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Im thinking about selling my 480 and getting a 570. I know i wont see any performance gain, but the card will run cooler than the 480.

the 570 is ~350$, if i can sell the 480 in that range, should i get a 570?

i just hate how i paid 500+ for a video card, and 5 months later a 350$ video card matches it, and drops the value of the 480.

what do you guys think? Should i even bother doing this?
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Unless the heat really bothers you, I would keep the 480.
    
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Id say stick to the GTX 480 and get yourself another one for SLI and you will have double the performance.

You can always by the AXP cooler like I did and it keeps my GTX 480 very cool and very quiet and can't hear it at all.
 
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Originally Posted by emin911 View Post
Im thinking about selling my 480 and getting a 570. I know i wont see any performance gain, but the card will run cooler than the 480.

the 570 is ~350$, if i can sell the 480 in that range, should i get a 570?

i just hate how i paid 500+ for a video card, and 5 months later a 350$ video card matches it, and drops the value of the 480.

what do you guys think? Should i even bother doing this?
No. You will get around 280-290 dollars for the 480. For little to no increase in performance, I would keep your card.
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post #5 of 22
dont bother spending the money unless you are very wealthy... no reason to switch to a 570 ... like others said...you could easily buy a 2nd 480 for less than a 570 costs probably ..
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post #6 of 22
Very much a side-grade. Wouldn't net you much, if any performance gains. I wouldn't do it.
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post #7 of 22
the gtx480 isnt that old. keep it or get a better air cooler for gtx480.
post #8 of 22
Take your money and buy an aftermarket cooler for that bad boy and KEEP YOUR CARD.
    
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Would be pretty stupid IMO, can 480 not run anything you want, Kepler will be here by years end and if you sell the 480 and get the 570 and Kepler drops then what?
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post #10 of 22
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i just hate how i paid 500+ for a video card, and 5 months later a 350$ video card matches it, and drops the value of the 480.
That's why you don't buy top of the line. If you were after value, you would have taken two mid-ranged cards and SLI'ed or Crossfired them.

Though if you're still looking to spend money, I'd suggest the 2nd GTX 480.
    
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