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I'm thinking about getting a new graphics card because its time my old 8800 retired.

But the problem is there are two cards I'm looking at an there is a price differences between the eVGA GTX295 ($755 AUD) and the ASUS GTX295 ($679) which grabbed my attention.

So, is it worth cheaping out and getting the cheaper card of the two or is the more expensive one going to be better in the long run?

eVGA:
http://www.scorptec.com.au/computer/34353-017-p3-1295

ASUS:
http://www.scorptec.com.au/computer/31178-engtx295-2di-1792md3
 
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They both look like stock reference cards, so there should be no difference between them.
 

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I'm just worried because in the past I've not had much luck with ASUS products. xD
 

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if ur gonna spend that much why not wait till the new stuff comes out?

And if you are only using a 22" why that card? Something like a GTX 260/275 would be plenty (or even a GTS 250, lol)
 

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if ur gonna spend that much why not wait till the new stuff comes out?
because its Australia and by the time "new" stuff comes out here even more new stuff will be out else were so its a circle of endless waiting.

And if you are only using a 22" why that card? Something like a GTX 260/275 would be plenty (or even a GTS 250, lol)
because I also have a 42" plasma I hook my PC up to sometimes.
 

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In a bit (short time) the Nvidia DX 11 cards will be here and since you were gonna spend so much it just seems silly to pay so much for last gen stuff.

Im sure since the holiday season is almost here it wont be that long.

(lol, you make Australia sound like the dark side of the moon)

Whats the res of the 42"?
 

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SLI your 8800GT with another and have as much performance as you need.

Best bang for buck option right there. :)
Thats a very good point.:cool:
 
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because its Australia and by the time "new" stuff comes out here even more new stuff will be out else were so its a circle of endless waiting.



because I also have a 42" plasma I hook my PC up to sometimes.
Is that plasma support resolution up to 2560x1920? Or 1920x1080?

GTX295 is a really bad buy right now, the price gonna drop a lot in the next 1-2 months. If you want to keep your card for a long time, I recommend AMD new HD5000 series, or wait for new DX11 cards from NVIDIA.
 

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all I want to know is which of those two brands are the best buy?
 

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Normally, I'd say go with the eVGA for the lifetime warranty. However, you aren't in the US, so both have the same warranty.

I still have had better luck with eVGA's support compared to ASUS.

That being said, even if you do connect it to a 42" HDTV, a single GTX 285 would be enough, the GTX 295 is a horrible waste of money right now.

If you want GTX 295 performance, then you are better off getting two GTX275s for $300(based on the prices on the site you gave) and save yourself the $80-155. Afterall, a GTX 295 is just two GTX 275's put together...
 

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Normally, I'd say go with the eVGA for the lifetime warranty. However, you aren't in the US, so both have the same warranty.

I still have had better luck with eVGA's support compared to ASUS.

That being said, even if you do connect it to a 42" HDTV, a single GTX 285 would be enough, the GTX 295 is a horrible waste of money right now.

If you want GTX 295 performance, then you are better off getting two GTX275s for $300(based on the prices on the site you gave) and save yourself the $80-155. Afterall, a GTX 295 is just two GTX 275's put together...
Thank you! I may take your advice on that one :D
 
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Wait, is that the correct prices?
you about to pay near 700 bucks on a video card? :confused:
 

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I see you want something powerful

Wait for the 5870 X2 i think at the end of this month (is not much time ) we can find it. And before chirstams you can have it.
 

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Asus GTX 295 Mars Edition will blow away anything right now