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Old 07-17-09, 06:58 AM   #10
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Default Re: Whats the chance I can get away using a GTX285

You will see a big improvement with a GTX 285 over a 8800GTS 320bg,but if you are going to get something cheap and faster to hold you over then a 8800GT 512mb would be faster then a 9600Gt You can useally find them for under $80 reconditioned,I found one at tigerdirect for $79 and it was a lot faster then my old 8800GTS 640mb,but I got one that overclocked great 730/1850/2100.If you have a Opteron 185 running at 3gigs you will see probbally double the performance you are getting with a 8800GTS 320mb now.If you can get a GTX 280 at a good price then that will hold you over until next year.newegg has a GTX 280 for $224 with free shipping and most of them can be overclocked to run as fast as a GTX 285 ,but you do save a little on power useage with a 285.Even a GTX260 will give you a big boost in performance and newegg has them as low as $159 with free games.And your power supply sure run a GTX 260.
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