watercool it.
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