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Old March 4, 2011, 09:23 PM
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^^^ Throw a 2nd 570 in and you'll be able to close the vent again and turn down the heat ;)....you're running an HX 1kw for a single 570 & 3.8 Ghz.....you need another Card dude...and bump that OC up to 4 ;)
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Old March 4, 2011, 10:22 PM
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you must be calculate with your recive bill in continusly month .then we can process in kw/h billing.

my gtx 480 has extremly tdp.in first month ill sensed progressing of our billing and refer to how much playing 3d games

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Old March 5, 2011, 04:19 AM
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If you're worried about the electric bill, you can't afford the card.
This. A GTX580 is around 250W at load gaming, and a KWh where I live costs eight cents, USD. So for every four hours I game, it costs eight cents. That means if I was unemployed and could actually spend 40 hours a week gaming, the 580 would cost me eighty cents a week to run.

Of course, a person buys a GTX580 to get a single card level of performance, and you have to have a video card to game. ATi's most comparable product would be the 6970, which uses 49W less running Crysis. (the most demanding game)

AMD's Radeon HD 6970 & Radeon HD 6950: Paving The Future For AMD - AnandTech :: Your Source for Hardware Analysis and News

At the 49W difference, a person would need to game 20 hours for the 580 to cost eight cents more to run than the 6970, which offers less performance.

So if a person games 20 hours a week, on the most demanding game, over a year of time they will spend $4.16 more using a GTX580 than a HD6970. If you're considering high end video cards, the cost of electricity is about the last thing to consider.
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you shouldnt be worried about a $5 increase when buying a $500 card thats like buying a lambo and complaining that gas costs more than your prius ahaha
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Old March 12, 2011, 03:49 PM
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you shouldnt be worried about a $5 increase when buying a $500 card thats like buying a lambo and complaining that gas costs more than your prius ahaha
amen. Here's hoping this question falls more in the realm of science fair project curiosity rather than budgeting for the coming months.
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