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Originally Posted by mxthunder View Post
my 480 does not create that much heat, its way exaggerated by people.
Very much so. My GTX 480's never go above 75c.
Edited by icy_cool_quad - 10/18/11 at 8:24am
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The scaling is better on the 6000 series as well so if you get a second one
2 would never fit in a SG07 =D, this card is for a small gaming ITX build. >_< time to think about this, damn the 2gb versions are pretty pricy too in canada. Maybe ill check the for sale section for some used vid cards but no one wants to ship to canada
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6950 are pretty long cards, you think the sg07 could fit an 11in card??? hmm
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from what iv been told it will fit no problem in a SG07, now the only thing turnign me off is the price of the 6950's >_< its pretty much gonna be over the ~300 range pre rebates.
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Is your computer in a room under 75F ambient, if so, the 480 will be fine for you. With a slight 800 core overclock which is easily done on stock cooling, the 480 will be faster then a 6950 even at 1000 core due to the way Fermi scales so well with clock speed.
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well my 480 would hit mid to high 80's if not low 90c when stock and fan at 70%. i don't like having the fan going 100% as it would be deafening
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if all the 480 users r recommending the 6950 then the choice is obvious.
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well these are the 6950s which i was briefly looking at

http://ncix.com/products/?sku=60103&...r&promoid=1366

http://www.directcanada.com/products...anufacture=XFX

i might also be able to grab a 570 for 299 but thats quite a bit more money as iwht taxes it comes out to 354$ or so >_<.
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post #19 of 55
The GTX 480 is 10-15% faster and its cheaper. So that's what I'd go for.

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post #20 of 55
Look for a deal on a GTX 570, get that instead. I love my GTX 480 and plan to SLI it, but there is no sense going with old stuff when there is a lot of gear near the same price.
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