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Old 08-04-08, 02:23 PM   #13
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What does the rest of your system look like?
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Old 08-04-08, 02:28 PM   #14
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896MB of ram
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Old 08-04-08, 02:36 PM   #15
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What does the rest of your system look like?
Heya Ed, long time no see. My system (for now) is in my sig. I will be getting a motherboard upgrade come Christhannkwanramatetmas.
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Old 08-04-08, 02:39 PM   #16
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What you have there now isn't bad at all. Unless you desperately want SLI or Crossfire, there's no real need to upgrade your board. Based on what you have now, the GTX 260 would be a good choice. With it, the rest of your system would easily last another 2 years. My board has the same chipset, and the GTX 280 runs great on it. I've thought about upgrading right now, but I'm going to wait for Nehalem instead.

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Old 08-04-08, 02:55 PM   #17
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I was in a similar position last week but I had the equivalent of $600 to spend and I also had 2x G8800GTS 640's in my system. I had the X1950XTX and when I upgraded to first 88GTS it was unbelievable. Adding the 2nd wow!

However, over time, SLI and driver issues/ profiles started to bug me and I got the $600 bonus and decided to go back to one card config. I looked at the 4870 and also the upcoming 4870X2 and as I'm going to the states in a few weeks thought I might bag a bargain.

NV then dropped the price of the GTX260 to 180 and as I had someone lined up to by my cards at 140 I jumped. What put me off the 4870 were some of the reviews mentioning heat and noise and also the fact that it's always best to reformat the disk if your moving from one IHV to another. I couldn't be bothered.

The GTX260 is better than my SLI config with lots of AA & AF @1680x1050. Overall a happy chappy I jumped.

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More ram, and honestly the added PhysX support I think it going to be pretty big in the near future, and also will work for past games really soon.
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What about the overheating I keep hearing about? Is that limited to the SLI setups, or the 280 series?
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What about the overheating I keep hearing about? Is that limited to the SLI setups, or the 280 series?
No overheating issues on the GTX 260 that I am aware of. I have had the pleasure of owning both a HD 4870 and a GTX 260, in the end I kept the 260 because everything is a bit more consistent right now with NV's drivers and the min frame rates are a bit higher for me with the games that I play on my 260.
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Are there any particular companies that I should send my business towards? Right now, I am finding some good deals on BFG-branded cards. EVGA also looks tempting. I like XFX's attitude and have put their cards in other computers before.

It will probably come down to which one is the least expensive when I decide to plop down the money.
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the gtx 260 is faster per clock, and there is a good chance it will overclock better.
and the 896mb of ram thing.
it's also a faster card if you dont play with AA, but that really doesnt matter, cause who pays $300 for a card to not play with AA.
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