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At 1440 x 900, a GTX 480 doesn't seem ideal unless you plan on upgrading your monitor sometime soon. In fact, I'd rather put that $249.99 toward a new monitor.

i dont get this. why won't you want a powerful video card even if it's just at 1440x900. you're also gonna spend the same amount of money on a lesser card.

at your resolution the gtx 480 won't even load at maximum most of the time so expect it to have better temps and not so bad power consumption

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Don't start going of topic please. And I won't be upgrading this PC for quite a while so might as well get a good card to last me a year or three, also I'm not a performance guy. Just need 30FPS and good image quality.
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i have been looking to try and find some waterblocks for mine and they are hard to find.

Marketplace is the best place to look. EK had them in stock a month ago when I was looking for 470 blocks, so you may check there.

I know Wermad has 3 blocks, but not for sale as far as I know, but the way he goes threw hardware, they may be sooner or later.. xD
 
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Now that i start to think, OP you should get an HD5870.

They run nice and cool, and are MORE than plenty for your RES.
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For under $300? Jump on it. Yes it's hot, yes it needs a goodly amount of power, but it's only 250w or so unless you clock it hard, and it's only a few degrees hotter than other cards of the period, like the 5870.
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Oh, I forgot to ask. Anybody know where to buy a backplate for it. They must be able to ship to Canada BTW.
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Oh, I forgot to ask. Anybody know where to buy a backplate for it. They must be able to ship to Canada BTW.

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are you guys high?

FYI multiple monitors = ATI in the meantime

1 monitor + dual GPU + EVGA = win hands down

side note: its hot its power hungry feed it necessary fans geez people do you know what site your on??

For that sweet FPS i would definitely get another GTX 480 to add to my TRI-SLI

why do i even need it? because i want to try running it on multiple monitors. Just saying my major is going to be computer science so i'm going to be scrolling through ****loads of code but when it comes to gaming dont you want those sweet frames when your in a tank on BF3. i WOULD

its still beastly GPU and still as good as a 570 or even a 560TI

Guy above me doesn't even know EK or probably the history of it. *cough* W/C
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For whoever wanted a block for the 480
http://www.overclock.net/t/1222441/koolance-gtx-480-full-cover-water-block
better hurry biggrin.gif and your welcome thumb.gif
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I just bought one of these yesterday to upgrade the 560ti in my spare rig. Its an unbeatable deal if you ask me. You are more or less getting GTX570 performance for $90 less, and its a much more nostalgic, and awesome looking card if you ask me. The fan is only loud after 70% or so, and you shouldn't need that much speed if you have a decent case. I am looking forward to comparing it with my 580 in all aspects. I even have a spare 580 reference cooler I might try to put on it.
It is one of the best looking cards of all time too!
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