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Yes now there are more than 0 alternate ways of cooling the 570HD, I'm not 100% on how many but the ones I'm pretty sure about are the arctic cooling AXP II which is $90 USD, or with a fair amount of modding to get the VRMs cooled you could also attach an all in one water cooler to it, but that would run 60+ USD. Because you don't absolutely need a card ASAP, then I would wait because the time/money/effort you'd spend making the 570HD into a good card will be more than just waiting for an okay deal on a better card.

Alright now that you've mentioned that you think you can handle the heat/noise because you'd only run it 10/7 then maybe the 570HD wouldn't be a deal breaker. Still though why don't you give me a number both in USD and in CAD and I'll try and beat that 570HD deal before it expires in 2 days and if I can't then you can buy that one. Maybe you could tolerate the heat/noise for 10/7 but perhaps with a quiet cooler that didn't run your card at such high temps you might be willing to fold more than 10/7.
Edited by juano - 11/20/12 at 3:04pm
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GTX480??

Should be real cheap now if you can get hands on one, wont need to worry about VRM' popping then if you fancy a bit of an overclock.
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Yes now there are more than 0 alternate ways of cooling the 570HD, I'm not 100% on how many but the ones I'm pretty sure about are the arctic cooling AXP II which is $90 USD, or with a fair amount of modding to get the VRMs cooled you could also attach an all in one water cooler to it, but that would run 60+ USD. Because you don't absolutely need a card ASAP, then I would wait because the time/money/effort you'd spend making the 570HD into a good card will be more than just waiting for an okay deal on a better card.
Alright now that you've mentioned that you think you can handle the heat/noise because you'd only run it 10/7 then maybe the 570HD wouldn't be a deal breaker. Still though why don't you give me a number both in USD and in CAD and I'll try and beat that 570HD deal before it expires in 2 days and if I can't then you can buy that one. Maybe you could tolerate the heat/noise for 10/7 but perhaps with a quiet cooler that didn't run your card at such high temps you might be willing to fold more than 10/7.
I don't really want to rush into a purchase for something as decent sized as a GPU. I just started thinking about getting one yesterday, so there is like a 3% chance I'll pull the trigger on that card, even though it's such a good deal, I want to do my research.

BTW, Thanks for all the help so far, + Rep for everything you've done up to now. smile.gif
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I don't really want to rush into a purchase for something as decent sized as a GPU. I just started thinking about getting one yesterday, so there is like a 3% chance I'll pull the trigger on that card, even though it's such a good deal, I want to do my research.
BTW, Thanks for all the help so far, + Rep for everything you've done up to now. smile.gif

Good, I don't want you to rush into that card either. tongue.gif

I see your number you gave of 250, is that in CAD or USD? Let's say I found a deal from a US etailer, would that add cost to you to ship from US to CA?
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Yeah, GTX 480s can be had for 160 USD BNIB by me, which isn't bad, and you can turn the furnace off with a couple of those running. lachen.gif
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Id say a used 580 noticeably better ppd than new 570 with aftermarket cooler
     
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Good, I don't want you to rush into that card either. tongue.gif
I see your number you gave of 250, is that in CAD or USD? Let's say I found a deal from a US etailer, would that add cost to you to ship from US to CA?
That would be CDN. I'm kind of thinking of bumping that number down to let's say around $200-$225, because if this 8057 WU "glitch" thing ever goes away then I'll just have a spare GPU bringing in a relatively low number for PPD.
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Glitch? It's new wu taking into account the much more efficient gpu processing compared to smp
     
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Yeah, GTX 480s can be had for 160 USD BNIB by me, which isn't bad, and you can turn the furnace off with a couple of those running. lachen.gif
A 480 wouldn't be a terrible choice IMO. it would be hot and loud still, but the difference would be the 480 would be running at ~89C out of a thermal limit of 105C, whereas the 570HD would be running the same ~89C but with a lower thermal limit of only 97C. I think you can do better than both (a nice Asus DCII or MSI TFIII PE with a GF110 of any variety at a good price is what you need), but I'd probably take the 480 over the 570HD.
Edited by juano - 11/20/12 at 3:24pm
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A 480 wouldn't be a terrible choice IMO. it would be hot and loud still, but the difference would be the 480 would be running at ~89C out of a thermal limit of 105C, whereas the 570HD would be running the same ~89C but with a lower thermal limit of only 97C. I think you can do better than both (a nice Asus DCII or MSI TFIII PE with a GF110 of any variety at a good price is what you need), but I'd probably take the 480 over the 570HD.
But you see the 480 take around 40 more watts than the 570, so the 40 uses a grand total of 250W.

When we get our power bill I will be flipped on multiple times for such a high cost if I get one of those cards I'm afraid, lol.

But the Keplar series isn't great at Folding? I thought they were decent, but not as good as the Fermi series.
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