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The guy who I was talking with told me to call back monday and see if he had anything else in stock that would be better basically. He was reading the specs of the 660 and was fairly impressed until he saw the memory bus/bandwidth.
I was thinking because I got the card from them with the lifetime warranty that i should be able to get one with a lifetime warranty as far as the rma goes am I wrong? I'm not trying to be an ass I just don't want to get ripped off here I spent alot on the power supply 850w and the build when I first built it. I know the 480's aren't worth that much cash but as far as performance I think they are still edging out the 570s at higher resolutions? Is a 580 a reasonable card to ask for or wait for, or am I being greedy. I would be happy with my old 480, I know its hot and all that but it would chew threw games for me and I loved it.
I play on 23inch monitors from the reviews the 570's seem to take the hit once you turn the resolution up, so the reason I was thinking about the 580 was because its basically a 480 with a better cooler from what I gather from the reviews.
I didn't tell the guy that card didn't even have the same warranty that the one I bought had I think this could be a way to get away from getting a 660 as I believe its an actual downgrade personally. So I'm asking you guys I know you guys know your stuff. The rma guy also pointed out that the 660 has pci 3.0. Honestly I know im probably opening up a can of worms here but I didn't think these cards were even coming close to maxing out pci 2.0 does 3.0 even matter? My motherboard is 2.0 so its not going to even support it anyways.
So what do you think would be a reasonable card to ask for or accept for a 480 rma?
I don't plan on overclocking the card just using it as it comes out the box as I did my 480, Ok i'm gonna shutup now thank you for reading my post and have a great holiday everyone.
The short version
I rma'd a 480 was offered a 660 don't feel that is fair due to warranty/being a less powerful card what nvidia cards would you guys recommend me asking if they have available as far as to replace my 480.