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Well BF3 is not getting as many frames as I wanted, so I think I might buy another GTX 480. What do you guys think? Another 480 now for $200 for GTX 480 SLI goodness, or buy a $500 Kepler card next year?
    
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Buy one GTX 480 now, and then sell them both and put the money towards a kepler card next year.

All or nothing!
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Second 480.
I'm getting a third.
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Another 480 for $200 ofcourse.

Even @ stock clocks 480s hammer through 1920x1200. Just have to tame the heat especially in that case(800d).
    
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SLI that 480! No point in wasting $300.
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gtx 480.
infact get 2 while you're at it.
     
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post #7 of 16
Well for the amount of money your going to buy one Kepler or Southern Islands card, you can SLI your current 480 and have much much better performance.

Pricing is nice and low on the 480's currently. Though they run hot they are 'proven' work horses that perform and can handle it.

Just logical thinking. BF3 is tommorow, next gen cards, late Dec to mid Feb staggerd releases.
     
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800D and air cooled GPU's? Doesn't seem like a good idea.
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Ha my SLI 480s are getting 80-100fps and more in some areas on BF3 they are beast cards but thank god I got good airflow in my phantom or these cards will suffocate.
post #10 of 16
I agree with the majority here and recommend a second GTX480 for the 5 reasons below:-

a. Although Kepler is not released, two GTX480s (especially overclocked like your current one) will highly likely win over a single top-of-the-line single GPU Kepler (eg GTX680)

b. Two GTX480s will be hot, especially the upper card. Fortunately, your mobo has numerous PCIEx16 slots for you to space them apart for maximum good airflow. This should compensate that your 800D is not a very good aircooling case, especially when you do some cooling tweaking.

c. Your PSU is ready

d. The price is right

e. Frankly, I speculate that a 3rd GTX480 might even propel you past the Kepler generation and last until the arrival of Maxwell in 2013. Once again, your mobo and PSU are also ready for the 3rd card.
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