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Zotac GeForce GTX 295 FSP 1792MB DDR3 £370 7 25.93%
BFG GeForce GTX 285 OC 1GB DDR3 £285 7 25.93%
Gainward GeForce GTX 280 1024MB GDDR3 £229 4 14.81%
BFG GeForce GTX 295 1792MB DDR3 For £398 9 33.33%
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Old 02-16-09, 05:43 PM   #1
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Default Sli card vs single card: change my life

Okay, perhaps a dramatic title but indeed you can influence my life.

At 10:00am tomorrow morning I am either buying a

BFG GeForce GTX 285 OC 1Gb card for : £285

OR

Zotac GeForce GTX 295 1792mb DDR3 for : 370

OR

Gainward GeForce GTX 280 1024MB GDDR3 (2nd hand only 2yr warranty) for :£230


Here is your chance to influence the life of someone (not that you give a **** lol)


edit: this is my last thread on the matter
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Old 02-16-09, 06:56 PM   #2
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What are the curcimstances? If moneys not an issue the GTX295 is by far the best card, I got my 295 a couple weeks ago and havent had a single issue with it at all. Its running everything fast as hell, I run L4d with 16af Q16aa supersampling all max settings no problem. When I bought mine I was kinda worried about sli issues but there nonexistant in all the games I play. One small issue you may have is they put out alot of heat so you should have good case airflow, and the card is huge so check the dimensions in your case. BTW evga is the best card maker by far because of warranty, step up program, and there software support.
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Old 02-16-09, 07:45 PM   #3
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Duh! If you can afford a 295, why wouldn't you buy one?
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Old 02-16-09, 08:08 PM   #4
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295 -- Just got one and absolutely love it.
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Old 02-16-09, 08:26 PM   #5
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Old 02-17-09, 04:10 AM   #6
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Looks like its the GTX 295. Normally its £460 but I have seen a nice deal somewhere so I can get one for £370.

I would love to get the EVGA one, but unfortunatly its clocking in at £433 for the stock version, which is to much to pay, even though they are nice company.

BFG on the other hand have their card for £398 vs Zotac's (never heard of them ) £370. Im still debating if its worth steping up to BFG because at least ive heard of them, though it will mean losing 3DMark Vantage and FarCry 2.

Meh, might flip a coin
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Old 02-17-09, 03:47 PM   #7
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You can go BFG but I've used BFG cards also before. Now I use EVGA products and to be honest, I wouldn't go back to BFG speaking from my experience with them. My 1st BFG card was a 6800GT which went dead after a couple of months of use so they sent me a replacement. I had to use my s.h.i.t.ty old FX5200 for like 2 weeks while in transit. My 2nd BFG card was a 7600 GS and I took it out of my case for a holiday visit to my parent's house so I can play some games while over. After the return and plugging it back in, I started seeing artifacts on the screen when the computer goes idle for a certain period of time. It was annoying, I tell you. I don't know about others using BFG, but so far their cards seem quite troubling, hence cheaper.

Now I use EVGA and it's hassle-free w/ some of the best customer supports you will see in the market today and their products so far are no problemo. So if I were you, I'd go with EVGA even at the cost of extra 40 or 50 bucks: they're well worth the money since in the end it skips a lot of time and trouble you potentially might come across w/ other brands.
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GTX285! Then again... I believe fully in single card solutions only and have lost faith in SLi after playing with it on several ocassions...
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bloody hell the results are nearly the same ROFL.

Making my decision tomorrow for real
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I bought 2 gtx 285s but I see you only have a p35 so you might want to get a GTX 295

http://www.driverheaven.net/reviews....d=711&pageid=1
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Old 02-17-09, 06:57 PM   #11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dreamweavernoob View Post
bloody hell the results are nearly the same ROFL.

Making my decision tomorrow for real
I just voted and made it 9 for GTX295 vs. 5 for GTX280 and 4 for GTX280. It is a tie now.

9 for GTX295
9 for GTX28(X)



295! 295! 295! 295! 295! 295! 295! 295! 295!

285! 285! 285! 285! 285!

280! 280! 280! 280!



I voted for:

2!
9!
5!
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Old 02-17-09, 07:06 PM   #12
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I bought 2 gtx 285s but I see you only have a p35 so you might want to get a GTX 295

http://www.driverheaven.net/reviews....d=711&pageid=1
Indeed!

LBJM says get 295 Dreamweavernoob!

And its not like he mentioned any probs with 2X285.
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