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post #21 of 55
From a retailer, that is a great price. I paid $210 used for mine. It does not run that hot. While gaming 73C for mine. When overclocked, the stock cooler can not manage.

The 6950 does however take less power.
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post #22 of 55
My 470 put out more heat then I cared for... I can't imagine a 480. I'm not talking about core temps either, the 470 just pumps out massive amounts of heat...480 would be significantly worse.

My 6950's, while they run hot, they barely pump out any heat.
 
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post #23 of 55
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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.
It is still a great card. The 5 series are not that much of an improvement. Just a vapour chamber cooler and a few fixes to the core.
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post #24 of 55
Go for that powercolor 6950. Its 2GB and the cooler is pretty good. The GTX 480 is roughly 10% or so faster, but 2 6950s are faster and will run on even a 650W PSU, the GTX 480s won't. The GTX 480 does use a lot more power and does run a lot hotter, and the 6950 with overclock just as well pretty much while making less heat (thus less noise).

Just go for the 6950, it is a better card overall.
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post #25 of 55
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Ok guys i might be able to get a ref 6950 unlocked to a 6970 shipped for around ~230-290 from a member here at Overclock.net, would that be the best deal then?

Also just out of curiosity is warranty still valid if unlocked? and if it hasnt been registered?
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I loved my 480. If you could get one for around 220, i would grab it.
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post #27 of 55
Quote:
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Ok guys i might be able to get a ref 6950 unlocked to a 6970 shipped for around ~230-290 from a member here at Overclock.net, would that be the best deal then?

Also just out of curiosity is warranty still valid if unlocked? and if it hasnt been registered?
Warranty.. well, you can just change to the other bios and they will never know and as far as registration goes it depends on the brand. Which one is it anyway? That powercolor card has a nice cooler.
    
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post #28 of 55
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Warranty.. well, you can just change to the other bios and they will never know and as far as registration goes it depends on the brand. Which one is it anyway? That powercolor card has a nice cooler.

Its a sapphire 2GB, now idk much about reference cards so now its down to either the 480 or the ref 6950(6970) =)

for the same price as the 480 pretty much.
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post #29 of 55
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So i did some calculations and the 480 comes out to 270 after tax and the 570 comes out to 346 or so . Thats a pretty big diff >_<. But now that i see this picture, the 480 would be rather hot in here compared to the 570 eh?

http://www.vuugo.com/en/Brand/Zotac/...t-Rebate-.aspx



Seing where his video card is, theres not much room for the 480 to breathe...... I guess i gotta pay the extra $$ for the 570. ( im most likely buying the same case). WOuld the extra memory help at 1080p or not much of a diff ?
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But you're comparing a high end card with a mid end card. The 480 gets really hot. I would get a 580...
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