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480>then 570. MOre phase power , more ram better card Water cooling best thing. i got mcw80 on mine and i7 in loop on a 480 rad. was @ 56 deg hottest but cpu adds 10degs to gpu. gpu adds 5 degs to cpu. But ya good call .

to water cool all you need is take of heat pipes cooler and mount mcw-80 or the 60. was great evga shipping my 580 here.hope to get Friday.
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I have a ASUS GTX 480, and don't regret it one bit! Never goes about 73C when playing games, it seems that the TIM has cured in, Iv'e never seen it go higher than 80C..... only 1 time when I left the Fan at 30% and it hit 105C
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Keep your 480, it has overclocking potential, the gtx 570s dont. overclocking a 570 is proven to bring on premature death. i took my 570 back bc I dont like to be limited.
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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.
One of the reasons why I like the GTX 480 SOC. Gigabyte gave it dual bios.
    
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I'm not trying to get you to defend ur purchase or anything but their is more than one thread on OCN about it.
*** are you talking about lol my 570 didnt fry. Anyways I didn't purchase my card and if I wanted a different card I would have one Im defending against FUD

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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.
Not the ones who permanently damaged their memory and get artifacts/crashes even after flashing back.

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Keep your 480, it has overclocking potential, the gtx 570s dont. overclocking a 570 is proven to bring on premature death. i took my 570 back bc I dont like to be limited.
What had been proven is going over 1.1 or disabling OCP brings 570 death. You can get 200+ core and 200+ memory overclocks under the limit. http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/8919...ng-thread.html Tons of heavily overclocked 570's doing just fine
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I have stock cooled reference Zotac GTX480 and its ROCK SOLID @ 850/1025MHz w/1075mV..
(@ these clocks it's even faster than GTX580)

With my custom fan profile it never hits 85C in any game or benchmark (3DMark 11,Heaven etc) and fan ramps up at 80%..

To me it's not too noisy and I pay little attention to it when I'm gaming..

GTX480 is a GREAT card especially at current prices..

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*** are you talking about lol my 570 didnt fry. Anyways I didn't purchase my card and if I wanted a different card I would have one Im defending against FUD
I never said you did fry your 570 and I hope you don't. I'm glad you got the card you wanted. I think the 570 is a good card from the reviews and the way people are so defensive about them.

I was almost going to get a 570 until this came up.
And there's still more than 1 GTX 570 death thread.....
    
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give me a ratio then... for ever one dead card, how many 570s are still going? Also stop trying to scare people away from flashing their 6950s it is harmless. if your card is artifacting at stock clocks then its a bad card, no buts about it.



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*** are you talking about lol my 570 didnt fry. Anyways I didn't purchase my card and if I wanted a different card I would have one Im defending against FUD



Not the ones who permanently damaged their memory and get artifacts/crashes even after flashing back.



What had been proven is going over 1.1 or disabling OCP brings 570 death. You can get 200+ core and 200+ memory overclocks under the limit. http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/8919...ng-thread.html Tons of heavily overclocked 570's doing just fine

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give me a ratio then... for ever one dead card, how many 570s are still going? Also stop trying to scare people away from flashing their 6950s it is harmless. if your card is artifacting at stock clocks then its a bad card, no buts about it.
I'm not trying to scare people from flashing I'm using it as a comparison to show the risk is very low. 10 or less 570's fried check out the Steam survey the 570 is one of the highest selling cards the last 3 months so the ratio has to be low. And like you just said about artifacting at stock if the 570 dies without disabling the safety features it was a bad card RMA it.
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sounds like its not a hardware problem. Games ? I've never got a problem in any game, especially BF2.
Sounds like you best go and sort it out for them then!
Because they all think it's a hardware problem!

Some do it, and some don't! And I'd test as soon as possible. And if it does it, I'd send it back and try another
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