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Old 04-17-2009, 11:06 AM   #11 (permalink)
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gtx285! The gtx 295 is essentially gtx275's in sli and if you get sli gtx285's then your just one off getting tri sli gtx285 which is faster then sli gtx295's
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Old 04-17-2009, 11:53 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Personally i wont go near sandwich cards ever again. I love my 285s.
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Old 04-17-2009, 12:40 PM   #13 (permalink)
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If you want the easiest, least hassle upgrade path, go with the best single gpu you can afford. This is the path I am choosing. I went with a mobo that can be upgraded with a Phenom II, overclocks well, has 1 PCI-E x16 2.0 slot so I can upgrade to at least an HD 4890 without overdoing my 550W PSU, and I can just keep doing this. Eventually I may need a new power supply, which will be a pain to upgrade... but by that time it will probably have been 2 years or so and I'll just build a whole new system on an i7 by then
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Also, SLI or Crossfire won't guaranty a specific amount of increase for all applications. Games, for instance, vary on how they accept 2 GPUs. Some are optimized and some aren't.
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by that time it will probably have been 2 years or so and I'll just build a whole new system on an i7 by then
In two years, there will be something better than i7, so you can just skip it.
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In two years, there will be something better than i7, so you can just skip it.
Why would I skip it? It will probably be the perfect option for my price range by then. I should have gone with Core 2 Duo or Quad or Phenom II's this time around, but I went for the dirt cheap X2.
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In two years, there will be something better than i7, so you can just skip it.
By that logic, you will never upgrade. Because there is -always- something better coming out.
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