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Old 05-17-2009, 12:46 PM   #11 (permalink)
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^^ Ditto. The 260 would be just fine for that resolution.
That's what I'm saying, but where are people getting the idea that GTX 260 Core 216 is underpowered
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Its not UP in any games save Crysis 1920x1200 and above. For that, my gtx 285 barely maxes with no AA, at least at fps acceptable to me.
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GTX260 underpowered?

you guys can't be serious? Just because it's the bottom rung of the GTX2xx series ladder doesn't mean it's slow.

I myself love the GTX260 (at least the 216 core)

this one keeps up with the "mighty" GTX280 just fine, and really is a nice overclocker even with then already high factory clocks
Newegg.com - XFX GX260NADBF GeForce GTX 260 Black Edition Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

and then of course the reference card for only $180
Newegg.com - XFX GX260XADJF GeForce GTX 260 Core Edition Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

yes I do prefer xfx b/c of their double lifetime warranty but evga,msi,asus etc etc are all good companies
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Okay, well I see no real reason to change video cards, though I might look into it, However, for the rest of that stuff, it seems thats okay then? I mean, of course I will change motherboards, but the rest is alright?
I'm not really looking to blast absolutely everything out of the water, and to be honest I have no interest in trying to play crysis, let alone max it. So, I guess I'll just go ahead and grab this stuff then, I gotta wait until Wednesday or Thursday though, so feel free to say stuff until then .


edit- IF i got the 280 or something a bit more powerful than the 260, then what kind of PSU should I look at?
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Okay, well I see no real reason to change video cards, though I might look into it, However, for the rest of that stuff, it seems thats okay then? I mean, of course I will change motherboards, but the rest is alright?
I'm not really looking to blast absolutely everything out of the water, and to be honest I have no interest in trying to play crysis, let alone max it. So, I guess I'll just go ahead and grab this stuff then, I gotta wait until Wednesday or Thursday though, so feel free to say stuff until then .


edit- IF i got the 280 or something a bit more powerful than the 260, then what kind of PSU should I look at?
Your fine, dont worry, change the mobo for an X58 (Like the normal Asus P6T) and every other choice you made is a good one. The GTX260 is a powerful card. I grabbed two just to be greedy.

Good choice on PSU, RAM etc..... Go get the PC now.
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Your fine, dont worry, change the mobo for an X58 (Like the normal Asus P6T)

I'll second that motherboard
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