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Old 02-12-09, 09:48 AM   #13
Dreamweavernoob
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Default Re: Which card to buy?

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Originally Posted by Bee_Dee_3_Dee View Post
np and everyone knows u meant Q9550. (right?)
I think a new keyboard is required as well

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Originally Posted by WeReWoLf View Post
I prefer single card solutions myself, and I'd be leaning towards either the 260, or the 285. The 1Gb memory on the 285 means plenty of buffer for the higher rez. To give you an idea, i have a 280, and my flatmate bought a 295. I get no slowdown in GTA4 with high textures, he gets slowdown every 2 - 3 secs because he has less memory buffer.

Yes, the 4870x2 might only be 10 more, but the 285 performs nearly as good, and it's only 1 card.

The Q9550 is a good choice, very nice CPU. Overclocks nicely.
Okay I will leave the 4870x2 then and will decide on either the GTX 285 or the GTX 260.

With this comes more choices


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LOL through the middle of writing this I thought bugger it i'll just get the 285gtx. My card has broken and im running on a 64mb graphics card that is slow.

I will probably get a BFG GeForce GTX 285 OC 1024MB GDDR3 which will cost me 321 which is 2 less than the 4870x2

will keep you updated.
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