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EVGA SC GTX 480 Question !!

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Guys , just got my new GTX480 SC , and i did a little of research on google and foind that this card gets broken very easy , for example , one friend of mine did had a 480 and over 3 months of working OK , one did just didnt work , whe still dont know why

i know this card its very hot , thats why i putted EVGA Pressicion to dont let the card get to much hot ,

resuming , my question is , this card is worth it ???

Thanks a lot mates!
 
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Make sure you register for your 10 year guarantee with EVGA. That way if it does suddenly stop working, you can RMA it.

Don't get hung up about components that 'might' break, all things technological can stop working at some point for many reasons.

Get it registered and get it under warranty with EVGA.
 
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Ahahaha , thanks mate , but i forgot to say that i live in cuba , forget about warranty and stuff like that ^^" ,
 

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You forgot to mention how much you paid. If it works, you're happy with it and you didn't overspend, sure it's worth it.
 
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Well , did a trade with a friend who came from US recently , the price ? my GTX295 + about 150 USD for the GTX480 ,

ah , forgot to mention , my pc is alsmot the entire day in AC , temps idle : 45ºC and playing Fable III : 74ºC , no more than that .. is it ok ?
 
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That's actually fine temps for those cards, word to the wise, try bumping up the clockspeed on your processor a wee bit more to get the most you can from the card. Enjoy it!!
Thanks mate , ill do it tomorrow ;)
 
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Well , did a trade with a friend who came from US recently , the price ? my GTX295 + about 150 USD for the GTX480 ,

ah , forgot to mention , my pc is alsmot the entire day in AC , temps idle : 45ºC and playing Fable III : 74ºC , no more than that .. is it ok ?
considering the performance of the two cards is identical 150$ on top seems more than a little steep.

you've basically paid 150$ for dx11 and better minimum frames. That said your temp seem fine and 480's can take more of a beating than people think.
 
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considering the performance of the two cards is identical 150$ on top seems more than a little steep.

you've basically paid 150$ for dx11 and better minimum frames. That said your temp seem fine and 480's can take more of a beating than people think.
OK , i basically did the trade casue in some games the GTX295 didn't use the 2 GPU's , only 1! , now with the 480 i got one solid GPU that will work always ;)
 
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well that is important true as without good sli support you're stuck with a down clocked 275.

don't go clocking the crap outta the 480 with the stock cooler (aka do as i say not as i do) and you should be fine.
 
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well that is important true as without good sli support you're stuck with a down clocked 275.

don't go clocking the crap outta the 480 with the stock cooler (aka do as i say not as i do) and you should be fine.
Yup , im planing on getting another GTX480 soon ... BTW , another question , can i put this Superclocked edition with a normal 480 ( no overclock ) in sli ???
 
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I can say I have had 5 different cards the last few years, all of them very overclocked and never has one failed especially the 480 which has the largest OC of the lot. It's been a statement of reliability for 1 year at 970MHz core and 1032 mem @ 1.15 volts -24/7 and has never even flinched, Most of them use very good components and the 400 series had strong circuitry all around. Game with confidence just make sure it breathes clean air that's the key. So if you have a hot case leave the panel off.
 
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Yup , im planing on getting another GTX480 soon ... BTW , another question , can i put this Superclocked edition with a normal 480 ( no overclock ) in sli ???
yes, then most of use just clock up the regular edition to match the superclocked. It's not that much an an oc. When my evga card is "behaving" it works in tri sli with the other 2 despite being superclocked.
 
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I can say I have had 5 different cards the last few years, all of them very overclocked and never has one failed especially the 480 which has the largest OC of the lot. It's been a statement of reliability for 1 year at 970MHz core and 1032 mem @ 1.15 volts -24/7 and has never even flinched, Most of them use very good components and the 400 series had strong circuitry all around. Game with confidence just make sure it breathes clean air that's the key. So if you have a hot case leave the panel off.
Thanks mate , the card is breathing very cool air ( 20-24ºC ) , so its ok .. !! thanks for answering ;)

yes, then most of use just clock up the regular edition to match the superclocked. It's not that much an an oc. When my evga card is "behaving" it works in tri sli with the other 2 despite being superclocked.
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