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Old 05-19-2009, 04:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey guys and girls

come asking questions yet again

i've just went and got my self this monitor:

28" Hanns-G HG281DP Widescreen Monitor - Aria Technology

now my graphics card is pushing its self to hard and i'm looking at getting a better one (specially with the past events with driver issue)

the cary on basic games (guildwars) is putting its self to 99% load and pushing its self to 90-110c now i'm not happy with these temps and the way its getting stressed so easy

so what sory of card would you suggest, cost is not a problem
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i would suggest a gtx295 if you can find one, if money isnt a problem. if you cant find one go sli gtx260's, or gtx285 seeing you have money coz the two cards will run easier on that big res.
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Old 05-19-2009, 06:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have that same monitor, I'm running (2) GTX 280's

However your mobo is a P35 chipset with only one pci-e x16 slot so your looking for a single card solution. I think you would be fine with a 4870 X2 on the ATI side or a GTX 260 or above on the Nvidia side. I would probably go with the GTX 285 as dual gpu cards tend to run hotter
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4890 or gtx275 imo. I would go with the 4890 if your not Nvidia biased.

Oh, just saw that you said cost is not a problem.

In that case well..... 4870x2 or gtx295.... or just build a new rig and do some sli or crossfire action if money REALLY isn't a problem.
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Just because cost is not a problem doesn't mean he should buy something he really doesn't need...

If you want a beastly card for that resolution, and if you want to play more intensive games later, grab a GTX 285.
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Just because cost is not a problem doesn't mean he should buy something he really doesn't need...
In all seriousness do any of us need to play video games? Or play video games maxed out
In that case, a 9500gt should do him about right.

He said he wanted a new gpu and that there was no budget, so I guess he should just grab the best he can get. Not what he needs.
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Just because cost is not a problem doesn't mean he should buy something he really doesn't need...

If you want a beastly card for that resolution, and if you want to play more intensive games later, grab a GTX 285.
+1 to that.

GTX 280, newegg has one for $260

Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P3-1280-TR GeForce GTX 280 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

or a GTX 285 RECERTIFIED, for $280

Newegg.com - Recertified: XFX GX285NZDF GeForce GTX 285 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
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Old 05-19-2009, 11:22 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Man oh man. A gtx 280 for 260 is really looking good compared to my 4850 for like 165....
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Second the gtx 280s they are at a great price now the gtx 285 is so popular. Grab one of them for sure.
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i am not made of money but i can grab a 295 or 4870x2 (as in the sense i cant afford a new rig only a upgrade)

right got me eye on 2 of them now

Asus GeForce GTX285 1G PCI-E 2.0 - Aria Technology

XFX GeForce GTX 285 XXX 1024MB PCI-E 2.0 - Aria Technology

the only differenc in these 2 (apart from £5 price difference) is the xfx is a slight bit faster clock for clock

i know its should be a no brainer from here (xfx) but anyone got experance of them 2
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