Go Back   Hardware Canucks > HARDWARE > Video Cards

    
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #41 (permalink)  
Old May 21, 2009, 06:34 PM
rjbarker's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Courtenay, B.C
Posts: 5,932

My System Specs

Default

Quote:
and I couldn't really care less about power consumption.
This attitude changes as soon as you start thinking about multi cards and PSU requirements, in particular the cost of good 1kW and higher PSU's!
__________________
Introducing me n my OCD to Watercooling, is like taking an Alcoholic to an "all you can drink" Beach Bar in Mexico

.
Reply With Quote
  #42 (permalink)  
Old May 21, 2009, 08:41 PM
r0bc's Avatar
Allstar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: AB
Posts: 688

My System Specs

Default

No I don't think my attitude would change really,I got my last one when core2 duals were first released and even that one is still just under $300 and I know there are alot better ones.
If you want and can afford multiple cards I think a decent PSU is a given .
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #43 (permalink)  
Old May 21, 2009, 08:48 PM
rjbarker's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Courtenay, B.C
Posts: 5,932

My System Specs

Default

Quote:
No I don't think my attitude would change really,I got my last one when core2 duals were first released and even that one is still just under $300 and I know there are alot better ones.
If you want and can afford multiple cards I think a decent PSU is a given .
anytime you can run a high-end Rig on LESS power is a plus all around...think about it....
__________________
Introducing me n my OCD to Watercooling, is like taking an Alcoholic to an "all you can drink" Beach Bar in Mexico

.
Reply With Quote
  #44 (permalink)  
Old May 21, 2009, 08:57 PM
r0bc's Avatar
Allstar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: AB
Posts: 688

My System Specs

Default

Less heat ...yes.
I'd still get the 280
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #45 (permalink)  
Old May 21, 2009, 09:00 PM
rjbarker's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Courtenay, B.C
Posts: 5,932

My System Specs

Default

and smaller PSU.....better efficiency......the advantages are absolute.
__________________
Introducing me n my OCD to Watercooling, is like taking an Alcoholic to an "all you can drink" Beach Bar in Mexico

.
Reply With Quote
  #46 (permalink)  
Old May 22, 2009, 12:25 AM
artistpavel's Avatar
Allstar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Toronto ON
Posts: 581

My System Specs

Default

Just installed GTX 275, plays everything I wanted with AA, including Crysis and my modded texture heavy Stalker, other games were maxed out already by 8800, so can't say much. Gotta sign up for their 90 days step up in case they have new cards over summer. Now I have 8800 and 280 to get rid of.
Reply With Quote
  #47 (permalink)  
Old May 22, 2009, 12:27 AM
Realityshift's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Fort McMurray, AB
Posts: 2,486
Default

I am 100% in agreement with Rj, its not just the initial cost of the cards that is the issue, its the heat, power consumption, not just the PSU which cost pretty well doubles from 750 to 1000w then add $100 for 1200w which you need for tri GTX 280s, but then theres the cost of the life of the computer power wise, it may not be much but the cost is there. There is a reason there is such a market for the GTX 285 over the GTX 280s, and its not just based on performance, we all want the most power we can get with the least amount of heat and energy consumption possible.

But go ahead and stick with the GTX 280s, it makes you tough ;)

The market for the GTX 280s has fallen out, Nvidia realizes this and hence the price drops. In its place is the less powerfull but more efficiant GTX 275, and the more powerfull and again more efficiant GTX 285. If your a stickler for benchmarks the GTX 285 wins hands down, if your looking for bang for your buck and less cost then the GTX 275 is your card, there is no room for the GTX 280 anymore.

For a decent 1200w PSU your looking at atleast the high $300s, 1000w mid to high $200s, when you look at those costs, you pretty well save enough on the PSU to get yourself GTX 285s... Its all common logic.
__________________
The Builders Hammer
Asrock P67 Fatal1ty, Intel i5 2500K @ 5.1ghz, 16gb HyperX 1600 CL8, Evga GTX 580 SC SLIed and water-cooled, HX850, Crucial M4 64gb, 640 black, 1tb + 3x 2tb greens, Haf X.


BF BC2: Bishop_SHIFT, Steam: Realityshift84, Xbox Live - SHIFTEDone84 ... Come play.
Reply With Quote
  #48 (permalink)  
Old May 22, 2009, 12:35 AM
artistpavel's Avatar
Allstar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Toronto ON
Posts: 581

My System Specs

Default

Before unveiling:

Reply With Quote
  #49 (permalink)  
Old May 22, 2009, 01:36 AM
rjbarker's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Courtenay, B.C
Posts: 5,932

My System Specs

Default

Quote:
Now I have 8800 and 280 to get rid of.
Am I missing something here?.........You bought a 275 to replace your 280?...wtf...? Doesn't make much sense, inless you planning to Sli the 275's?...even then may as well have just Sli'd the 280's.
__________________
Introducing me n my OCD to Watercooling, is like taking an Alcoholic to an "all you can drink" Beach Bar in Mexico

.
Reply With Quote
  #50 (permalink)  
Old May 22, 2009, 02:04 AM
artistpavel's Avatar
Allstar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Toronto ON
Posts: 581

My System Specs

Default

No, I purchased 275 and 280 on sale (NCIX, eBay) for the same price. why two? because 280 was lost in the mail and they shipped another one after 2 months, right on the next day after I gave up and purchased 275, I ended up with two cards. Now 275 is installed, other two, including old 8800 have to go to return investment. The question was, which one is a keeper, since "best bang for buck" is not applicable when both cards cost the same. The winner was the more efficient 275.

Last edited by artistpavel; May 22, 2009 at 04:01 AM.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[WTB] GTX 260 core 216 or GTX 275/280 MrFoxx Buy/Sell & Trade 3 May 12, 2009 05:46 PM
GTX 280 vs GTX 280 SLI...Benches rjbarker Video Cards 39 November 16, 2008 04:36 PM
GTX 280 vs. GTX 260 vs. 8800 GTX review -n7- Member Reviews 11 September 27, 2008 11:00 AM