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i just bought 2x 480s that arived yesterday for 500 dollars for the pair including freight and i am extremely happy with them. Yes they are on the hot side and use alot of power but
i would buy it for that price again in a heart beat. And as long as you dont pay your electricity bill you should be fine.

I was previously running a trifire 6990 set up and these cards are brilliant.
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I don't really like high resolution monitors. I sit some what close to my monitor and I hate when I have to drag my eyes all the way to the other side of the screen just to see whatever. And when I meant "mainly concerning the power consumption" etc I meant is it a good idea to spend $249.99 on a high performance graphics card with high power consumption and heat. If it's not that far off from the GTX580 than I will be getting this card.

In that case, I'd take this advice:
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For 250 grab a HD 6950 or GTX560 Ti. You really dont want the heat for the summer.

You don't want the heat, you probably don't want the noise, and the extra power will hardly be helpful at that resolution.
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post #13 of 50
For 250 dollars there is nothing faster. Grab an aftermarket cooler for another 50 and you will get better then a GTX 580 performance.

With an Arctic Accelero on my old 480 I was getting 7k 3dmark 11 scores.

At 250 there is literally no better price/performance card availble. Highly recomended. I would caution you though that you can probabally find the card even cheaper if you look.
    
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It's a mere tick under the performance of a 570 and which is $300+ and has more vram, so yea it's still a good deal.
If you look around you may be able to get one for cheaper.

Meh, 480 > 570.
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At 249 its about the most powerful single card you can buy. Its about the same performance as one of my gtx295s but is DX11. Just make sure you have good air flow an your good.
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I think u can still get the reference zotac gtx 480 for 180 or 190 from zotac.com Then you can drop an arctic or zalman cooler on it.
Edited by Quesoblanco - 2/28/12 at 8:19pm
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OK. I have made my decision to get the GTX480 biggrin.gif. All though it has some down sides it's still pretty much a dope version of the GTX580. biggrin.gif

Thanks guys. smile.gif
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Msi 560 ti 448 core is quieter, cooler, and can be had for 250-270 and overclock like crazy
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man and i was debating about picking up a 480 with waterblock for 200. guess i know which route i'm going.
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i have been looking to try and find some waterblocks for mine and they are hard to find.
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