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Should I? almost $600 with shippin
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you have a gtx 480 already... really? Don't buy.
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Not a really good step up from a 480, you could get another and SLi it since 480 prices have dropped

Edit: if you don't mind open box http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...526R-_-Product
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I just put on a gentle typhoon gt-15 about 2.5 - 3 cm above gpu and my temps droped
8 degrees!!! Its a bit much to spend considering kepler could come in a year. I have an
NT type screen and woold like to upgade to ips or c-pva if the made a good one, better
overdrive.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by G woodlogger View Post
I just put on a gentle typhoon gt-15 about 2.5 - 3 cm above gpu and my temps droped
8 degrees!!! Its a bit much to spend considering kepler could come in a year. I have an
NT type screen and woold like to upgade to ips or c-pva if the made a good one, better
overdrive.
Wrong thread?

@SadSoul: First off: dont be sad, its new years eve. Hihi. Seriously though, I think you should save your money for a more substantial upgrade. The benches arent THAT far apart, although in many cases the 480 comes closer to the 570 (which honestly is more than enough for most resolutions) rather than the 580. I would wait for the next generation and go for it then! Ordered a 570 yesterday myself, and cant wait.

If you are able to reselll the 480 for a good sum though, I would consider it.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SadSoul View Post
Should I? almost $600 with shippin
Do you need?
Or just want?

If first answer is yes, go buy one.
If first is no and second is yes, go buy one.

Myself I think is a buy better card than the 480. Not just the power, but a lot cooler.
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We had some for sale in here for 400€/$535 but they ran out in like 5 minutes so I wasn't fast enough to get one for the 1055T/GTX275 PC... I would definitely get one and sell the 480.
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post #8 of 57
I upgraded from 2x480's to 2x580's and couldn't be happier. After selling my 480's it was only a few hundred more and they are much quieter and cooler not to mention a smidge faster. Plus, you'll be getting more TLC in the driver department. If you have the money, and you think you might want it just do it. I always say, get the best that you can afford. With V-Sync On they never top 65C and my CPU fans are much louder. With the 480's it sounded like a jet engine.
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Will it make you a Happy Soul?
If you answered yes, by all means DO IT.
If not, then...buy a 2nd 480.

Teh pr0nz on surround vision can make anyone happy....

post #10 of 57
At this point, save some money, save $200 and buy another 480 for around 300, spend extra money on artic cooling coolers, run circles around 1 580, profit.
Edited by Tom1121 - 1/1/11 at 3:49am
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