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Old 05-10-2009, 08:10 PM   #1
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Default 260 vs 295?

Well, it's been 8 months since I actually bought my computer and it's about that time to upgrade again. I know i'm going for a 790i Ultra with some DDR3 2Ghz, but i'm having a dilemma. I've argued it out with myself for some time and I can't decide whether it would be more sensible to get a 295 to stay future proof and SLI the 295 later or get dual 260 C216's now? and possibly SLI a third one in later. What's even worse is that I only run a 19inch wide @ 1152x864 for most of my games. I /do/ intend to play on larger monitors occasionally. Pricing isn't really an issue, I just don't want to spend more than I should really need to. So I figured I'd get some opinions from others.
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Old 05-10-2009, 08:13 PM   #2
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Default Re: 260 vs 295?

A single GTX 295 will wipe the floor with a GTX 260 SLI setup.

The GTX 295 will be more cost effective in the long run and for a 19" LCD is more than enough fire power, IMO.
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Old 05-10-2009, 08:18 PM   #3
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Exactly what I was thinking; I just needed some argument against my own case. And for whatever reason seem to like the idea of dual 260's over a single 295 even though I know it would be slower. I guess it's because i've never SLI'd. Actually, I guess the 295 really is SLI.
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Old 05-10-2009, 08:48 PM   #4
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Unless you plan on upgrading your monitor, the Core 216 is already overkill. You could get a 9800 series card and still be fine. I say you should spend money on a decent new monitor and just get a Core 216. The 295 prices are only going to get lower.
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he could use his 9600gt and it would probably be overkill for that resolution
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He already has a 9600GT.
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Fixed lol
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well u already know my answer Grant, and i say go with the beasty 295 its ok to pose off me
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If you really are stuck at 1152x864 res or even 1280x1024 go for the 9600gt

Any higher than that go for a core 216 man
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Um stick with a EVGa GTX 260 Core 216! and use the extra money for a 22" or 24" lcd i have the gtx 260 and a 22"lcd i can max any game no problem!
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