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Never owned NVIDIA, might change soon.

Might be ordering the EVGA GTX 470 on Friday. I plan to get a backplate for it but was wondering about 2 things.

1: Is it worth it to look into a alternative cooler? Like one with a better fan to get more cooling for the same noise?

2: If I got it to about 800MHz what would I expect from performance/power draw when compared to a GTX 480at stock?


If you can recommend any alternative coolers that would be cool. I do not want to mess with water blocks right now.
Edited by Xzeara - 7/27/10 at 6:51pm
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Never owned NVIDIA, might change soon.

Might be ordering the EVGA GTX 470 on Friday. I plan to get a backplate for it but was wondering about 2 things.

1: Is it worth it to look into a alternative cooler? Like one with a better fan to get more cooling for the same noise?

2: If I got it to about 800MHz what would I expect from performance/power draw when compared to a GTX 480at stock?


If you can recommend any alternative coolers that would be cool. I do not want to mess with water blocks right now.
Well, I don't have any problems with the noise and heat production of my GTX 470 card, but aftermarket is more silent. This seems to be a good cooler for GTX 400 cards:

http://www.geeks3d.com/20100613/gtx-...-by-kombustor/

As far as performance goes. I think that a GTX 470 will be slightly faster in games than a stock GTX 480 when clocked around 800MHz. I don't know anything about power consumption at that level though
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