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I wouldn't even consider the GTX 480.

First, is old as hell, and it runs super, SUPER HOT. I mean it is actually hotter than the core of the sun.

You'd be better getting a 7870, not only is it faster, cooler and quieter, it'll overclock like a pro, and yield even more performance.

Thanks...good to know info.. so now I am looking at HIS or Sapphire 7870 or MSI or Gigabyte
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MSI Hawk FTW!
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post #53 of 62
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This case is the Azza Solano 1000 and is a full tower with 5 fans 3 of them are 240mm. I am not sure about it being able to support RADs but there is plenty of room.....the only problem I have is Height..on top of the CPU there is 150mm clearance because of the side 240mm fan. I could mount the fan on the outside but I don't want to do that now. I just want to get it going

Have the same case

Radiators will fit either in front a 240mm rad will fit or on top a 240mm will fit.

I would go with the rasa loop you will not be dissapointed!

And there actually easy to setup
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MSI Hawk FTW!

That card for some reason is

$25-$50 more than other similar cards.....I see it is overclocked but so are the others...can you tell me what your experience is?

thanks
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Have the same case

Radiators will fit either in front a 240mm rad will fit or on top a 240mm will fit.

I would go with the rasa loop you will not be dissapointed!

And there actually easy to setup

Thanks...I ordered a newly released (this month) Corsair Hydro Series Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler H80i and within an hour of purchase Amazon sold out. I see what you are saying about the fan...
there is a 120mm in the bottom I am thinking of putting the RAD for this at. I chose this because it looked easy to install plus I have a few choices in locations to put it in the case. I am not very experienced in putting these in so this is a start...
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That card for some reason is $25-$50 more than other similar cards.....I see it is overclocked but so are the others...can you tell me what your experience is?

I don't have personal experience. Only information I read off the internet.

Why is it more expensive? Well, you have to pay more for better performing and better quality components. When it comes to Graphics cards, MSI truly is one of the big leaders, and really know what they are doing thumb.gif
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http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4805060&csid=_61 $209 ----660ti

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4261141&CatId=7387 $319 --- 7950

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7542561&CatId=7387 $244 --- 7870

Looking for a chart best value card with best performance comparisons...looks like the GTX 480 has the best value

http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu.php?gpu=GeForce+GTX+480&id=100

Thanks boxwunder13.....I hope to make my choice today...$300 is more than I want to spend if a $200 ill get the job done..

Based on that bottom link I would say go with the 7870 then. Snipekill2445 is right about the gtx480. The 7870's are always going on sale, especially with new hardware coming out sooner than later. Or, you could get a 7850 and OC it. Also, you can always CrossFire the 7850 or 7870 later down the road instead of dropping a lot of cash up front. I have a Sapphire 7850 2GB and I love it. Cools like a champ and overclocked to the max without changing any volts. I will get into really over clocking it eventually.
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I don't have personal experience. Only information I read off the internet.

Why is it more expensive? Well, you have to pay more for better performing and better quality components. When it comes to Graphics cards, MSI truly is one of the big leaders, and really know what they are doing thumb.gif

Thanks for getting back to me....if you could pass along some of those links for me to review it would be appreciated. I do appreciate your input and help smile.gif
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Based on that bottom link I would say go with the 7870 then. Snipekill2445 is right about the gtx480. The 7870's are always going on sale, especially with new hardware coming out sooner than later. Or, you could get a 7850 and OC it. Also, you can always CrossFire the 7850 or 7870 later down the road instead of dropping a lot of cash up front. I have a Sapphire 7850 2GB and I love it. Cools like a champ and overclocked to the max without changing any volts. I will get into really over clocking it eventually.

Thanks for that information....your opinion is valuable as you are an owner....I am pricing products now. As i have a few choices right now it comes down to pricing...I have a big day today so hopefully I can have a decision by today...I really appreciate your help!!!
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http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/HD_7870_HAWK/1.html

That's a review of the MSI Hawk 7870. In some games, it comes very close to the 7950, so with some overclocking you'd have 7950 performance thumb.gif
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