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well i have been thru my fair share of video cards. 3870 > 4870 > 5770 > cf 5770 > tri fire 5770 back down to a single 4870 > 4870x2 = died > another 4870x2 = died > 260 > sli 260 > tri sli 260 >480


i have not had good luck with 4870x2's they would run great, but then one day up and died..... frown.gif

all this in about 3-4 years.. crazy when i stop and think about it.

i ended up having to sell the 5770's went on a trip to mexio which helped fund me a super quick delivery on a passport and some $$

anyways ive been running tri sli 260's for almost a year and caught the sale on the 480's for $219 and figured i coudl do with a bump in power along with a drop in noise and power consumption. (water block is on it's way along with a EX 360 and 8 GT AP-15's)

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i think it's a worth while upgrade. resisting the urge to go SLI. i'm thinking next a new system all around is in order though.
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I might skip the GTX 480 SLI if I were you lol....

Maybe move to a 7 series AMD card in the future and ratchet down heat and noise smile.gif
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meh this one is going to be under water in about another day and i am usually a year or 2 behind in tech just for $$ standpoint i'm sure this one 480 will handle everything i play, it's just nows there's an empty hole in my case frown.gif
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meh this one is going to be under water in about another day and i am usually a year or 2 behind in tech just for $$ standpoint i'm sure this one 480 will handle everything i play, it's just nows there's an empty hole in my case frown.gif

480 is still a beast when it comes to its performance smile.gif

I was saying with ~2 years you could snap up the new gen for cheaper. That deal at Newegg was a heckuva deal for something in its price range and a good warranty and it;s what they were going for new.

Still have no clue why people are clamoring for Kepler Cards that are a 100% performance imporvement on a 1080p monitor 2cents.gif
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