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I have the opportunity to get a Galaxy GTX 480 with a Zalman VF3000F cooler installed for $290. I would use it in SLI with my other gtx 480. Is it worth it, or should I just buy a stock 480 and get the cooler seperate?
    
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I think that's definitively worth it.
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Hmmm.. I would wait to buy a seperate 480 as they can go on sale for around $210-$220. I have seen a couple in the for sale section on here and Hardforum for $200 but they go pretty quick.

I'm sure you could just buy a GTX 480 and cooler separate for cheaper.
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I am pretty sure you can find a better deal...
Does you 480 have the default cooler? Why bother with getting another aftermarket cooler*I know for better temps. but it would look odd.
I say find another Vanilla/SC GTX 480 and be done. Add the aftermarket coolers when you have both in your hands.
I am kind of in your shoes, I will be getting another GTX 470 for 150 shipped to me, I would have to get another waterblock to complete the gpu watercooling. I am waiting a bit.
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Wait a bit for a cheaper 480 option. 290$ is a bit high even with a 3rd party cooler.. Which would make the RMA process more difficult.
 
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if it's about getting a new vid card, imho, its always worth it.

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