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Old 02-06-2009, 04:48 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Thats because they were nvidia chipsets. These are intel chipsets. My evga has been rock solid and i can hit 4.5ghz on water

I just dont trust biostar. Maybe they have come farther, but i still see them as the kia of the motherboard industry. Why buy a kia when i can get honda for the same price
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Old 02-06-2009, 05:53 PM   #32 (permalink)
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my monitor its a Flatron W2252TQ
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I can see where you're going with that, veedub. I used to hate Biostar for the poor quality boards they used to have...they are getting better, though. But I have heard nothing but gold about the EVGA as well.

EDIT: Well, with your monitor, I would just say get whichever you feel like spending money on. Either a single 260 or 295. The 295 will have much better performance, but I don't know if it would be worth it at your resolution.
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Old 02-06-2009, 06:00 PM   #34 (permalink)
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ummm in buying the OS is it okay if I buy an OEM? cause its cheaper
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oem is fine. just can only install it on one PC
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ohhhh! what resolution would i need in order to get the best out of dual 295?
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2560x1600 is a good res to stress dual GTX295's
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Even with dual GTX285's that power supply is overkill, pick up a 7 or 850tx, and save yourself some cash.

Micro Center | the center of .computer shopping has the Core i7 chip for less than Newegg, but I don't think the offer is good online any more.
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