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I sold my GTX480's a week ago since I was getting a decent price for both, but miss them already. I am currently running on a GTX460 and was going to get two 580's but cant justify the price yet.

Should I wait a few months for the prices to drop and then get the 580's or should I grab the 480's again? I bet the 480 SLI setup will cost me half the price of 580's(used or new)?
post #2 of 10
580 SLi is barely faster than the 480 SLi.


http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/310?vs=308
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I wanted to get a whole new system with 580's in quad sli initially, but currently I am having to put funds towards something else. so still need a rig to play with (everything maxed out)

need some suggestions..
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LOL Funny thing

I sold my GTX 480 SLi a few weeks ago too, and I'm rocking a GTX 460 too HAHAHAAAHAHAHA


I'm waititng for pricedrop+watercooled edition of 6990 to drop and I'm getting two of those
 
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Originally Posted by TitaniumClocker View Post
LOL Funny thing

I sold my GTX 480 SLi a few weeks ago too, and I'm rocking a GTX 460 too HAHAHAAAHAHAHA


I'm waititng for pricedrop+watercooled edition of 6990 to drop and I'm getting two of those
hahahaha!

sucks man, I shouldn't have sold them ...I think I am just going to keep using my 460 for a few more months and see where the price drop takes me, how much did you sell yours for?
post #6 of 10
keep the 480, why sell them, they are powerful for now and tomorrow...
     
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Wait for the Galaxy 480's to go on sale again around ~230 and jump back in
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hahahaha!

sucks man, I shouldn't have sold them ...I think I am just going to keep using my 460 for a few more months and see where the price drop takes me, how much did you sell yours for?
I took 700 for the pair, had them covered in EK Waterblocks. I bought them on impulse when my 285's died. Those come back from RMA today so I'm going to be happy to have extra power, but I really do miss the 480's power
 
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If you can - hold out until the end of the year. The new generation is (according to the marketing) going to be amazing and much more power efficient/cooler than the 4xx/5xx series. That would be my suggestion.
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Originally Posted by TheBirdman74 View Post
I sold my GTX480's a week ago since I was getting a decent price for both, but miss them already. I am currently running on a GTX460 and was going to get two 580's but cant justify the price yet.

Should I wait a few months for the prices to drop and then get the 580's or should I grab the 480's again? I bet the 480 SLI setup will cost me half the price of 580's(used or new)?
Why would you do such a thing?

Going from 2 480s to a single GTX 460? That's brutal. Are you looking for more performance than 2 480s or similar performance?

You could try 2 6970s or 2 GTX 570s, or get another 460 but you will not get the performance you were getting from 2 GTX 480s
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