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Old August 15, 2010, 08:25 PM
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I would personally go for 470GTX
I have a 480 GTX, people kept telling me not to buy it and get ATI because of heat and power issues, all of it are not true from what I seen, It does run hotter but no where near what people say..
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Old August 16, 2010, 08:13 AM
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Thanks for all the advice. I just used the Kill A Watt tool to measure the rigs usages and get 154watt idle and 285 watt max load. But games like HL2 and CSS use only 215watts. I think I have enough power. I mean 48amps and 600 watts and the card wants 550watts 38 amps. I'm just not going to overclock or SLI without getting a new Corsiar 750 or something.
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Old August 16, 2010, 01:34 PM
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why don't you save yourself 100 bucks get 4gb ddr3 1600 and put the extra towards a better card
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Old August 23, 2010, 10:18 PM
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Well I got the GTX 470 and it works fine. Still pulling less than 300 watts from the wall. Runs at 74 degrees C under long full loads. Great card overall.
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Old August 24, 2010, 06:08 AM
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With that case heat shouldn't be a problem. I recently installed a 480 with a high air flow fan in the gpu shroud and I can put my hand on the card. I can't believe how cool it stays. The flow is the fan pushes is 90 cfm. It has a 16db noise level so you don't hear it at all. The cpu fan is louder, and isn't really that noticeable either.
Whether you stay with one 470 or go sli, a good fan in the shroud will make a huge difference.
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Old August 24, 2010, 09:13 AM
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Ya I have not used either GPU fan setup yet but I plan on looknig into it. This is by far my favorite case out of the 4 gaming cases I have owned.
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Old August 24, 2010, 05:43 PM
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Just get a 470. They OC very well and will get you into GTX 480 territory.
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Old August 27, 2010, 07:55 PM
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i recommend the gtx470 but i would get a better powersupply like a 850 or high cause you want run dual cards
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