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GTX 480 VGA Cooler

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July 20, 2012 12:31:21 AM

Hi, I'm about to order a GTX 480 for 199.99 from Newegg, and I was wondering if in unison with a rosewill thor V2 will the stock HSF be sufficient. I've seen a lot of people saying the card reaches upwards of 90c, but the Thor V2 is a massive case, and many have said it is also a very cool case.

If it's not good enough, I was looking at getting.. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
that^ to go with it. If you know of any better alternatives ( preferably for cheaper. Kind of annoyed that I'll have to spend $70 for a good cooler) let me know.

I also will have 3 extra case fans from my old case (2 from the rosewill redbone, and a cheapo 120mm).

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July 20, 2012 1:35:09 AM

Ambient temperature is a big part of the equation, what is the hottest temp of the year where you live? If above 95-100 degrees I would be worried, if not you shouldn't have too much of an issue. The 480 is worth $200, but not $270 in today's market.
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July 20, 2012 5:11:19 AM

Temp is always 74F in my house. Air conditioned/Heated year round to be at exactly 74.
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a b U Graphics card
July 20, 2012 5:26:44 AM

So you would be spending 270 for the gtx 480? including the cooler if it doesn't suffice for you.

I'm not entirely sold on that as you can get a 7870(close to gtx 580 performance, also better with newest drivers) at close to that price and not get nearly as hot or loud as the 480.

Check out youtube vids on heat and noise and make sure you can live with it. Agree with everything kevin said.
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a b U Graphics card
July 20, 2012 5:55:34 AM

Yeah the 7870 and 7850 are both better options around the $270 price point, I personally think it would be best to either go up to the 7950 at $330, or stick with a gtx 560 ti at $210. Everything in between is too close to the performance of a 560 ti.
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July 20, 2012 10:44:05 AM

Okay let me clarify, this thread isn't about what card I should get. I'm getting a 480.
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a c 117 U Graphics card
July 20, 2012 10:53:37 AM

Horizons said:
Okay let me clarify, this thread isn't about what card I should get. I'm getting a 480.

:lol: 
i'd suggest just getting the 480 and see what kind of heat issues you get if any.
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a c 291 U Graphics card
July 20, 2012 10:56:49 AM

You won't need any additional cooling. The card on its own got pretty nice cooling, and since ambient temp isn't very high, you got a huge case, you will not have any problems whatsoever.
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July 20, 2012 10:56:53 AM

Best answer selected by Horizons.
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July 20, 2012 10:57:29 AM

That's what I'm going to end up doing. And if you're wondering, best answer because you're the only one who gave an actual answer.
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July 20, 2012 10:58:12 AM

Sunius said:
You won't need any additional cooling. The card on its own got pretty nice cooling, and since ambient temp isn't very high, you got a huge case, you will not have any problems whatsoever.


Your reply would've been a better best answer, but I already chose the other guy. Sorry D:
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a c 291 U Graphics card
July 20, 2012 11:15:19 AM

Horizons said:
Your reply would've been a better best answer, but I already chose the other guy. Sorry D:


It's fine! :D 
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a c 273 U Graphics card
July 20, 2012 1:39:10 PM

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