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I have the chance to get a new evga 480 for $250 and my brother offered to buy my 470 for $200. Would you say its a fair price/good decision? The 470 is the one in my sig, a proven 880 core fur mark stable with an after market cooler on it.
    
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http://www.anandtech.com/show/2977/nvidia-s-geforce-gtx-480-and-gtx-470-6-months-late-was-it-worth-the-wait-/9

I'd take the deal if I was you. seems like a nice leap in performance for $50.
    
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I would go for it, Great deal!
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I would go for it, Great deal!

I'm also asking if $200 would be a decent price for my brother in this context.
    
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200 is more then I would pay for a 470 if that's what you are asking. I also believe it is a bit above market value. On Zotac's website they are selling 480s for 200 new right now so you might look into that. Could hook up your bro that way as well.
    
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post #6 of 13
$200 is a pretty high price for the 470.

It's probably worth about $150 at most. It was possible to get a GTX 465 for $100 that would have a reasonably high chance of unlocking to a GTX 470.

As mentioned above, I got a brand new Zotac GTX 480 with an aftermarket Zalman cooler for $200.
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post #7 of 13
Your 470 is a good overclocker. Not many cards reach 880 core. You won't see a significant performance increase from upgrading.
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We have a member offering a 465 unlocked to a 470 (with a full waterblock) for 200.00 I offered 180.00 but no go.I can't see paying so close to what these retailers are offereing for brand new cards. GPU's lose their value fast, not my rules.If you can get 200.00 for a 1 year old 470 I say take it, and get into a new card for 250.00 (a card that performs better also). Those Zotac 480's are out of stock but just in case I got on the list.
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Ok, so it looks like my card isn't worth $200, I was kind of wondering when my brother offered $200 for it. I'll probably not do this then since i cant rip off my brother.
    
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post #10 of 13
I say $200 for the 480 and $150 for the 470 so it's still a $50 difference.
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