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Kinda worried about all those 570 death threads.
What 570 death threads? I visit [H], TPU, Anandtech, Tom's, EVGA, and here. The one 570 death thread is here.

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480 performs basically the same as a 570. Runs a bit hotter and louder but at least it shouldn't catch fire like a lot of 570's seem to.
10 or less cards in 3-4 months that the 570 has been out isn't alot of 570's catching on fire lol. More 6950's got bricked from flashing to a 6970 but people still do that. Not a big deal faulty cards happen.
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What 570 death threads? I visit [H], TPU, Anandtech, Tom's, EVGA, and here. The one 570 death thread is here.



10 or less cards in 3-4 months that the 570 has been out isn't alot of 570's catching on fire lol. More 6950's got bricked from flashing to a 6970 but people still do that. Not a big deal faulty cards happen.
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Yeah those are the same cards posted here
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post #24 of 66
Not a stupid move at all. They're pretty good value for money now. They can be had for less than £200, i paid £240 for my 5850 on release D:
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For what it's worth, if I were in your same shoes I would have gone with a GTX570.
    
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Yeah those are the same cards posted here
Yeah some are but not all, and what about Google??

I'm not trying to get you to defend ur purchase or anything but their is more than one thread on OCN about it.
    
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post #28 of 66
good move. hope you watercooling that 480. the temps i was getting playing starcraft was around the 80's. after watercooling its 30c idle 41c after starcraft.

i was using a 360 rad with 980x with it.
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post #29 of 66
I got a GTX480 for £200, and seems the next cheapest GTX570 was £270, and they perform absolutely identically, apart from at higher res were the 480 actually pulls ahead due to more vram, and when you overclock a 480 you can start matching GTX580's. Plus the GTX570 deaths.

The GTX480 is a much better choice.
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post #30 of 66
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More 6950's got bricked from flashing to a 6970 but people still do that. Not a big deal faulty cards happen.
You do know they have DUAL bios for recovery right? AMD made them ridiculously easy to flash and even built in a backup in case you brick it.

In my personal opinion I think you made a good call for the 480>570
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