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If your concern was thermals than the 560 was the better card, in sheer performance the 480 will clobber the 560 and has the benefit of unlocking more potential through improved cooling.

470/480 are best used under water or at the very least with aftermarket cooling.
    
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Hugely epic fail the dam card got too hot and froze my computer and all i was doing was playing dawn of war 2 i mean *** theyre are way more graphic intensive games than this and it shut down after 1 hour of dawn of war thats bs man i though i was gonna have a good gamer card but i guess i was wrong and they dont sell liquid cooling kits for this card at frys so im screwed if i keep it good thing i kept the reciept!!!!!!!!!!
    
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Yeah send it back, its for more advanced users.
    
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you should have upgraded your monitor instead :0
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yeah pretty much thats a big drawback with these ones....the 470/480 run insanely hot, loud, and draw large amounts of power..of course overclockers looking for that speed might not care but someone with taste for environmental comfort will not tolerate it...should just go with the 570 runs quieter and much less hotter for either on par or better performance clocked.

Get the ASUS DirectCU 570 it runs ultra quiet and has a good amount of power phases so you won't blow it up using afterburner...only baddie is the 2.5 slots being taken up by this beast!
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made for advanced user was that some sort of insult?
    
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I had a 480; cleaned out and replaced the TIM, made a custom fan profile, dropped load temps ~15C (I think it was somewhere around 75C, can't quite remember). I would let the fan ramp up to 80%, if I remember correctly; it was fine back when I was at home and my computer was on the floor with desk between my ears and the side of the case. I came to college and had to have it on my desk; the fan noise, three feet away from my ears, really started to get to me.

Heh, I sold it in favor of a 560, haven't looked back. Overclocked, I get similar performance (didn't have much luck OC'ing the 480) with >20C difference under load (I max out at 66C in a "warm" room) and a slightly audible fan (left on auto). I rarely miss the extra VRAM, just because I like to force the AA as far as I can go in the games I can run smoothly, but it's not much of a loss at 1080p.

I suppose it's not a fair comparison; I have a cooler magnitudes better than reference on the 560, whereas I had a reference EVGA 480. My experience probably would've been better if I had waited for the non-reference coolers to arrive, but I'm not missing the crazy heat production for marginal performance gains.

I see you opted for the 570. Good choice, but you should have grabbed the MSI Twin Frozr III version; it actually has proper VRMs (and obviously a legendary cooler).
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Yeah send it back, its for more advanced users.

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