MSI ARMOR 4G OC RX 480 4GB $229.99 AR $5.99 Shipping
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...$258.28 after GST and shipping -- or $248.28 after MIR.
Can also get 1.0% back from ebates for ~ $3.04 if you don't use PayPal.
Some pros, aside from the obvious specs:
- Capable and quiet dual fan cooler
- MSI RMA center in Ontario
- Can probably be undervolted a bit to reduce temps+noise if not overclocking
- Not the fastest memory (1750MHz factory)
- No backplate
- Fairly long card, might not fit in smaller cases
I've been watching for a decent upgrade for our HTPC to handle 1080p gaming for the odd Steam game that doesn't stream so well from the main PC. (Right now it has a passively cooled HD5450, which on its own is only good for media and simple indie titles like Monaco and Push Me Pull You!)
The recent PowerColor deal was tempting but I didn't think that card's cooler would be as quiet as I'd like. For $10 more overall before rebates, this MSI Armor 4G OC seemed like a decent alternative.