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November 14, 2008 11:52:25 PM

(gamimg) (1920x1200)Ok i was wondering what GPU would be the best for my build. My limit is $300 and will be Nvidia not ati.
The Specs are

Case: Cooler Master CM-690
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product...

Motherboard: XFX 780i
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: INTEL C2Q Q6600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MEMORY: G.SKILL 4 GB DDR2 800
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

POWER SUPPLY: ULTRA X3 800W
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...

CPU COOLER: ZALMAN 9700
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

So there it is. Any suggestion on my gpu????

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November 15, 2008 12:19:04 AM

yea that was my first choice. i was also comparing it with the 9800GX2 for Tigerdirect-$300 and the 9800GTX+ about $170
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November 15, 2008 1:37:01 AM

under 300 is the 260

over 300, gtx 280 can be had fior 350 after bates
November 15, 2008 1:48:34 AM

what about the 9800GX2 is it worth it??????
November 15, 2008 2:14:25 AM

no the 9800GX2 is not the way to go...

your 300 price tag and nvidia all point to the GTX260

make sure to get the Core 216 model they are about 10%faster for a few bucks more
November 15, 2008 2:18:30 AM

ok thanks for the help!!! :) 
November 15, 2008 11:33:52 AM

Any temperature issues with the GX2? I had a 7950 GX2, and the top card was always running hot.
November 15, 2008 12:14:49 PM

the 216 260 GTX, is a load of squirrel turds. Its like 1-3% faster than the reg. Sometimes you can't see a difference. Most I've seen it was 1-5 frames faster (and I'm being generous, ofc there are exceptions to every rule). Grab an old 260 GTX since they are around 200$ now, and oc it. Since it can oc higher than the 216 Core, you can make up that 1-3% and some:) 
November 15, 2008 3:31:46 PM

Wrecks said:
Any temperature issues with the GX2? I had a 7950 GX2, and the top card was always running hot.


Should be around 70C load. Results from last person who got it:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/256742-33-second-8800...

Two identical cards running at different temperatures may have to do with case airflow deadspots.
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