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Old 11-05-2008, 03:54 PM   #11 (permalink)
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ok another question... SO MANY BRANDS OF GRAPHIC CARDS!!!

how do i tell which 280 is the best?(not over 500$)
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EVGA and XFX are good brands. They both have pretty sweet warranties that cover overclocking.
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Old 11-05-2008, 04:13 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Go for EVGA or XFX. They have the best warranties. The EVGA ones are factory overclocked though, so I would probably go for that one, unless you want to do it yourself.

For more info on the warranty differences, look to my topic: What is the difference between these cards?

Also, I still have a few questions in my last post there, and I would become happy if someone could answer them.
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There isn't any point in buying factory OC'd cards. its easy to do yourself, and EVGA covers it. You will end up paying $10 extra for something that you can do in 2 minutes. Not worth it.
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gosh, **** buying a premade "custom" computer, i didnt think i'd be able to get this well of components for this price.... thanks for the great info guys
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if you do get a gtx 260 get a core 216 version.
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hmm, whats the price range i should be looking at minimum for mohterboard? i know nothing about em pretty mutch..(how to tell fi there good or not)
i wanna try and get a pc built with about 1500$ and has a single 280 (or 260), a q6600, and 4 gb of ram
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Will you be doing sli at all?

The only sli motherboards are Nvidia based and their chipsets aren't very good and the boards tend to be overpriced too.

A good board to go with is the Biostar I45. You can also get the Gigabyte EP45-DS3R. They both are solid overclockers.
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