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Old December 24, 2008, 05:59 PM
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Default Gtx260 price drop bxing day URGENT HELP NEEDED

right now running 2 x pny 8800gts..sli
SHOULD I BUY 2 GTX 260 BFG ?!?!?!?!
going for $249.99 off ncix right now!!! AHHh...or should i want until next year?and save up to get something better????
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Old December 24, 2008, 06:01 PM
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will my 750W psu be able to handle it??
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Old December 24, 2008, 06:01 PM
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What resolution do you game at? If you're gaming at 1680X1050 and under, stick with your 8800GTS. Otherwise, the GTX260 is a good buy.

Damn it I want that 9800GTX+
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Old December 24, 2008, 06:05 PM
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i'm at 1680 x 1050 on my 22"....i dunno man, my 8800gts starting to lag when i put enthusiast settings plus AA settings on crysis warhead.
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Old December 24, 2008, 06:10 PM
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and fc2 lags sometimes too when i put higher and higher..might be software problems though? cause they're downloaded copies of fc2 and crysis warhead..but never had a problem in the past. planning to play GTA4 too , heard pretty high demand?
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Old December 24, 2008, 06:11 PM
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9800gtx only $150 man, get 2 or 3 and hook that up nicee =D i can only do 2-way sli =( stupid auzentech prelude....sorry i still love it =P
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Old December 24, 2008, 06:42 PM
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Lag in Crysis is expected, especially once you start adding AA. I wouldn't don't think a 260 is going to net you much in the way of gains, unless you're finding that your SLI is scaling really poorly in spots, in which case you might see a decent boost to your minimum frame rates.

GTA4 seems to really need CPU power, I hear. Quad-core for best results.
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Old December 24, 2008, 07:11 PM
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hmm i think im gonna save up for new stuff in the new year.... i think its more driver issue cuase i just installed whql 181.00 off of 3dguru, boosted my fps nicely on warhead.
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Lag in Crysis is expected, especially once you start adding AA. I wouldn't don't think a 260 is going to net you much in the way of gains, unless you're finding that your SLI is scaling really poorly in spots, in which case you might see a decent boost to your minimum frame rates.

GTA4 seems to really need CPU power, I hear. Quad-core for best results.
GTA4 loads up my dual core 100%. I put in my QX9650 and it barely hit 50% and was not loading all 4 cores. Another "Quad ready" game that just doesn't need it.
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I'd wait and put your money on a GTX 295 or GTX285 whichever best suit your needs and budget, you might be able to score a GTX280 for much less if not lower once they are officially released.

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