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Old 07-26-08, 01:50 PM   #157
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You shouldnt be asking this question because there is always something good around the corner in the PC world ..
Not always a few weeks away, though.
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Old 07-26-08, 06:13 PM   #158
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What about the ATI X2? It's just a few weeks away...

Anyway, enjoy your new card!
Well, I got impatient.

Also, I figured the following:

The GTX 280 is hot and loud and I needed a new PSU for it, but the 4870x2 will be hotter, probably just as loud if not louder, and will need a new PSU as well.

The GTX 280 is fast enough for anything I have now or anything I can see in the near future, and I got a BFG card so if NV comes out with a new GTX 280b or whatever, within 100 days I can trade up.

The GTX 280 was only $450 for 1 Gigabyte, the 4870x2 with 1 gig per card is going to be at least $550.

All told, I saved $100 and get to play with it 3 weeks earlier, and I have upgrade options. Plus, if the 4870x2 is awesome enough that I can't stand it, I have someone who will buy my card for 90% of the original price.
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Old 07-26-08, 06:48 PM   #159
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just bought evga gtx 280 again.

just payed 397 for it, wanted to way for x2, but x2 will cost more. and had to act now since i have a buyer for my 8800gtx
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Old 07-26-08, 07:22 PM   #160
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EVGA GTX 260 Superclocked now $245 at newegg. Theres actually a $30 rebate still active if you can find it online somewhere that would make the card $225!!!!!! Good god I should have waited one more week. I thought it had plateaued when I bought mine for $279 AR a week ago! Get em while theyre hot!
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Old 07-26-08, 11:38 PM   #161
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just bought evga gtx 280 again.

just payed 397 for it, wanted to way for x2, but x2 will cost more. and had to act now since i have a buyer for my 8800gtx
Congrats nekro .. hope all going well for you now ?
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Old 07-27-08, 01:26 PM   #162
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Congrats nekro .. hope all going well for you now ?
everything was fine the first time, just the price
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Old 07-28-08, 08:42 PM   #163
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EVGA GTX 260 Superclocked now $245 at newegg. Theres actually a $30 rebate still active if you can find it online somewhere that would make the card $225!!!!!! Good god I should have waited one more week. I thought it had plateaued when I bought mine for $279 AR a week ago! Get em while theyre hot!
That was a nice deal (ended the 27th).
A similiar deal for MSI GTX 260
$229.99 after $40.00 Mail-In rebate

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...MSI-_-14127361
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Old 07-29-08, 07:59 PM   #164
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My cute new Asus GTX260 came via the UPS man today. I quickly installed it with the latest drivers from Nvidia. My 3dMark06 score went down from my old 8800GTS512 from 11,000 to 10,500. Also during the load screens of the 3dMark the video card would chirp like a bird. But in games performance jumped a good bit and no cherping. In City of Heroes I went from a low of 30 FPS to a low of 50. The high is locked to the refresh at 60 so that's nice.
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Old 07-30-08, 04:14 PM   #165
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eVGA GTX280 SC - Out For Delivery

Alllllllllmost here. It's replacing 9800 GX2. Can't wait to say goodbye to all the damn pauses and hitching. About the only game it wouldn't do it in is WoW which I could run at 2x2 SS. Blizz really made that game able to run on -anything-.
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Old 07-31-08, 09:40 PM   #166
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EVGA GTX 260 Superclocked now $245 at newegg. Theres actually a $30 rebate still active if you can find it online somewhere that would make the card $225!!!!!! Good god I should have waited one more week. I thought it had plateaued when I bought mine for $279 AR a week ago! Get em while theyre hot!
I got in on that rebate. It expired on July 27th. I ordered mine on the 25th. I got mine in today! Gonna send out the rebate tomorrow.

I posted the rebate in the for sale section.

And Holy cow, talk about overkill! I can't get all the performance out of my 260 because I have an AMDx2 4800+
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Old 08-04-08, 11:02 AM   #167
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got my bfg oc gtx 280 on the way from tigerdirect...$384 AR, I figured I'd get it.
currently running HD4850 in Crossfire, but I'm having too many issues with ATI's drivers...the hardware is awesome, but their software blows chunks...so back to Nvidia I go
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Just got my EVGA GTX 260 Superclocked last yesterday only played company of heroes with DX10 slight stuttering while playing DX10 overclocked it too 700/1500MHz & 2400MHz memory and it was smooth! My 9800GTX and 8800GTX just couldn't cut it at all, temps are good, idle 47C max load 55C very quite too, fan at 40%. Very happy. I was tosing between a 4870 and this GTX 260, but gone with the GTX due to the extra memory if there was 1GB version of the 4870 i would of got that instead. And got it from the States for 147!! Considering the 4850 costs average of 110 thats a damn good deal. Not sure how EVGA will react with warranty howver which i hope i never have to use.

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Average 92.3fps
Max 209.0fps
Min 19.9fps

Off the top of my head my 9800GTX was somthing like

Average 35fps
Max 67fps
Min 3.2fps

Considering that sites that reviewed the GTX260 seemed to indicate not much of an improvement the GTX260 had over the 9800GTX seems unfounded!! I have not tested any other games at the moment but there is nearly 3x performance increase in avaerage fps and min frame rates are 6x in that game!
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