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So I already have one, but I was wondering if I should pick up another for $300 from the marketplace. I currently have a 1920x1200 monitor. Most games it runs fine, but some (the ones I play the most) lag pretty badly for me. I'm getting in the high 20s in metro 2033 and the high 30s in crysis in terms of fps. For me, the 20s and 30s are kind of laggy, I like to keep it 45fps+ for it to be smooth. This summer, I plan to pick up 2 more u2410s for nv surround (5760x1200). Should I wait until this summer, or should I grab a 480 now?
    
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Wait until the summer when they are dirt cheap, and just turn down some settings for now
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So I already have one, but I was wondering if I should pick up another for $300 from the marketplace. I currently have a 1920x1200 monitor. Most games it runs fine, but some (the ones I play the most) lag pretty badly for me. I'm getting in the high 20s in metro 2033 and the high 30s in crysis in terms of fps. For me, the 20s and 30s are kind of laggy, I like to keep it 45fps+ for it to be smooth. This summer, I plan to pick up 2 more u2410s for nv surround (5760x1200). Should I wait until this summer, or should I grab a 480 now?
I think you should wait for another 1-2 months. ATI 6990 and GTX 590/595 (if any) may bring those GTX 4xx's prices down.
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I'd wait until you find a sweet deal on some with water blocks on them already
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I think $300 is great deal for a 480 and you should get another now and enjoy your rig today.
    
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I'd wait until you find a sweet deal on some with water blocks on them already
Actualy, I already got an aftermarket cooler on my gtx 480 already, so I don't worry about temps .
    
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Prices for the GTX480 will not really lower any more IMO. On the used market it isn't going to be forced down until the next generation of products come along. On the new market, the 480 was not, and is not, a cheap chip to make, they are effectively out of production and are just selling left over stock.
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People are already selling their 480GTX already on these forums, from now for the next four months, you might be lucky to get a cheap deal but onwards after the four months you will get a deal in my opinion, people want to get the best cards, but SLI the 480's and yep, all good
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