Originally Posted by Bah!
I wasn't going to buy a Fermi, but with the availability and cost of the 5870's not getting better I went ahead and pulled the trigger on a 480. I have also been reading some first hand benchmarks and opinions from actual gamers (not reviewers) and the heat issues seem to be blown way out of proportion. In fact, the cards seem to run cooler than my 295 did. On top of that, the 480 just seems more prepared for DX11 gaming which, considering I already owned a fast card (295), was a big part of my upgrade.
Anyway, I bought 2 480's and they will be here Tuesday. I'm still not sure if I want to mess with SLI again, so I may put the second card up on Ebay.
Not sure what you've been reading but the actual 'user stuff' I've seen almost always involves the fan being run at 100% which is not acceptable AFAIAC.
If you have any links where that isnt the case, I'd love to see them
I was just reading another users experiences over on the EVGA forums, same deal, 100c for an SLI setup @ 70% fan.