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Discussion in 'techPowerUp! Club Forum' started by johnspack, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. claylomax

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    Enjoy your system John! Just don't overclock with voltage too much or your psu will shut down.
  2. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    Good deal glad I'm not the only guy still kicking some gtx 4x0's.
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    I realise I'm very late to the party, but can you guys add me to the Clubhouse? Many thanks!
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    well i would too if
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    duh ... luckly i brought it for 50$ state unknown (it was stored in a box, in a computer store unused) caught fire directly after powering on :twitch:

    lucky me it didnt damaged anything else and the card still look good for a display sample :D

    so i can say i still own a 4xx serie ... but non working :roll:

    cheers:toast:
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    Woot, I'm back with a GTX 460 this time. I sold my old system with my 480's to buy a car and now I'm rocking a C2D and a GTX 460 I got from EVGA's B-Stock. Not exactly a 3570K and SLI 480's, but at least I can game again at 1080p.
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    I'm about to do 2 gtx480s, but one got lost in the mail.... good ol Canada Post.... it still may happen, we'll see.
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    You're going to love it. I had 2 for a while and it was an incredibly powerful setup. It blew my 1200mhz 7970 out of the water. I kind of regret selling my rig, but it may return sometime in the near future...
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    Well, they are supposed to keep up with a 680 or 770 right now. For 100 bucks more for a used one after I bought one for 179 new, I figured it was a nice budget powerhouse combo.....
  9. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    Yup I still plan to test out the 3xGTX470+FX9370 combo I have accumulated to see how it compares to my dual 7950's.
  10. GreiverBlade

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    ohhh well i will have a new baby at home ... since my burnt 460 is of no use xD

    i got a Zotac GeForce GTX480 AMP! for a bit more than 80$ but is still wait on the delivery atm.
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    Darn, so close... Canada Post seems to have misplaced my 2nd 480. The seller is now setting up a trace. Sigh. 100can incl shipping, I was a happy camper! They've done stuff like this before with my parcels, if they weren't the only ones with a key to my building, I'd drop them so fast. Crossing my fingers it will show up Monday.....
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    Arg, I can't believe they lost it! I may be winding up to try a 2nd buy on a gtx480 if anyone in Canada has one. Have bought from the US without issues as well. It just depends on friggin Canada Post. Must have tracking #, but I found out they will send out stuff on unsuspecting customers without a tracking #. Without that, they can just keep it..... shame on CP. Sorry for the rant, but CP has actually lost my 2nd gtx480 in the mail, just lovely!
  13. GreiverBlade

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    aww thats just plain stupid, they lost it ...

    i just recieved mine today 1week delay but still its home and you will see its funny xD
    and here is the ... box :wtf:
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    oh wait now i know for what the previous user traded it a rebadged GTX680 aherm 770

    and here goes the beauty
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    Zotac, indeed, did well by choosing the VF3000F from Zalman

    i've put it in the mITX build i have to test if she was fully funtional buuuttt since she take 2.5slot (near 3 in fact) and my Node304 have only a 2slot, unless i remove the VGA dustfilter (and even like that it doesnt fit very well :D ) i cant put the cover back :p
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    Hiting 99c during a Kombustor stress test and still no artifact, well i remember 400 series being hot as hell and watt/$ ratio not extra :D
    still it does fit well my mainrig and putting the 7950 in the mITX build is funny

    also not mentioning even at 100% fan the 480 is a wayyy quieter than the 7950 (but 99c versus 78c at max :D )

    After a little Firefall session it seems that FPS are much stabler with the 480 (duh...) 49min 69max while with the 7950 it was 39min 89-90ish max (no Vsync) i still have to see with Crysis 3 FC3/BD and Tomb Raider :D
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    Should mention, kombustor, furmark ect not a good idea on these. I can say with confidence that this is a stable oc on a reference 480:
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    And yes, I have high ambient temps right now, usually idle is low 40s. And my 285 is pretty much choking the 480s intake....
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    Well, hopefully I have rescued a 2nd evga 480 from another TPU member. I'll have to do a small soldering job on it, but nothing I haven't done before. I will have my monster dual 480 setup, whether it blows up my psu or not!
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  16. GreiverBlade

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    well you can also add this MSI GTX460 Hawk

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    i will recieve it before the end of the week (hopefully before the 01.08.2013 since its the national day in switzerland ... no post xD no delivery :cry: )

    i find that card a bit Overkill for a 460 but i needed a cheap card for my thrid rig and i got that one for 60$ + port
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    Well, it will take me another month to get the 2nd card... ran out of money. But the seller is holding it, already sent him a good sized payment towards it. On another note, end of an era... RIP my gtx285. Red light of death came on, and it's done. Was only for physx and to drive my 2nd monitor, so not a biggie. Swapped a 260 in. I've now had 2 280s, 1 285, and a 260 die on me!
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    funny one ... for fun i switched the HS of my GTX460 Hawk and my burnt GTX460 AMP!
    i did this because i needed to use the ram HS of the Hawk and the Zotac cooler has an integrated aluminium plate for them ... so i switch from a dual 80mm with 4 heatpipes to a plain cooper base with no heatpipes and only a single 80mm... i didnt believed it ... temp are 2c less in idle ... and near same in load ...(even a bit cooler and quieter ... funny)
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    I have a GTS 450, 4 GTX 460 768s, a 465, and a 470 all actively folding right now. I'm probably going to sell the 460s soon, though.
    Crunching for Team TPU More than 25k PPD
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    Added... and hopefully within a couple of weeks I'll have my 2nd 480. My poor psu.....
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    Wrigleyvillain PTFO or GTFO

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    My poor lonely 480! ;)
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    johnnyfive, come join us! And yes, I'm getting Wrigley's 480, which will need a small repair, which I'm up for. Like johnnyfive, I think the 480s just rock, and I have to run them in sli to see the stupid power usage, heat generation, and noise. Actually I hate quiet computers... if mine shuts down at night when I'm asleep, I wake up....
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    Soon, soon comes my lovely! Finally get to sli these biotches! Just a week or so....
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    I just snagged another GTX460 to play with; this time a Gigabyte SOC model (HERE) with the 'Windforce X2' cooler. The 460 also came with a Gelid Icy Vision and is in great shape for a used card.

    The stock cooler is nice and quiet and pretty decent by all accounts.... but the Gelid it also came with performs (by no surprise) a whole lot better lol



    I'm kinda glad there's still a club going for these cards... they offer great value for money regardless of you intended (mis)use is and are quite fun to play around with too. ;)
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    List your 4 series cards and I'll add you into the club. My 2nd 480 shipped today, wheee!

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