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New Graphics Card Poll: Need thoughts/Input

Discussion in 'NVIDIA' started by pepsi71ocean, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. pepsi71ocean New Member

    Nov 7, 2007
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    Ok, its about upgrade time IMO for me. My 8800GT KO i think is about pushing its limits, and newer Games like GTA IV, and COD5 etic can't be played on WOT.

    I think its about time to Upgrade, with the card pushing 2+ years now. Im asking for a multitude of questions and im wondering for you input.

    Ok, i added a poll but here is a list of the 4 Polls anyways.

    1. eVGA GTX 280 SSC Edition LINK
    Core 648 Stock Price $354.99

    2. eVGA GTX 280 SC Edition LINK
    Core 621 Price $339.99

    3. eVGA GTX 280 Plain LINK
    Core 602 Price $324.99

    4. I wait for the prices to drop even more, but risk the cards being sold out.

    5. Do not upgrade at all/keep current 8800GT KO.

    If you want real price its about $35 bucks between tax and shipping.

    I am looking to future proof at least another 2 -4 years before upgrading cards. My PSU is a OP800 Watt with 66a on the +12v rail. Im leaning towards the SSC edition, but i am not sure how far each would overclock, or how the best card would be of the 3. Anyways i would be interested in hearing from GTX 280 owners, and what editions they have and how far they overclock, and more importantly the temps that the card runs. Also ide like to hear any problems as well.

    Ive also considered the GTX 285 295 series, but i think that unless the prices are the same, there is no real advantage. The GTX 285 from what ive heard is about the sme speed as the GTX 280 SSC edition. Is there any accuracy to this?

    I know its alot but thanks in advance.!
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  2. Kursah

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    Oct 15, 2006
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    I would get a plain jane GTX and OC it if you want extra clocks...on those cards that's the difference you're paying for. You might get a better binned GPU with the more expensive products for a higher OC. Even stock the 280 is a very powerful card, I decided to go 260 and haven't been dissapointed yet!

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  3. farlex85


    Mar 29, 2007
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    I'd wait for the new cards to come out to see what they can do. I don't think you have much danger of the 280 selling out at this point, and if it does it will likely be back quick. If you can't wait I'd just go w/ the regular, I don't see much point in paying for an oc'd card.
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  4. LittleLizard


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    wait for the 285, so the 280 prices goes to the floor
  5. 3870x2


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    I agree with farlex, but dont ever get an sc or ssc edition, overclock it yourself, or you arent a TPU member :)
    wait a couple weeks and hit up the GTX 260GX2(lol) or the GTX280 when the prices inevitably drop.
  6. curt New Member

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    if u can get a gtx 280 im loven mine

    more then dubles the speed of my older 8800gts 640mb

    runs cooler then my 8800gts as well

    43c idel an load of 60c

    lil pricy $440 can

    allso read that the gtx 295 is just 2 260.s stuck together
    10 Year Member at TPU

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