Asus GTX 480 vs. Zotac GTX 480 AMP! Edition Tags: Graphics Cards Asus Gtx Zotac Graphics Last response: July 1, 2010 8:01 AM in Graphics & Displays Share xx spec op xx June 30, 2010 11:13:11 PM Zotac @ $545: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... Asus @ $485: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... The rest of my setup: -Intel Core i7 930 @ 2.8GHz -Gigabyte x58A-UD3R Motherboard -6GB of G.Skill DDR3 Tri-Channel RAM @ 1600MHz w/6-8-6-20 Timings -Corsair TX950 950W PSU -Scythe Mugen 2 Rev.B CPU Cooler -Western Digital 1TB SATA3 HDD @ 7200RPM w/64MB of Cache -LG 24X SuperMulti LightScribe Drive -CoolerMaster HAF 922 Case -Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Zotac Price:$1842.76 Asus Price: $1782.76 I was wondering which GTX 480 I should purchase. The Zotac has a lifetime warranty (upon registration), and amazing cooling compared to the stock (nearly half the temps - http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2010/06/21/zo...), but is $60 more expensive, pretty significant for me. I am also worried that although the Zotac will be cool itself, it might turn into a heater for the the rest of the system or my room. What do you guys think I should do? Edit: Also, I'm aware of the Zotac's slightly higher clock speeds too, but I'm only really in it for the extra Zalman cooling as well as the quiet. More about : asus gtx 480 zotac gtx 480 amp edition rolli59 a c 1408 U Graphics card a c 307 Ĉ ASUS July 1, 2010 1:30:39 AM It is up to you to decide if the $60 is worth it for a lifetime warranty. I would choose the Asus since 2 years from now it is time to upgrade again. m 0 l monsta a c 88 U Graphics card a b Ĉ ASUS July 1, 2010 8:01:26 AM I would definately go with the Asus too m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Reference gtx 570 vs zotac amp 480 Forum Solvedasus gtx 670 vs. zotac gtx 670 amp edition Forum Zotac gtx 670 amp edition vs asus gtx 660 ti dc2t top Forum Zotac AMP 480gtx wont work in x8 mode Forum Annisman's Zotac GTX 480 AMP! Giveaway Showcase Forum ZOTAC AMP GTX 480 AND GTX 285 for PhysX...Possible? Forum Zotac Amp! GTX 480 in SLI - Gaming Rig... $4000 (help) Forum Dual zotac amp! gtx 480s @x16 on rampage III extreme? Forum Solvedzotac gtx 780 amp! edition vs gainward gtx 780 phantom glh edition?? which one is better? Forum SolvedZOTAC NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 AMP! Edition 2gb vs Zotac gt650ti 1gb Forum Solvedgalaxy gtx 670 gc 2gb vs zotac gtx 760 2gb - non amp edition, just a standard one ? Forum SolvedMSI GTX780 Ti Gaming vs ASUS GTX780 Ti DirectCU II O.C vs ZOTAC GTX780 Ti AMP! Forum SolvedAsus GTX 680 DCII 2 GB vs Zotac GTX 770 Amp 2 GB Forum SolvedZotac GTX 780 Amp vs Asus GTX 780 DC2OC Forum ZOTAC GeForce GTX 780 OC vs ZOTAC GeForce GTX 780 AMP! Edition Forum Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Zotac Amp edition VS The Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 EVGA SC w/ ACX Edition Forum Sapphire TOXIC 3GB R9 280X vs ZOTAC GTX 780 3GB AMP! Edition Forum SolvedAsus GTX680 DCU2 OC vs. ZOTAC GTX770 Amp! Forum Zotac GTX 670 Amp! Edition 2GB GDDR5 vs Gigabyte GTX 670 Windforce 4GB GDDR5 Forum Gigabyte GTX 680 Windforce 3x VS Zotac GTX 680 Amp! Edition Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !