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Dreamingawake
12-09-08, 10:32 AM
With new video cards right around the corner it's easy to get excited, and
to get that 'must have' feeling we all get whenever a new product is announced.

However..

I'd like those with 280's 260's, 4870's ect to seriously consider WHAT A WASTE
it would be to upgrade to the new Nvidia GPU'S coming out next month.

There's absolutely no point ! The wise decision would be to save your money !!
Save it and build a completely new system perhaps sometime the END of next year.

I for one am personally going to see how long my GTX 280 holds it's own.. and
something tells me it's going to be a while. :)

Tr1cK
12-09-08, 10:51 AM
Riiight.

We all know this is a simple refresh with a little more polish to tide us over until the new architecture comes through. I am liable to get a new 260 or 280 myself when they release. I want more VRAM and power and the prices should be even more competitive.

Saintster
12-09-08, 11:15 AM
I'm just waiting to see what the current 280 drops to ,hopefully it's in the high 200 range.

mojoman0
12-09-08, 02:28 PM
meh or just get one to help the economy/nvidia/evga and sell your old one to some noob that keeps *****ing about not being able to play crysis.

methimpikehoses
12-09-08, 02:31 PM
What do we do to nubs around here?

Tr1cK
12-09-08, 02:33 PM
What do we do to nubs around here?

Make'em squeal like a pig!

XDanger
12-09-08, 03:50 PM
(sofahide) (hides priddy mouth)

Madpistol
12-09-08, 11:35 PM
Make'em squeal like a pig!

YEA! GET 'ER DUN!!!! (nana2) :afro2:

breathemetal
12-10-08, 12:03 AM
What do we do to nubs around here?

Ever seen the movie Saw? ;)

mojoman0
12-10-08, 12:59 AM
wasnt dreamingawake kevpla or kevlarvestman or something?

the_recluse
12-10-08, 01:05 AM
I'm just waiting to see what the current 280 drops to ,hopefully it's in the high 200 range.

Amazom "280", $376.65 and a $30 rebate, current at the moment.

methimpikehoses
12-10-08, 01:30 AM
wasnt dreamingawake kevpla or kevlarvestman or something?

No, but maybe someone else...





























































































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bob saget
12-10-08, 02:01 AM
:bleh:

john19055
12-10-08, 05:40 AM
Newegg.com has a great buy on a BFG GTX 280 OCE for $349.99 plus a rebate for $35 makeing it just $314.99 ,that is a dam good deal on a GTX 280 and the ones I have overclock pretty good too.Plus they have the 100 day step-up plan and a Life time warranty and even comes with a free copy of FarCry2 ,3DMark Vantage Advance and a keychain super bright flash light.

Saintster
12-10-08, 11:43 AM
Amazom "280", $376.65 and a $30 rebate, current at the moment.

Cool that's an awesome price thanks(nana2)

Dreamingawake
12-10-08, 12:01 PM
wasnt dreamingawake kevpla or kevlarvestman or something?

nope sorry, always just been dreamingawake !

Thunderbolt56
12-10-08, 02:07 PM
LMAO...and I'm still running my 8800GTS G92 with every intention of leapfrogging the GTX 2xx series. I plan on building new in May/June and would hate to have to put technology that's almost 1 year old into it (regarding CPU, GPU).

I'm waiting to see what develops in the Spring.

Dreamingawake
12-11-08, 02:46 PM
Well in your case ^ it would be a good decision to upgrade.

But for those of us with anything higher than a GTX 260 should probably wait !!

(Unless ya got money to burn but really it's X-mas.. should be the season of
giving not spoiling ourselves !! )

hemmy
12-11-08, 05:02 PM
I got my 8800GT in November 2007 for $300 and my GTX 260 for $340 in July, so I am going to try and not spend like that for a while again

rage10
12-11-08, 09:50 PM
It's not just a simple refresh, Nvidea is also coming out with the GTX 295. If thats priced decenty, (sub 550) and it doesnt have the stuttering of the 9800 gx2 I might get one.

Bman212121
12-11-08, 10:52 PM
It's not just a simple refresh, Nvidea is also coming out with the GTX 295. If thats priced decenty, (sub 550) and it doesnt have the stuttering of the 9800 gx2 I might get one.

Yea, it will be damn tempting. :captnkill:

Dreamingawake
12-12-08, 02:08 AM
It's not just a simple refresh, Nvidea is also coming out with the GTX 295. If thats priced decenty, (sub 550) and it doesnt have the stuttering of the 9800 gx2 I might get one.

lol well thats cool, and also even better for those with one 260 or one 280, looking to go SLI as prices will fall !

conantheogar2
12-15-08, 06:34 PM
However..
I'd like those with 280's 260's, 4870's ect to seriously consider WHAT A WASTE
it would be to upgrade to the new Nvidia GPU'S coming out next month.
There's absolutely no point ! The wise decision would be to save your money !!
Save it and build a completely new system perhaps sometime the END of next year.


I too have a 280 Gtx and I think you may have a point.


ALSO WILL THIS NEW GPU WORK 100% on Intel Chipset Motherboards...i.e crossfire boards?

as its like SLi and dont think it will perform 100% on SLI Boards? maybe will only get power of 1 GPU?