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I'm unsure about my purchase...buyers remorse.

#1BogePosted 7/10/2012 8:14:25 PM
I have a Phenom II 720 with 4 cores overclocked to 3.4ghz. I can probably get away with 3.5, but I got an error in Prime95 after about 40 minutes, so I went back to 3.4.

I just ordered a GTX 480 for $199. I'm reading that it's quite fast, especially for the price, but it's noisy and hot, which I think I'm probably okay with.

I just thought I'd check here and see what you all thought about it. I plan to build a full new system in about a year or two, depending on how well this new vid card treats me and the upcoming games.

What do you think? Should I feel good about my purchase, or should I consider paying a shipping cost for a refund and look at something else?
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#2IcecreamdunwichPosted 7/10/2012 8:27:38 PM
Should've gotten an i5 breh.
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#3Boge(Topic Creator)Posted 7/10/2012 8:30:52 PM
I'm not ready to spend $800-$1000 for a new system.
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#4IcecreamdunwichPosted 7/10/2012 8:31:42 PM
From: Boge | #003
I'm not ready to spend $800-$1000 for a new system.


Go big or go home.
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#5Boge(Topic Creator)Posted 7/10/2012 8:32:48 PM
I need a bunt to get a guy to third base first. Just wondering if I bunted in the right direction.
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#660secondAssasinPosted 7/10/2012 8:32:56 PM
you should always feel good about your purchases initially, although depending on your psu and case situation, you may have a ton of remorse soon.
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#7Boge(Topic Creator)Posted 7/10/2012 8:33:36 PM
My PSU is good, and my case airflow is good.
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#8Boge(Topic Creator)Posted 7/10/2012 8:35:11 PM
I guess worst case scenario is that it's not working out and I can do the Step Up through EVGA for a different card, eh?
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#9DEADLY_HANGMANPosted 7/10/2012 8:35:52 PM
The 480 is great, I'd worry more about the processor in this case.
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#10Boge(Topic Creator)Posted 7/10/2012 8:37:50 PM
DEADLY_HANGMAN posted...
The 480 is great, I'd worry more about the processor in this case.


Bottleneck? Even at 3.4-3.5ghz? That's not going to cut it? I'm coming from a 4890. Will I not see much of a noticeable increase?
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