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post #11 of 25
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Well it depends on how much I can sell my GTX 470 for. I'd be willing to spend up to $150 on top of whatever the 470 is worth.
Don't do it, bro. The GTX470 typically goes for around $170 but if you spend $170 + 150, all you get is a GTX570.
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post #12 of 25
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Considering that I own two of these GTX470 suckers, I know all about the noise and the heat. However, I also found out that if you give them a bunch of air to feed off of, particularly if you have a side intake, you can limit the GPU temperatures to 75C or so given a 15C ambient temp. The 470s love cool air and their temps are affected greatly by it.

At this point, there isn't a better deal IMO than SLi 470s if you have the PSU to handle it. Otherwise, you're going to be paying a lot of money for insubstantial gains.
I know how you feel.

i agree with you 100%
Thats basically what i was tryin to say. You did a much better job!
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post #13 of 25
Love the Icy Vision on my 470. OCs like a dream now too.
post #14 of 25
Change the TIM on your card and crank the fan. Mine stay under 80c at all times, even in SLI when the top card is taking a lot of heat from the bottom card.
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post #15 of 25
Here you go bud



play around a little with how your airflow is set up and utilize those 2 top fan slots.

I dont get over 70 with my fans set at 61% and thats Sli.
Proper airfow and case design is the key
Edited by Bodycount - 10/22/11 at 4:57pm
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you could also look into controlling your fan speed with something like MSI Afterburner if you havent already. It can actually make a big difference but it wont really help if your card is already getting too hot.
I've already cranked up the fans quite a bit, at 80% it's nearly a dustbuster in loudness. It's why I'm looking for something that runs cooler, so it's inherently quieter as well
post #17 of 25
An aftermarket cooler for your card would be better, and then wait it out for HD 7000 or Kepler. There is no point "upgrading" to whatever is out now, since they offer terrible performance (for what you pay). Something like an Icy Vision or VF3000 will be great for you. Cool, quiet and you can overclock too.
    
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post #18 of 25
Your best bet is to wait until Southern Island launches since your GTX470 is good enough to get you through until Christmas time. It's too late in the rotation to upgrade it now. It just doesn't make much sense.
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post #19 of 25
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Q: Are there any cards out there that run cooler and quieter than the vanilla EVGA GTX 470 (and perform better or just as well)? This includes Nvidia as well as ATI cards.
I'm in the same boat as you, and in all honesty, with 2012 so close and all, and with AMD/NVIDIA coming up with HD 7000/Kepler very soon, it wouldn't be smart at all to upgrade now.

Your GTX 470 should serve you just fine for BF3:

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I'm in the same boat as you, and in all honesty, with 2012 so close and all, and with AMD/NVIDIA coming up with HD 7000/Kepler very soon, it wouldn't be smart at all to upgrade now.

Your GTX 470 should serve you just fine for BF3:

Well I figure the Kepler line will be pretty expensive upon release, I was hoping to grab a quieter/cooler/more efficient card during Black Friday.
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