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No don't get 480 go for a 570 instead of a powersucking gpu
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I love my 580 i got a mcw60 in it (mcw80 dose not fit ) I got 900 mhz core on it 44degs full load folding i got i7 in same loop . never ran it with stock cooler. bc2 i get 90-120 fps. the 570 i seen alot die because of its poor 4 phase power. It scores better then the 480s i had. 480 is not a bad card.
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my single 580, could max everything, now i have two
another option is the hd5970 which can be found for $300-$350
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post #14 of 18
Another 5850 will be cheaper without having to sell/throw away your old. Your PSU will be able to handle two 570s or two 5850s, but it's really going to be pushing it if you want to run 480s or 580s in SLI.
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Originally Posted by SnakeEyez View Post
No don't get 480 go for a 570 instead of a powersucking gpu
570 doesnt have a good power phase design, and have been blowing up lately. So I wouldnt recommend a 570 over a 480
    
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post #16 of 18
That 480 is a real bargain at that price with the AX3 on it, however I think 5850 Xfire is still your best bet since you already have one and you won't have to fuss with resale.
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post #17 of 18
Whatever you do dont buy a 580 right now the 590 is just round the corner, I would expect the 580 to drop a bit in price, to be honest im shocked they havnt since the 6990 came out at least in this country you can get a 6990 for only £75 more than a 580 madness!
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post #18 of 18

IIRC, the 570s were 'blowing up' (the VRMs) because people were disabling OCP (over current protection) and pumping in excessive current to hit maximum overclocks. (950mhz and above) GTX 570s (especially the MSI Twin Frozr II variant as seen

) are exceptional cards that leave many of their bretheren/competitors in the dust @ 850-900mhz within voltage parameters. (and that TFII cooler is quiet and very efficient)

Edit: Comes with vouchers for free d/l of JC2 and Mafia 2 through Newegg.
Edited by Mongol - 3/21/11 at 2:11pm
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