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hey guys so I am in this bad situation right now, I was running 2 460's in SLi, loved the performence untill one of them became defective and kind of died few days ago and another seems to be on its way out. so I am left with the option to upgrade, I got a evga sli3 board and a i7 930 @ 4Ghz cooled by a H70. My PC Sits under my table approx 1 - 2 feet away from my feet, I like to get the mood when gaming and mind excessive noise coming from the PC and cant afford aftermarket cooling of any sort.

I want the cards to run cool and quite, so I was thinking to snatch two 560Ti's? I also have the option to grab two EVGA 470's for $300 ish. But I hear they are VERY loud and run VERY hot(95C). Thats one of my concerns since I dont realy like the noise my Evga 460EE makes at 82C in game. I'd prefer to stick with the green camp but nothing is set in stone.


So my options are..
2x 560Ti would run me around $300, not bad performence and pretty quite cards?
2x 470's would give me moar power for the same price but it wil be loud and might be too hot in SLi?
2x 460's reference style cooler would be around $200 - $230.

What do I do? how are the 470's in general? too loud, and hot? Should I just wait longer? I have a single 22" monitor and want this upgrade to last me for the next 1 - 2 years.
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I would get the GTX 560 Ti's because they will run cooler and use less power.

2 GTX 560 Ti's OC'd is an extremely powerful configuration.
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I could bearly hear my GTX 460s, They do good.
I had the The Gigabyte GTX 460 OC Dual Fan
So quiet, Loved them.

If the GTX 560 is anything like them. They would do good.

But for the money, My vote is for the 460s

And my 470s when I was running SLI Were getting too hot. Hitting 100 on some moments.
I've had dual 460s, a 465, dual Gigabyte SOCs 470s and now Dual gigabyte GTX 480s

I love the 400 series. <3
Edited by MountainDewMadOScar - 10/31/11 at 7:22pm
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I could bearly hear my GTX 460s, They do good.I had the The Gigabyte GTX 460 OC Dual FanSo quiet, Loved them.
If the GTX 560 is anything like them. They would do good.
But for the money, My vote is for the 460s
And my 470s when I was running SLI Were getting too hot. Hitting 100 on some moments.I've had dual 460s, a 465, dual Gigabyte SOCs 470s and now Dual gigabyte GTX 480s
I love the 400 series. <3
So I should try getting the GTX460 in SLi again? Or try to get two 560Ti's because I am thinking even though they might cost as much as two 470's, I will actually have quieter cards and be able to fully use their powa while the 470's might get a loud and give me some over heating issues.

How are your GTX480's in SLI btw? are they too hot or too loud or can it actually be an option for me?

Thanks Guys + Reps.
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How old can they be? 18 months? They might be replaceable under warranty.
I'd at least contact the manufacturer before replacing them.
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How old can they be? 18 months? They might be replaceable under warranty.
I'd at least contact the manufacturer before replacing them.
They are EVGA cards, But I cant get the seller to get back to me in regards to the warranty or else I would have replaced them.
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They are EVGA cards, But I cant get the seller to get back to me in regards to the warranty or else I would have replaced them.
You should still call EVGA they may just go by the serial number of the card.
    
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