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October 19, 2008 4:55:52 AM

So right now I can buy a 260 for 366$ with taxes and shipping from I looked at the 280 and it is like 300$ more, and I do not want to spend that. Recently I bought a Samsung T260 26inch monitor, from my old 19 inch. Now I notice my 8800gts 512 is lagging behind, a bit and I need a good affordable boost in FPS, so 260 would be key for that fix. Problem is I have a 600watt PSU, I'll just tell you my system specs, as of now. Would I be able to run a 260 on this system if I took out the 8800gts 512?

Silverstone Strider 600watt PSU
Intel Duo core 6850 (not o/c'd)
8800 GTS 512
2gig Crucial Ballistix 1066 RAM
Evga 780i Mobo
Seagate 500gig HD
Soundblaster Xtreme Gamer Sound card
Coolmaster Stacker 832
G5 Mouse
G15 Keyboard
SteelSeries 5H Headset
7 Fans

Any suggestions on this would be greatly appreciated. :bounce: 

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October 19, 2008 6:17:01 AM

You can get an XFX overclocked GTX 260 for $230 after rebate from (well $270 but included CoD4)
October 19, 2008 7:16:25 AM

i think that company is overcharging
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October 19, 2008 7:22:35 AM

NCIX is 4 hours away from me. Plus it is Canadian money, not US. Anyone else help me out, if 600watts is enough for this system?
October 19, 2008 7:36:47 AM

Youll be good on 600W.
October 19, 2008 7:38:18 AM

Nice, think it's worth to go to get the 280?
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October 19, 2008 7:40:23 AM

Well, you have a 780i motherboard, so have you thought about just adding another 8800GT to run them in SLi? Certainly would be cheaper :D . There are some cases where SLi doesn't scale well or could provide you with lower minimum framerates, but on the whole two 8800 GTs in SLi would be faster than a single 260.
October 19, 2008 7:45:54 AM

I don't know if 600watts is good enough for 2x 8800gts 512. It is also 300$ which is the same price as the 260, should I just get the 280 then? I can afford it is more money.
October 19, 2008 7:48:48 AM

Also kind of scared of SLI because of glitches I keep hearing about and troubles... if 280 is better then 2x8800 512, then ill get the 280.
October 19, 2008 7:52:56 AM

Man... Get a box of rocks and organize them as your hobby. If you can't figure it out with the web as your slave.........Goggle, few weeks reading maybe?
October 19, 2008 7:56:18 AM

My 580W Mushkin handled two 4850's just fine, so it will do two 8800GT's without a doubt.
October 19, 2008 7:57:37 AM

thank you, reading up on a Elite Bastards forum, of them testing 2x8800 512s, with pretty much the same system.
October 19, 2008 10:54:53 AM

I'm thinking it would be better to buy a Radeon 4870 rather than a GTX260....
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October 19, 2008 1:26:46 PM

it will handle 2 8800gts, gtx260 and possible 2 gtx260.