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Should i buy a 295 now or wait for something new?

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  1. douglatins

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    Just thinking

    Ok i sold the 4870X2... In my country a 295 will cost me 1.375 times the price of a 285, so what the obvious decision?

    Ok i bought a EVGA295 with that sexy ass hell backplate
     
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    Great card, which rig? Why? Looking at your system specs you certainly don't need it though! Nice builds!

    Using 1680x1050 I don't find games that bog down my 260, so I see the 295 as overkill right now unless you're going higher resolution. PLus with the single PCB 295's coming out, they might be worth waiting for, if not to just snag an older 2PCB version for cheaper, or whatever the "next fastest" card is by then.
     
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    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

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    buy it.

    You COULD always wait for something else to come out sure, but once you do that, then something else comes out after that and something after that and after that ect.

    IF your considering getting a 295, then go for it. the new gtx series are very nice. I got 2 x gtx285's and i score P25k.

    Very happy with my cards


    The single PCB design in my opion is going to fail.

    The way the current is it disputes the heat on the top pcb and the other core on the bottom. They will have to use the same cooler do by far more work to keep the chip(s) cool. Bad idea i think.

    like i said. Happy with my GTX's.

    Also if your considering "upgrading" to a 295, grab a 285 on dell's site and use the code and get it for $265 + ship.

    http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=88882

    DO IT :)
     
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    man you have arguably the second fastest card in the industry and only a 22" monitor i recken keep the 4870x2 and buy a 24-27" monitor and enjoy the 1920 x 1200 goodness
     
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    Bro I had the same question going through my mind. Trust me if you wait for something new you'll be asking yourself the same question because there will always be something new to wait for lol.
     
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    go for the 295 and get a 24"
     
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    Go with the GTX 295 ~ and you will not be dissapointed!
     
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    Aren't next-gen cards coming out sometime this late summer/fall?
     
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    The thing is that 24" monitors cost double the amount of a 22" here where i live
     
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    Pretty much same in aus, no point at all in paying 350-400+ AUD for a 24inch compared to 200-300AUD for a 22inch for 2 inches extra lol.
     
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    no such thing as overkill and the 295 makes me feel funny in my pants and gets me dates with women. :toast: Plus I get great frames in Crysis! :D
     
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    how about a 40" in 1080 with a 295?:D
     
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    I watch Blu-ray movies through my computer (GTX 295) on my 40" and it looks awesome :pimp:
    Haven't played any games through it yet as I need to get a wireless keyboard and mouse.
     
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    lol well great, I just missed the delivery guy. I woke up 5 minutes after he leaves LOL, I could hear the doorbell in my dreams I knew I had to get up :S.
     
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    hmmmmmmm, buy a 295, yea, mmmmmm great, the XFX's look greeeaat! :roll:
     
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    you have a 4870X2... IMO not worth the trouble...

    But then again, if you can sell it for a good price, and dont mind spending the extra cash, then go for it.
     
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    If you want it go for it.
     
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    Ok i sold the 4870X2... In my country a 295 will cost me 1.375 times the price of a 285, so what the obvious decision?
     
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    Doooo Ittt!!!
     
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    Thanks for the enthusiasm but, do what?
     
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    sorry I meant 'get that card' LOL
     
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    seriously its nvr a good time to buy video cards. if you really want it you might aswell get it and regret later on rofl
     
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    Every time a card is released, the engineers start working on something new.
     
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    I never heard anything like that, care to explain?
     

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