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What's the best GTX480 Card available right now in terms of bang for your buck?

Also, the GTX480's seem to be about $100 more than an unlockable 6950 2GB.. (here in Canada)

Does anybody know if the 480's will price drop any time in the near future?

Thanks
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Resale value for reference cards are typically higher, take that into consideration as well.. Price drop will systematically occur during new releases... probably Q3 of 2011.
 
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i really like to stick with the older cards that still play everything at raelly high fps (60+) with max texture settings. the higher the res, the less anti alising you need, accoring to 3dgamguy on youtube. i dont have a 2500x1600 monitor so i cant verify that. to me, real enthusiast, get a nice set if cards and stick with them until those badboys are ready to be upgraded becase a new gen of games. not cus i will get 150 fps with newer $400 cards. simply ridiculous.
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Um ... RV ... don't you already have a '480 Questions' thread going on?
    
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Reference GTX 480 with a waterblock on it (I like Koolance) for best temps, THUS, best overclocks.
    
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the higher the res, the less anti alising you need, accoring to 3dgamguy on youtube. i dont have a 2500x1600 monitor so i cant verify that.
Oh it's definitely true. That said, you do still need "some" AA at 2560x1XXX, but 2-4xAA completely eliminates jaggies in most situations.
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I'd get an EVGA for the their customer support, or MSI's cooler version for cooling. Hope your upgrading goes well
    
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