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post #21 of 66
You have two options here: Either get a new card or keep your gtx 480.
I think you should keep your 480 because the next generation cards are going to be released soon.The prices of the 600 series cards will be dropped since the 700 series will get released. Therefore, you can get a 670 for a cheaper price or get a 760 or 770.
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Originally Posted by Captain1337 View Post

You have two options here: Either get a new card or keep your gtx 480.
I think you should keep your 480 because the next generation cards are going to be released soon.The prices of the 600 series cards will be dropped since the 700 series will get released. Therefore, you can get a 670 for a cheaper price or get a 760 or 770.
I think I might do that and invest in audio now, or maybe a mouse or a MX Black Filco.
post #23 of 66
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I think I might do that and invest in audio now, or maybe a mouse or a MX Black Filco.

I think you should invest in a sound card or something. Save your money and wait for the prices to drop on the gpus.
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post #24 of 66
Go for a 7950, they are a very good value right now.
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Go for a 7950, they are a very good value right now.

He wants Phys X - which is kind of a waste of time (as somebody who owns a 670) but that's why he wants Nvidia.

I'd go for the FTW unless you're super concerned about noise - Mine is pretty audible with the unlocked voltage BIOS I'm running once the fan hits about 70% but it's still not as loud as my CPU cooler is when gaming.

If noise is an issue, look into the other options. If you ever plan on going SLI, stick with the reference cooler designs like the 670 FTW has. The FTW has a 680 reference cooler on it, which is pretty beefy for a 670.
     
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As far as overclocking the nvidia cards, its the luck of the draw due to the lack of voltage adjustment. I have not used an amd card in cfx, but have used Sli with nvidia numerous times and have never dealt with microstutter, or noticed it. Have you used sli before and experienced the microstutter yourself? Though, at this point I would go with an upgrade over sli gtx 480s. In my opinion, I would not let physx limit my choice of cards, as few games use it.
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post #27 of 66
Personally I'd get a 680 4GB or wait for the 7 series. If you can afford it get the best it will last you longer usually around 2yrs skipping every other generation, while still being able to max graphics and save money.
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post #28 of 66
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I think you should invest in a sound card or something. Save your money and wait for the prices to drop on the gpus.
I have a Creative X-Fi Titanium HD already, so maybe a DAC and sell the soundcard... IDK. I'm going to Hi-Fi meet in March so there must be something there that catches my eye. biggrin.gif
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Personally I'd get a 680 4GB or wait for the 7 series. If you can afford it get the best it will last you longer usually around 2yrs skipping every other generation, while still being able to max graphics and save money.
This seems like a good idea, because after 2 years, my 480 needs replacing, so the 2 year thing seems like a great plan, thanks! redface.gif
post #30 of 66
i got a 4GB 670 FTW and i couldn't be more pleased. you can make a custom fan profile to keep it quiet if you want. i keep mine cooler with a higher fan speed and it doesn't bother me at all. even running at full speed these are much quieter and cooler than the 480s.

I dont have one my self, but i have heard really good things, both for cooling and sound levels about the gigabyte windforce cards.
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