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Which of these would be the best overall option?

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Taking into account Overall means that:
- Speed
- Noise
- Over-clocking
- Power Efficiency


are all taken into account

Please tell me what you think is the best Option and why, and what you think is the worst Option

$300 GTX480
-Stock Clocks
-Stock Cooling
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=51926&...SI%2FMicroStar

$300 HD5870
- 875core OC
- Custom Cooling
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=52551&...cture=SAPPHIRE

$300 GTX560 Ti
- 1GHZ core OC
- Custom Cooling
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=58365&...cture=Gigabyte

$280 GTX560 Ti
- 880 core OC
- Custom Cooling
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=58303&...SI%2FMicroStar

$305 6950 2GB
- Stock Clocks
- Stock Cooling
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=57653&...cture=Gigabyte

$280 6950 1GB
- Stock Clocks
- Stock Cooling
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=58501&...cture=SAPPHIRE

Thanks
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You have to kinda prioritize the things in your list there ...

How big an issue is price? Would you send in an MIR?

Are you comfortable w/OC'ing your card yourself?

Are you staying at 1600x900?

Do you care about having GPU PhysX capability, or Folding?

How important is quietness and power consumption to you, really?


Honestly they're all good cards at reasonable prices, so which is 'best' really depends on your priorities ...

The 480 at $280 after MIR is overall the most powerful card there if you take overclocking headroom into account ... but it's also the loudest and uses the most power out of all of them.
    
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Well the thing is, I really hate loud cards. I don't really game alot so my computer is mostly idle because i'm browsing the Net and stuff. But speed is also important to me. So you can narrow it down to Noise and Speed.

I was set on the GTX560's, the 5870 just popped up with a huge discount and then i saw the 480.

Power consumption really isn't that big-a-deal to me. To be honest i would Jump on the GTX480 if it wasn't soo noisy. but i've never personally had one so i only know its noisy from Benches.

I am currently running an HD4870 reference and it is Hot idles AT 80C with 25% fan and Jesus Christ is this thing loud. If the GTX480 runs louder then it's a no go.
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Also the resolution will most likely not change. I might Go 1080p in 3 or 4 months.
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