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Old 04-24-10, 12:20 PM   #253
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My order picked up and dispatched today.

Phew I am so glad I grabbed it yesterday as both EVGA GTX 470 SC & 480 SC cards are now out of stock.
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Old 04-24-10, 01:02 PM   #254
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My order picked up and dispatched today.

Phew I am so glad I grabbed it yesterday as both EVGA GTX 470 SC & 480 SC cards are now out of stock.
yea they dont last long. I was refreshing Newegg yesterday. Just happened to find EVGAs and GB in stock. I went with the cheapest one since I water cool. But within mins they were all OOS again.
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Old 04-24-10, 04:06 PM   #255
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Two POV GTX 480's in SLI here, and gone are my low min fps, and I can finally play Risen, Gothic3 in SSAA and have TSSAA in dx10 and 11 now, I'm in love allready.

The flexebility to use (T)SSAA eveywhere and the higher min fps was worth it.
And this is what reviews often don't report, they don't actually play with the GPU's and see and feel it.
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Definitely replace your thermal paste. Both my cards looked like someone used half a tube on each. Waaaay too much.
My ASUS 470 had hardly any on. When I took the heatsink off, I was expecting it to be caked in the stuff, but to my surprise there wasn't. A nice even layer of MX-3 definitley did help though.
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Old 04-25-10, 07:30 AM   #257
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My GTX 480 will be here tomorrow before 10:30am. I'm off tomorrow so really looking forward to this. Swiftech will be releasing a unisink for the GTX 480, but I may just go ahead and watercool it with ramsinks for now. I'm getting really excited now...

I still can't believe I got what I paid for the HD5870. Kinda made upgrading an easy decision.
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Old 04-25-10, 10:34 AM   #258
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Got my 2x 480's from Canada 2 days ago.
I went from no aa, and all settings on medium in bf2 with no hbao no bloom on just to make it playable with 2x275's and today im happily humming along at 2560 x 1600 rez with every thing cranked in the game, hbao on and 4xaa and the cards dont even break a sweat.
I haven't gone over 84 degrees on the heat side and fans stay at 65 to 74% when gaming and with both cards installed its noticeably quieter than my 295.
I really dont understand all the heat and loudness statements in the reviews.
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Got my 2x 480's from Canada 2 days ago.
I went from no aa, and all settings on medium in bf2 with no hbao no bloom on just to make it playable with 2x275's and today im happily humming along at 2560 x 1600 rez with every thing cranked in the game, hbao on and 4xaa and the cards dont even break a sweat.
I haven't gone over 84 degrees on the heat side and fans stay at 65 to 74% when gaming and with both cards installed its noticeably quieter than my 295.
I really dont understand all the heat and loudness statements in the reviews.
There have been bioses released that I have a feeling lowered the fan speed. Temps are about on par with reviewer samples. Maybe the cooler had some last minute changes before they went out.

Gotta remember review samples are ES, NOT retail samples so sometimes retail products act a bit differently than the review samples.
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Yeah, but it's hard to believe the ES samples would've been much different than the retail versions. Nvidia would've known to expect a lot of flack from the reviews saying how hot the card would run. They wouldn't have allowed that to happen.

I think we're just seeing some folks who know how to cool their cases reporting lower temps. Reviews usually show the worst case scenario so as to protect the buyer. It's a "here's what could happen."
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My gtx 470 seems to cap out around 93c playing WoW and around 95c with heaven benchmark. I have the fan on the auto setting. Not too bad. Using a p183 case with 1200rpm scythe fans.

I redid the thermal paste with shin etsu on the stock cooler. Plan to use the omni alc this summer. I do have AC so not worried about it ever getting too hot.
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Managed to score an eVGA GTX 480 last Fri; was very lucky as the store just got one in earlier that day, and they only had one. I wanted two for SLI but couldn't find another eVGA anywhere else . I even went to the distributor showroom, and they told me the next shippment won't be here till June at least, and I was like Could go with Galaxy if I wanted, but eVGA is always my favorite.
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Managed to score an eVGA GTX 480 last Fri; was very lucky as the store just got one in earlier that day, and they only had one. I wanted two for SLI but couldn't find another eVGA anywhere else . I even went to the distributor showroom, and they told me the next shippment won't be here till June at least, and I was like Could go with Galaxy if I wanted, but eVGA is always my favorite.
Just curious, how does eVGA's after sales policy vary with Galaxy here in Hong Kong?

Everything in Hong Kong is 7 day replacement thing with shop and then, deal with distributors directly after the 7 days? So, would it make any difference if it was eVGA or Galaxy since, they are all the same except, the badges?
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Just curious, how does eVGA's after sales policy vary with Galaxy here in Hong Kong?

Everything in Hong Kong is 7 day replacement thing with shop and then, deal with distributors directly after the 7 days? So, would it make any difference if it was eVGA or Galaxy since, they are all the same except, the badges?
Yeah, that is pretty much same for most brands here. And eVGA, MSI, Inno3D, Galaxy,etc, all offer the same 3-year warranty; BFG offeres 10 year, but I don't see their products anywhere in stores.

BTW, Hornington's customer support is very good, another reason to go eVGA, or Asus.
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