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Theres that Evga Gtx 480 SC with the HF bracket and the backplate for $369.99 after rebate on newegg, and I was wondering if I should get it. I have to work super hard for my money, so is it worth it to buy this, or should I get something else? I eventualy want to go for triple screens (I think). Would it still be worth it if I wasn't going to go for triple screens? Thanks!
    
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I would say dont risk the rebate and buy a used GTX 480 here (or elsewhere) for 300 dollars or less.
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you want to buy a GTX 480 SC back plate and HF bracket, then jump on it?!?!?! if thats ur question then GO DO IT!!! XD

but if your question is to buy it, then no, if u want triple monitor setup, u need 2 cards in SLI or you can use an ATI card, which is the reason i have an ATI card, because i run many monitors at once,

alternativly you can get 2 MSI GTX 560 Ti in SLI, it will give you the performance you want (maybe better) and your tri monitor setup for less! i think.. i havent check prices in a while since i am not planing to upgrade in a while

as you can see i am not a fanboy to either sides, and have enjoyed many of the products from both sides.
Edited by Pentium4 531 overclocker - 2/9/11 at 6:20pm
    
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Why not risk a rebate? Also, I need to have a lifetime warranty with my product, so if I buy it used from someone, they might not help with rma, or they say they will, except if you really need to rma it, they disapear off the face of the earth.
    
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Why not risk a rebate?
I sent one to Asus 4 months ago and it still hasn't arrived yet. I sent one to MSI over 6 months ago and it hasn't arrived yet.

I also hate how they send you payment in a form of a debit card. So its $370 after rebate? That's too high imho, even with the high flow bracket and backplate (they are mostly gimmicks).
Edited by youra6 - 2/9/11 at 6:24pm
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post #6 of 16
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I would say dont risk the rebate and buy a used GTX 480 here (or elsewhere) for 300 dollars or less.
Buying used or open box is a pretty good idea on a tight budget. Although as far as Evga is concerned, they've been super fast with my rebates in the past. Much faster than Corsair and MSI at any rate.

So far I haven't had any declined.
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Why not risk a rebate?
theres one thing iv learned about mail in rebates and that is, you will never see that money ever again GL HF

im kidding, just if you want to risk the rebate then go ahead, it looks like a great card, but ull need another GTX 480 in the future to run tri monitor, and if u do rebate, then make sure you track it every 2 weeks or so, or you may lose it.

and in my opinion, the GTX 480 is not worth it anymore, go for a 580, or 570, its faster and less heat output, and in general a much better card. even though you are paying a premium, you get a lot

EDIT: OH MY BAD YOU ALREADY HAVE A GTX 480!!! LAWL OK then yes with what i said before about heat and energy... and MIR... but a pair of GTX 580 SC is smexeh!!! just make sure you got a good way to cool em. hmm.... in my place, i probably would buy the second card, but you have to account for cost of multi monitor, and weather or not ur gunna use 3D vision
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I sent one to Asus 4 months ago and it still hasn't arrived yet. I sent one to MSI over 6 months ago and it hasn't arrived yet.

I also hate how they send you payment in a form of a debit card.
same with OCZ, but i waited 8 months!!!!! and i had to issue a new rebate after some conversation with one of their employees
    
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same with OCZ, but i waited 8 months!!!!! and i had to issue a new rebate after some conversation with one of their employees
8 months?! Jebus... Evga offers rushed processing for like $3. Yeah it kind of defeats the purpose of the rebate, but if it's a big one it can be worth while to avoid the waiting game. I got my rebate back in under a month last time!

Another option OP might want to consider would be selling his current 480 and putting the money towards a 590 when that launches!
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whatever you do, DO NOT jump on the card.

you might cut your foot, or fall...
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