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Hey, im actually pretty new here. My video card had to go due to urgent bills

So here i am trying to decide on a certain aspect. If you look below, i have a 650 watts psu. My question?

gtx470 "superclocked"

or

gtx480

=overclocking potential vs psu (and of course $)

I heard the 480 has some issues though, when it comes to overclocking and their limit, due to excessive heat. And having read around here, the 470SC can be overclocked close to the 480. I'm assuming the 480s must use more power, and I could have sworn i saw it listed somewhere, the psu requiement was 650watts...forgot what "brand" though.

So would the 470SC ($249-279) be better, for the benefit of Voltage Tweak? Or is shelling out approx. $150 more for a 480 worth it, with a 650watt psu, (supposedly less OC potential).

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post #2 of 11
What brand PSU do you have?

GTX 570 is as fast as a GTX 480 for the most part and is cheaper/cooler/quieter.
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What brand PSU do you have?

GTX 570 is as fast as a GTX 480 for the most part and is cheaper/cooler/quieter.
The only reason to buy a GTX480 at this point is if you already have gone and you are looking to SLI. From a performance perspective, a 700mhz 480 = 730mhz 570; 800mhz 480 = 840 mhz 570; 850 mhz 480 = 900 mhz 570. So basically at stock they are about equal, and maximally overclocked they are about equal. SLI favors the 570s probably.
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post #4 of 11
Get the gtx 470, then overclock it. You'll get better result at lower price
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Yea, get the gtx570, better (cooler/quieter) than the 480 and cheaper too
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What brand PSU do you have?

GTX 570 is as fast as a GTX 480 for the most part and is cheaper/cooler/quieter.
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post #7 of 11
I would get a 570 if you can, It is pretty much what the 480 should of been. 650 Watts is plenty.
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Get the gtx 470, then overclock it. You'll get better result at lower price
I was thinking along the same lines.

Then again, I gotta look up the "$ vs. Quality" of the 570. No clue on what they're goin' for. Apparently its got a decent rep, with some the posts.
    
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post #9 of 11
Costs $350 and is even with a GTX 480/6970.
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I was thinking along the same lines.

Then again, I gotta look up the "$ vs. Quality" of the 570. No clue on what they're goin' for. Apparently its got a decent rep, with some the posts.
It's not really the same performance, because even if you math a stock 480, very few 480s cannot be overclocked.
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