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Old 06-21-2009, 03:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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If I have this card which is superclocked, do I need to buy a cooling system at this moment, or can it wait a couple of months?

EVGA 896-P3-1255-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

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Old 06-21-2009, 03:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What do you mean by cooling system? I assume some sort of watercooling. Or do you mean just add another couple fans? Either way unless you're having heat issues there's no need for either.
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Yeah watercooling. Ok thanks, I'll try it without the cooling first and hopefully it won't get overheated.

EDIT: I'm about to buy all the parts to build a computer in about 10 mins, so I wanted to ask that.
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card won't be over heated, don't worry about it..if it starts getting a bit hot just turn the fan up some
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I already have the money, and I'll be buying the parts today, so I'm trying to decide if I should get a Radeon HD 4890 or a GTX 260 core 216 superclocked (performance wise).

Oh, and does SLI in benchmark tests mean that it is hooked up with another GPU? I know that SLI lets you hook more than one GPU, but in benchmark tests does it mean that it is tested with two of them?
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If you go to dell.com they are selling gtx 260s for 130 bucks.
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I'm seeing the same price for the 260's at dell.com, and it's not even superclocked.
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