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Old October 20, 2012, 11:54 PM
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You can get a used 480 for ~ 150 dollars. Thats absolutely the way to go. Performance wise they are still very good and the noise/power consumption isn't too bad. I have one running in my computer right now. If noise really, really bothers you, an aftermarket cooler is always an easy solution.
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660 ti are really expensive, around 300-350 dollars. On sale i expect 250 dollars!
I didn't mean the ti. Gtx 660 are currently on sale 210-220. I am sure they will go below $200soon. It has about the same performance as a 570/480, but uses half or less the power of a 480.
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480 hands down! I have owned 2 and have 2 friends that own 1 each. They do need good airflow. If you have good airflow they are not that noisy and can stay below 95c. You wont be disappointed in the performance.
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Old October 25, 2012, 06:51 AM
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480 hands down! I have owned 2 and have 2 friends that own 1 each. They do need good airflow. If you have good airflow they are not that noisy and can stay below 95c. You wont be disappointed in the performance.

thanks. they're tempting @ $200, plus they have stable drivers for XP64 - being out on the market for a while.

but Newegg loan-fraud-ed me, took a "12 months interest free" purchase & broke it into 2 orders, each of them 6 months interest free.

Tiger Direct has the 550 for a decent price, also the 550 2 GB.

but it's hard to find anybody besides Newegg who has the 480 for $200. Amazon has it for about $260.
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NCIX has some open box ones for $186 and non-open ones for $219.

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If it is between them three then the GTX-480 is going to be the fastest card out of that batch ,but you may wish you had'nt got it when you hear how loud it is when playing a game that needs the power.IF I was you I would go with a Plain GTX-660 ,you can get one for around $219 and it is a lot faster then a GTX-480 plus It only uses around 115 watts of power verus the 220 watts a GTX-480 would use and it sound like a jet when it has a full load on it ,plus it runs very hot .It runs in the upper 88C with a full load and the GTX-660 runs around 55C with a load.You will be kicking your self if you get a GTX-480 and could have got a GTX-660 for around $20 to $30 more.Or at Least I would .I had the GTX-470 infact I had a Tri SLI GTX-470 set-up and it was loud ,very irritating.When I got my GTX-670's it was like Heaven ,my case fans were louder then my video cards and they are Silent X fans.You want be sorry if you go with the GTX-660 ,I would go with the Gigabyte GTX-660 $209 with the $20 rebate.In the future if you need more power you can always go with another GTX-660 for SLi and not have to worry about needed a big power supply since they just draw around 115watts.Just look at the reviews very closely and you will see what I am saying.
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