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Old 02-10-09, 10:33 AM   #121
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Don't bother him-- he's waxing poetic about anti-aliasing.
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Old 02-10-09, 12:37 PM   #122
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Don't bother him-- he's waxing poetic about anti-aliasing.
Special thanks to waltermana and jolle for the inspiration.

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It (SSAA) really comes into its own in vegitation heavy games too.
Crysis warhead is a real aliasing fest without it with all that vegitation.

EDIT: was refering to SSAA if that wasnt already apparent
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Old 02-10-09, 01:03 PM   #123
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you do not make any sense :S
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Old 02-13-09, 06:42 PM   #124
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I ordered a GTX 285 by eVGA from DirectCanada.com this afternoon.

http://www.directcanada.com/products...nufacture=EVGA

I hope it comes with FarCry 2. I've read a few consumer reviews who bought the exact same around from various on-line retailers and buy/trade/sell discussion forums (brand new products) and most of them received the latest Call of Duty game instead, which I would certainly no want, because I already own it! Haha!

And the thing is that I almost got one by XFX instead from NCIX.com, from their Weekly Specials offers, and right when I looked for it again this afternoon (I was really going to get it) I read "SOLD OUT!". I was like "WHAT?! You've got to be s-word me!?", alas, it was true. It was priced at $399.99 dammit, but no worry, in such cases I still have DirectCanada, which I've had superb experience with in the past (got most of my current hardware from them).

I also tried the more recently opened NewEgg.ca, of course, but unfortunately what would have been my very first taste of NewEgg didn't occur, their GTX 285's were just too pricey, and their shipping and handling costs are just scary, especially considering that DirectCanada offered FREE ground shipping (optionally that is, but that's what I chose of course, I can wait a few extra days, time is money, but I prefer money in my pocket for that part of the deal, I can wait for the delivery).

Sooooo... yeah, that's my story. It's my very first GPU upgrade since 1.5 years or so, since I bought my G80 GTS 640MB, which has become a little problematic (I think) lately. I can't wait for my GTX 285 guys I'm just very excited right now. It will arrive next week for sure, probably the 19th I'd say (regular ground shipping, so I'd guess it'd take around 3 to 4 open business day).

I CANNOT WAIT! I'd scream like a little schoolgirl right now.
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Old 02-14-09, 12:18 AM   #125
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The GTX285 rocks man!!! I am enjoying so many of my games all over again + kicking ass in the newest ones!
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Old 02-14-09, 04:01 AM   #126
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I'm also runing two GTX285's now and enjoying the goods of 2x2 supersampling (now if only it could be enabled in GTA4 )
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Old 02-15-09, 05:48 PM   #127
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I just picked up a PNY GTX 295 at microcenter for $439. I wasn't planning on getting such a powerful card but I though it was a decent deal at the time. I havn't really tried to push it yet but have it running 645gpu 1390 shaders and 1121 mem with no issues. I got a Vantage score of P24264 with an I7 @4ghz. I only really played some HL2 mods and it runs like butter.
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Old 02-18-09, 10:07 AM   #128
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I just picked up a PNY GTX 295 at microcenter for $439. I wasn't planning on getting such a powerful card but I though it was a decent deal at the time. I havn't really tried to push it yet but have it running 645gpu 1390 shaders and 1121 mem with no issues. I got a Vantage score of P24264 with an I7 @4ghz. I only really played some HL2 mods and it runs like butter.
PNY doesn't have a Lifetime warranty and no 90 day Trade up program?
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PNY doesn't have a Lifetime warranty and no 90 day Trade up program?
only BFG and EVGA do trade up

the one reason i paid more when i got the 280 from evga as soon after i upgraded it through step up to a 295
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Old 02-18-09, 11:05 AM   #130
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PNY doesn't have a Lifetime warranty and no 90 day Trade up program?
Well he also saved $60 off the EVGA price, so it's a tradeoff.

I got mine at Microcenter for $470, and it is the Plus version.
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Lifetime warranty means nothing to me. As long as the card got a 2-3 year warranty im happy as most of the time thats all you keep a vid card anyway. I seen the Evga 295 at microcenter when I went there but decided to save the money as all the 295's are the same anyway. The card has been running great I run the clocks at 675 core 1458 shaders and 1141 mem. I hit 25K in Vantage with those clocks and have had no problems. I do believe you could push these cards further but without better cooling I won't try. When stressing the card for a couple hours with normal gaming I hit upper 70's temps with good case cooling.
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Old 02-19-09, 07:29 PM   #132
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Damn it takes a long time...

I ordered on the 13th, then it shipped last Monday the 16th, and it didn't come today. It shipped from Vancouver though, and it has to come all the way to the other side of the country (and continent) here in Québec, so I presume that it takes a long time. I chose free ground shipping... that might be the problem, I should have chosen the $10 Air Shipping promotion instead, dammit.

And the worst part is that if I track my item via CanadaPost's web-site it says that the delivery should be on the 23rd, that's ten days of waiting (thanks to the week-ends), that's next Monday... I can hardly believe it. Next time I buy from Direct Canada I'll take the damn air shipping option, serves me right for not taking it.
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