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post #1 of 24
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Hello all. I am sort of on a budget currently with only $200 to spend. My entire PC I use is crap. I am planning on upgrading my entire PC but have no clue on what to begin with. I read a lot of things that the 480 was the best price for performance card, but of course, I also read the complaints it had for noise/heat. I want to know if this think would be able to run BF3 on ultra (MSAA can be disabled)? I also was wondering if you would rather recommend me get the 570 for better cooling.

480 is in my range being $200 (The sale won't be going on long so now or never) but the 570 is $270 and I read it is slower than the 480 but cooler. As long as my computer doesn't blow up and can at least let me record my games with a good FPS, I would definitely go with the 480.

New build:

EVGA GTX 570
Edited by Firelance666 - 4/22/12 at 6:23pm
post #2 of 24
I say get what you can afford first. But the 570 is quieter, less power draw, and like you said cooler. For performance I think they honestly trade blows. But it just depends on how you feel about noise, power, and heat. You have to decide that. thumb.gif
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Hi, welcome to Overclock.net

What are your computer specs at the moment. If you're looking to upgrade you want to make sure your power supply can handle the new card. You also don't want too powerful of a card if your cpu is really slow and holding you back.
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post #4 of 24
If I was you, I'd try to go for the 570, though with a $200 budget, it'd be a difficult find. The 480 is nice, but like you said, it's louder and runs hotter. Performance-wise the 570 has the edge-- put simply, it's pretty much the better card all around.

Just a little help, when you think to upgrade, the best places to start are the CPU, video card, and hard drive. These are where the main bottlenecks occur if not done right. It's important to note that a slow CPU can severely bottleneck a video card, so this may be your first place to address. What CPU do you have?

Edit- oh yes, and make sure your power supply can handle an upgrade; and that your case could fit a new video card.
Edited by whitingnick - 4/22/12 at 4:10pm
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post #5 of 24
GTX480 pretty much has the same core specs as the gtx570 but with more V-RAM and lower core and memory clocks. Overclock the GTX480 a little and setup a good fan profile setup and you will have a vary nice card. The extra v-ram will help running bf3 on ultra, less frame drops, plus both cards have a good OC range. Why pay more for a GTX570 when all you gonna get is less vram, heat, and power draw.

If you want low power draw and heat output look into getting a 7870.
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What size is your screen?
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post #7 of 24
I agree with the 480 recomendation. 1.5 gb of VRAM I think should be the minimum you look for when buying a card now. It will help you in a few titles now and will make you more future proof. The 570 has terrible VRM's also and that will limit it's OC potential. Many people on this site ahve had 570s blow up on them. The 480 is as sturdy as they come and is only 3% slower clock for clock then the 580. Push that puppy up near 900mhz and you have stock 580 lightning speed in a 200 dollar package.
    
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post #8 of 24
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Hello and thanks for the quick replies.

My current specs:

XFX 8800 GTS 512 MB

Asus P5N-T Deluxe

Intel E8400 @ 3.00GHz

Two (2) 596 GB HD

One (1) 200 GB HD

As for the hard drives, they are so old I don't even know what RPM they are.

Like I said before, I only have $200 as of now. My birthday is coming up (May 7th) and will be getting some money from relatives.

As for the 480 or 570, it is a tough decision for me. I mean, I know the 480 is a older card but for the $210 it costs the extra $60 would come in handy. However, I am not getting to happy as I know this deal won't go longer than a week. I mean, unless I bought the 480 now and got enough money later, but I don't know about that.

But if someone can provide some benchmarks, the 480 is faster than the 570, right? I read it also has more VRAM (which I think comes handy in games like BF3). I also like the better warranty, but this time it is not important. 480 has 3 years (which I hopefully will upgrade by then) and the 570 has lifetime. Yes I know the 480 runs way hotter and requires more power, but can this thing reach close to 580 specs? I saw some videos comparing the two cards and the FPS was off by a couple.

As a solution to the 480, could I possibly get a cooler for it, set the fans high, and just have nice air flow in my case?

The current case I have is the Antec 900 which is still a pretty large case, but would a 480 or 570 fit?

And as for my resolution, I run 1920x1080 @ 60Hz.

Thank you guys!
post #9 of 24
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pZB4FMp-2w
Thats with the gtx570 having a faster clock speed.
Clock for Clock the gtx480 is better.

Save that 60 bucks and sell your current c2d setup and pick up a i3 setup.
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post #10 of 24
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I know this is a stupid question but I'll ask it anyway.. The 480 wouldn't work with my current CPU, right? And would getting an i5-2500k (if possible) be better than to get the i3? I mean I know it would cost more but I would try to find some work and get the extra $$$...

I am still looking at the 480 but the heat and noise is making me look at the 570.. I mean I know it is hot, but would it be possible for my PC to start on fire (or even my other components burn) if it is really that hot? I play maybe about 5 hours max everyday..
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