I'm lately thinking about upgrading my graphic card and hard drives.
I have no idea what to buy. I have about 690 euro savings now and i'm not sure what to buy.
I have folowing specs:
CPU: Intel Quad Core Q9400 (3.52ghz - 440mhz x 8)
MB: Gigabyte EP35-DS4 (440mhz x 4)
RAM: 2x 2gb Mushkin Enached (2x 440mhz)
HDD: 1x Seagate 320gb
PSU: 550w LG power
I know GTX295 gives huge performance incresse, but is it wouth it ?
Price of GTX295 : 523 euro ( in my country )
Price of GTX260 core 216: 282 euro (in my country )
I would go GTX295 if my psu is 100% it could handle it.
If it cant, i would rather wait untill price drops on some point and buy new PSU 750w LG power (100euro).
I also need two new hard drives 640gigabyte thinking of RAID 0 config for 140 euros.
I'm web designer and developer and i have loads of projects witch i dnt know where to store. So i realy need some raid just in case !
ive been fortunate to have the 8800gt ,4870 512, gtx 260 216, 4870x2, gtx 285, and gtx 295. even though its the most expensive card out right now its certainly is that way for a reason. Incrediable improvement over the 260 216. THe 4870x2 just drove me crazy with all its driver shananagins. if u can afford the 295 id pick it up. im actually keepign that card for a while. as for dx 11, it wont be applicable for at LEAST 12 months. It may be out but lilke anything it will take a while to see it in action on a consistent basis.
Agreed. I read tons and tons of benchmarks before even considering a purchase, and after digging through everything, if you have the money, the GTX 295 would be the best way to go. As far as DX 11, waiting for that would be pointless. When it comes out, supporting cards will cost you an arm and a leg, have terrible drivers, and won't even be useful for anything. You can pretend it's not true, but think about DX10. There still aren't enough games that support DX10 to justify buying a DX11 for the SOLE REASON it's DX11.