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Nvidia geforce gtx 260 or nvidia geforce 9800 gtx+ ?

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December 18, 2008 2:52:57 PM

Hello!

My name is Marian, I am from Romania and I am new to Tom's Hardware Forum, but I've been using the site, especially the charts, everytime I had to make a decision about a PC component.

Now I am in a big dilema.
I want to buy a few components, but I have a certain budget, so I must chose wisely.

1st option:
- ASUS Nvidia GeForce 9800GTX+ DK (Graphic Board)
- Antec NeoPower 650 Blue (PSU)
- Antec P182 (Case)

2nd option:
- Antec NeoPower 650 Blue (PSU)
- LeadTek WinFast GTX 260 Extreme

These are the combinations I would like and I can afford.

I've been browsing the net for tests of the two graphic boards and I must say the 9800 GTX+ is pretty close to the GTX 260 board and the 9800 GTX+ is cheaper with $180 than the GTX 260 (in my country) so I am thinking the GTX 260 isn't really worth all that money.


Any thoughts?
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December 18, 2008 3:42:59 PM

The 260 is certainly better, but it all depends on your resolution and how much you are willing to pay for performance.

December 18, 2008 5:22:24 PM

Yes, I know the 260 is better, but its price is ~ 70% (depending on board's brand) higher than the price of 9800 GTX+.
So I guess 9800 GTX+ has a much better price/performance ratio.
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December 18, 2008 6:25:10 PM

Well, I'd get the 9800GTX+ personally (in fact, it is about equivalent to my 4850, so, in essence I really did make that choice) because I don't like buying top of the line since they are normally overpriced. I guess the real question is what do you expect the card to do (what games do you like, what resolution is your monitor, etc.?)

Hope that helps, and welcome to the forums!
December 18, 2008 7:29:15 PM

IM very pleased with my 9800GTX+, buyed it for 170$ CAD (140-150$US)

Im just waiting to find a better deal to SLI it.

Crysy benchmark gives me over 30fps AVG on very high settings.
Paired with a E6850 @ 3.6ghz 2gig ram (waiting on my 4 gigs)

TF2 run so smooth, MAXED out AA, the lowest i see is 50FPS and peak over 130fps.


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December 18, 2008 7:31:05 PM

EXT64 said:
Well, I'd get the 9800GTX+ personally (in fact, it is about equivalent to my 4850, so, in essence I really did make that choice) because I don't like buying top of the line since they are normally overpriced. I guess the real question is what do you expect the card to do (what games do you like, what resolution is your monitor, etc.?)

Hope that helps, and welcome to the forums!

i wouldn't say you made a bad choice, the 4850 is better than the 9800GTX+
December 18, 2008 8:35:59 PM

Now I'm starting to think about a HIS H485QX512P or a Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 Toxic. I originaly was thinking to buy an ASUS Nvidia GeForce 9800GTX+ DK, but I've found some charts in a PC magazin suggesting that those two ATI based boards are better.

HIS H485QX512P and Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 Toxic are pretty close, HIS having a better cooling system and maybe a bit more OC potential.

Tough choiche...
December 18, 2008 9:34:08 PM

My EVGA 9800GTX+ SC (stock 778mhz) is OCed to 800 without any change in the eat. still getting 50c under load.

Your right to say that those ATI card are good, ATI is the leader ATM. But im an Nvidia guy !!!! ;) 
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