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post #21 of 40
of course its worth it. it is a high end gpu and it will be for a while. just because gtx 580 came out doesent the other generation is slow.

gtx 480
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od i have a GTX 480 an cannot stand the fa noise when playing games ( fans on auto)
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The gtx 480 is the best video card of 2011 period. Its the 8800gtx of its time. People who care about heat and noise get an HTPC. Who cares about either if you have quality parts. I have two of them and neither is an issue. I have them both overclocked and they never go above 80c. Awesome card get it. Later you get a 2nd one for cheaper. U cant lose.
Edited by SimplyTheBest - 2/20/11 at 5:13pm
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post #24 of 40
Go for the 480.
First its a non-reference cooled card, so dont expect that much heat. Also the noise is much lower than that fan blower on stock 480s.
This 480 is 50mhz oc-ed and memory runs at 4000 (effective), so it IS faster than a stock 570 (since they are considered equal). You can oc both but even with lower clocks thanks to its bigger bus and more ram, it wins in minimum frame rates and can handle higher aa/af.
Now your psu will be fine, just make sure to hold on OCing it as you can change 3 volts (core, mem, pll) And power consumption just shooooots to the roof when upping the volts... so ease on the oc.
And make sure you have a good case airflow, all cards needed it especially a 480.
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Originally Posted by colaxs View Post
Thanks for the replies guys. Just a quick question. i've read that the 480 needs a huge power supply. I have a corsair 750 HX. Would this be adequate to run it along with an OCd i5 2500K?

And@faisal11iraq There's an auction where someone's listed the msi gtx 480 at 1200 Dhs. Am thinking of bargaining and getting it for around 1100. That would be a good deal right?
Ive used Corsair TX 750 with my GTX 480 @ 900Mhz + core i7 930 @ 4.44ghz. You will be fine
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post #26 of 40
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Originally Posted by SimplyTheBest View Post
The gtx 480 is the best video card of 2010 period..
No it wasn't.
It was the fastest single GPU solution.

But the best? Hmmmm.
You can't be basing that off sales compared with the 5870.
It got scorched.
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post #27 of 40
I meant best video card of 2011 considering the price they are available at. $300 and below you cant beat the power you get.
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post #28 of 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by SimplyTheBest View Post
I meant best video card of 2011 considering the price they are available at. $300 and below you cant beat the power you get.
Or the heat generated
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post #29 of 40
The MSI 480 Lightning is supposed to be the best version, it has 1 6pin and 2 8pin connectors.. screw those 560ti, its a midrange card, and every1 praises it like its a god, the 480 lighting will blow that thing away.. dont even think twice
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post #30 of 40
Thread Starter 
alright then, i shall take the plunge Thanks for the replies guys. It's been a nervous few days lol.

Last doubt, i promise. Will the 480 fit inside my CM 430 Elite case? Or do i need to upgrade to an HAF case to prevent my system from baking?
    
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