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upgrading from GTX 480... Spec me a card £400

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Hello

Currently have a GTX 480 but wanting to upgrade.... I have £400. Should I get another card and SLI or just get another single card like 580?

Spec me up folks!
    
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post #2 of 9
If your case has the airflow, and your PSU can handle it, grabbing another 480 would be the best for the $$
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Get a 2nd 480 and SLI them or you'd be disappointed with only 1 580 coming from a 480.
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prices are dropping for the 480 so this is probably a good move like you recommend guys i may even be able to get 3 how would that run??
    
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post #5 of 9
stay on 480 and dont get another graphic card it's better depend on what resolution you use them ...
if you are using 2560x1600 get another 480 if less than that res ... dont spend your money
    
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post #6 of 9
Hey get a second GTX 480 + Inno3D hawk cooler

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/244155

absolutely amazing cooler running at 70c max @ 824mhz core

so thats £240 for far more performance than the GTX 580.

Personally id just get the Cooler for £20 and OC that bad boy
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Originally Posted by defuz3d View Post
prices are dropping for the 480 so this is probably a good move like you recommend guys i may even be able to get 3 how would that run??
Trust me, as a guy who has 3 gtx480s, you don't need 3. Unless you're running multiple monitors at high resolutions, 2 is way more than enough horsepower for anything, if you are running multiple monitors at high resolutions, 3 won't help because you'll be out of Vram anyway (I found that out the hard way ).

Don't upgrade from a 480 to a 580, it's a waste. As far as getting a second 480... you could do it, but I'm not sure you need it yet. Since the price will drop further as time goes on, I would hold off picking up a second one until you have a specific game you are unhappy with performance wise. If you have a 1920x1200 resolution display or smaller, a single 480 should do pretty well for a while. (I don't mean to discourage an upgrade, gtx480s sli great, just don't blow money by upgrading before you will notice the difference).
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post #8 of 9
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thanks for all the advice guys i appreciate it alot great to have such help. sounds like going for another 480 will do the trick then I'm gaming on a 27".

looks like a good cooler that Pwnography. can't say i have heard of it though perhaps its underrated im intrigued
    
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Originally Posted by defuz3d View Post
thanks for all the advice guys i appreciate it alot great to have such help. sounds like going for another 480 will do the trick then I'm gaming on a 27".

looks like a good cooler that Pwnography. can't say i have heard of it though perhaps its underrated im intrigued
Yes so i was I, its very underrated , no instructions just a simple and very well designed cooler. Took an hour to install tops.

It was recommended by a friend im now getting 580 performance with better temps .
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