Author Topic: Wait for GTX300 or get a GTX295  (Read 4542 times)

[SJ]dirtyvfr

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Re: Wait for GTX300 or get a GTX295
« Reply #25 on: August 24, 2009, 08:11:07 am »
Jason any updates on the mobo, interesting that you are upgrading from a GTX260

i was also thinking about upgrading my 7950 GX2 and was thinking GTX260 (£110) maybe even SLI, but then thats another £100+ for a power supply. 


a very very good review test on various graphics cards (even test it on a sim) , Note link is to Sim FPS and % increase, use index to go to the start of review see link
http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3517&p=12   

cheers

gogs

[SJ]jason brown

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Re: Wait for GTX300 or get a GTX295
« Reply #26 on: August 24, 2009, 09:10:52 am »
i have a gtx 280 and ive desided to go with a xfx 780i motherboard with 2 x gtx 280`s on sli and a 9600gt xxx animal for my physics . for cooling a coolermaster v8 and all in a lain li or anatec 1200 case just can`t make my mind up on the case. nev is having a anatec case this week so going to see how it handles when ive sorted it for him . for some cheap xfx stuff try http://www.xfxshop.co.uk/products.asp?cat=preowned . i know there pre owned but most of the stuff is returns which are still sealed and new.
What is the rig your running now consit of and ill see if i got anything which might be of use to you kicking around...
you can also get a 700 watt true power supply which are good power supplys for less then £30(ill pm you proper price) well i know where to get you one from lol and i got one of them running my rig now and the new one i build will have the same power supply ..
My old motherboard just went to a kid called petch dave ,who will be trying to join simjunkies in the end of september when he gets his machine up and running.
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[SJ]hendrix

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Re: Wait for GTX300 or get a GTX295
« Reply #27 on: August 24, 2009, 09:25:01 am »
A good 700 watt supply for only £30... hmm are u sure ?

[SJ]jason brown

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Re: Wait for GTX300 or get a GTX295
« Reply #28 on: August 24, 2009, 10:02:44 am »
yes , there also one in nevs machine. nev watched me pull what bit of hair i have out when i couldn`t get his machine running the other week.

[SJ]hendrix

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Re: Wait for GTX300 or get a GTX295
« Reply #29 on: August 26, 2009, 03:51:53 pm »
2 X 280 in sli config   is the answer they will piss all over the 295gtx

as you already have one .. a lot cheaper than the 295gtx and better performance :)

[SJ]dirtyvfr

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Re: Wait for GTX300 or get a GTX295
« Reply #30 on: August 26, 2009, 04:40:01 pm »
if your cpu can hit over 3ghz, otherwise you'll be cpu bound. this would become evident after adding more powerfull graphics devices and only getting a small increase in FPS output at the same resolution.

as has been said by others in loads of posts, it's a balancing act of GPU / CPU and system.

 

[SJ]jason brown

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Re: Wait for GTX300 or get a GTX295
« Reply #31 on: August 26, 2009, 08:57:14 pm »
it going to be a few wees before i finish it now , think i got a second gtx280 for £100 on the way, the water cooler is out the window cos can`t get one so going for the collermaster v8 . ill test a few games when its done let you know what they are or if i blow it up in on first button press lol

[SJ]hendrix

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Re: Wait for GTX300 or get a GTX295
« Reply #32 on: August 28, 2009, 03:17:55 pm »
Jason I would be concerned using a £30 psu with all that lovely equipment. Im sure you know what your doing but .... just dont want your system to fail cause of a cheap power supply  :)

[SJ]jason brown

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Re: Wait for GTX300 or get a GTX295
« Reply #33 on: August 29, 2009, 11:48:49 am »
if it fails ill get another. it should be fine thow . think ill get a couple of spares just in case  :fingers crossed: