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Dreamweavernoob 02-19-09 06:17 AM

Well, the decision made, the order placed
 
Thats right, after countless boring threads, which lead im sure to much exasperation, I have finally just stfu'ed and brought a card.

I literally was changing my order every 2 mins, but finally insanity ruled over. :headexplode:



I have purchased.


-------------------------------------------Zotac 1792mb GTX 295----------------------





*claps*

EciDemon 02-19-09 06:21 AM

Re: Well, the decision made, the order placed
 
I always try to go best bang for the buck. If another card is 5% faster but cost 25% more then I go for the cheaper card as you can always over clock :)

Koko56 02-19-09 07:19 AM

Re: Well, the decision made, the order placed
 
Should be awwwright!

Dreamweavernoob 02-19-09 09:12 AM

Re: Well, the decision made, the order placed
 
Bollox, im like a woman with clothes.

Ive been reading some really crap reviews about Zotac and how their cards appear to be ****ed.

Add into the equation that I can now get a sealed BFG card (GTX 285 OCX) for only 290 vs the Zotacs 370 and suddenly my mind has changed.


Looks like ill be getting a GTX 285 then :D

EciDemon 02-19-09 09:21 AM

Re: Well, the decision made, the order placed
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Dreamweavernoob (Post 1936698)
Bollox, im like a woman with clothes.

Yep your 10000 upgrade posts is a testament to that :D :bleh:

Dreamweavernoob 02-19-09 09:32 AM

Re: Well, the decision made, the order placed
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by EciDemon (Post 1936706)
Yep your 10000 upgrade posts is a testament to that :D :bleh:

Im like keira knightly :bleh: hiding nothing with a load of rubbish :D(nana2)

Koko56 02-19-09 02:50 PM

Re: Well, the decision made, the order placed
 
Zotac? They seem okay from what I've gathered... :S

Bee_Dee_3_Dee 02-19-09 03:57 PM

Re: Well, the decision made, the order placed
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Dreamweavernoob (Post 1936698)
Bollox, im like a woman with clothes.

Ive been reading some really crap reviews about Zotac and how their cards appear to be ****ed.

Add into the equation that I can now get a sealed BFG card (GTX 285 OCX) for only 290 vs the Zotacs 370 and suddenly my mind has changed.


Looks like ill be getting a GTX 285 then :D

Are you eligible to Trade up in 100 days DreamWeavernoob?

If the answer is no. You'll be sorry!

Why?

Because if I set "Multi-GPU performance mode" to "Single GPU" on my GTX295, I bet even an OCed GTX285 is hardly distinguishably from my performance except @ 2560x1600 because of the vRAM. (You don't have a 30' monitor do you?) But when I change back "Multi-GPU performance mode" to "normal" or "NVIDIA recamended" my GTX295 is as indistinguishable as Night and Day from a GTX285 OCed! (Or Smoking is to a dowsed flame. ;))

See, that's what the extra 80 would get you. :D

Another way to look at it is, just get another GTX285 OCed and you'll be hardly distinguishably from my performance except @ 2560x1600 because of the vRAM. But at least you will have the performance too. (Compared to one GTX285 which sucks in comparison to a GTX295.)

And 2xGTX285 has a few more perks. One card goes down and ur cool for example. :) But I hear that 2xGTX295 is the best bang for ur money!

Koko56 02-19-09 04:01 PM

Re: Well, the decision made, the order placed
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bee_Dee_3_Dee (Post 1937054)
Are you eligible to Trade up in 100 days DreamWeavernoob?

If the answer is no. You'll be sorry!

Why?

Because if I set "Multi-GPU performance mode" to "Single GPU" on my GTX295, I bet even an OCed GTX285 is hardly distinguishably from my performance except @ 2560x1600 because of the vRAM. (You don't have a 30' monitor do you?) But when I change back "Multi-GPU performance mode" to "normal" or "NVIDIA recamended" my GTX295 is as indistinguishable as Night and Day from a GTX285 OCed! (Or Smoking is to a dowsed flame. ;))

See, that's what the extra 80 would get you. :D

Another way to look at it is, just get another GTX285 OCed and you'll be hardly distinguishably from my performance except @ 2560x1600 because of the vRAM. But at least you will have the performance too. (Compared to one GTX285 which sucks in comparison to a GTX295.)

And 2xGTX285 has a few more perks. One card goes down and ur cool for example. :) But I hear that 2xGTX295 is the best bang for ur money!

Hmmm Quad SLI, value? Same sentence? :p

I might see what you mean though - for 30-inch monitors - possibly.

$n][pErMan 02-19-09 04:53 PM

Re: Well, the decision made, the order placed
 
m-m-m-m-m-i-i-i-i-c-c-c-c-r-r-r-r-o-o-o-o S-t-t-t-t-u-u-u-t-t-e-e-r-r-r-r-r.... :)

A Single GTX285 would beat a single GTX295 (if it was one card). A GTX295 as is will perform better in most cases than a GTX285 (drive issues will cause the GTX285 to win in Crysis at last check). 2 GTX285's will beat a single GTX295. 2 GTX295's will beat 2 GTX285's. 3 GTX285's will beat 2 GTX295's.

Dreamweavernoob 02-19-09 04:55 PM

Re: Well, the decision made, the order placed
 
mmmmmonster kill?

brothers?

Koko56 02-20-09 02:21 AM

Re: Well, the decision made, the order placed
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by $n][pErMan (Post 1937119)
m-m-m-m-m-i-i-i-i-c-c-c-c-r-r-r-r-o-o-o-o S-t-t-t-t-u-u-u-t-t-e-e-r-r-r-r-r.... :)

A Single GTX285 would beat a single GTX295 (if it was one card). A GTX295 as is will perform better in most cases than a GTX285 (drive issues will cause the GTX285 to win in Crysis at last check). 2 GTX285's will beat a single GTX295. 2 GTX295's will beat 2 GTX285's. 3 GTX285's will beat 2 GTX295's.

Apparently that is micro stutter problem is gone now...

And the 295 at a glance appear to offer more per money.


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