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If you are getting worse performance with a gtx 470 than a gtx 450/460/465 gets then you are doing it wrong.
I really can't see how, I do on the occasion get some decent FPS, but for the time being, it doesn't cut it for me. And by performance I did actually mean price/performance. Sorry I was writing in context, .
    
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what is your cpu/nb set to?
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GTX570. but i would try a fresh install of windows and the latest drivers first and if it is still not performing right call zotac.
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Having owned the 6950, 470, 570, 560, 5870 etc, I say you should stick with your 470. Just grab an aftermarket cooler and overclock it to 800Mhz or higher (your card should do 850) and you will get ~GTX 570 performance (probably faster). There is no point upgrading to a 570 since it's only 15% faster and around 7% at the same clocks so it's not a worthy upgrade at all. A 6950 wouldn't be a bad choice as a 1GB model can be had for $215 after rebates and you could probably get around $180 for your 470 so it's good and the 6950 is pretty close to a 570 and overclocks pretty well. The 580 would be a good step up but it costs a lot more too. Don't bother with a 5870 since it's not worth it.

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GTX570. but i would try a fresh install of windows and the latest drivers first, any chance of a vantage run.
A 570 would be like getting a 480 for him. Not a worthy upgrade.
    
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A 570 would be like getting a 480 for him. Not a worthy upgrade.
good point, GTX480 for £200 new nowadays anyway.
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GTX570. but i would try a fresh install of windows and the latest drivers first and if it is still not performing right call zotac.
Only just got my SSD, fresh install, FPS's are fine, and what they should be, it just doesn't feel right, that's what I'm going by! It feels slower than the FPS is reading !
    
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Can't you SLI hack your motherboard?
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what is your cpu/nb set to?
http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1712743 I downclocked from 3.8ghz because of the temperatures... Not happy with my system cooling at all.
    
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i thought u had bad fps, my bad. but still weird that it doesn't feel smooth.
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i thought u had bad fps, my bad. but still weird that it doesn't feel smooth.
I know, I mean, it could be down to my mouse, my monitor or what have you, but my friend plugged his system into my monitor/mouse/keyboard/speakers etc..., and it ran smooth as a baby.

I'm not new to this "game" (pun not intended), I've fiddled round with nvidia settings, drivers, the works, get exactly the same results, every single time.

And one thing that is really really bugging me is my VF3000F, I've posted in the cooling forums about it, but failed to mention the fact that 40%-100% fan speed = no difference in temperature.

I've sat here for 3 hours now noting down what temperatures I'm getting, and basically, whatever temperature my graphics card is, half of the increase in temperature is what my CPU increases by. I don't think my case is pushing enough air out... as soon as I take the side off my temperatures drop by 6C.

I think the GPU is pushing the heat into the case, and for some reason, my case isn't dealing with it. Even though it's specifically designed to... For gods sake...

My case was £140, if anything has increased temperatures of my CPU
My graphics card cooler was £40, has reduced noise and temperatures a fair amount, but recently it's been terrible, idling at 46-50C. Used to idle at 33C. (could be due to ambient temperatures I know).
The H50 was £70, and has literally only reduced the noise levels of my CPU, from it's stock cooler...
I'm wasting my money here guys ...

£250 spent on cooling alone, I could have got a cheap liquid cooler for that with a case... :|

Infact wait, I've also spent £20 on fans, 2 of which didn't fit my old case, so they were wasted, then I bought 2 more fans for my H50, and they were £10 each, also got a shroud, that was £6, then I couldn't attach the shroud, spent £5 on screws, the screws didn't fit... so I used motherboard mounting screws with the H50 fan screws.

It's just getting beyond the joke... I've spent about £1200 overall, and I'm not reaping any benefits of having this sytem at all. YES, that is crazily expensive, but it's been over a year.

For £1200 I could have so much more, I'm beginning to think I was wiser before this build in not getting a desktop, and sticking with my laptop (if you want to see laptop specs check my profile).
Edited by Roxborough - 3/15/11 at 10:28am
    
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