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XFX or EVGA GeForce 9800 GTX +

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March 19, 2009 6:34:25 PM

What do you have already??

Because if you have the money get the GTX 260, if you dont want to hassle the money for that card,

Look at the GTS 250, performs a little better than the 9800GTX+ and is smaller with more memory, 1gb vs 512mb.

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March 19, 2009 6:57:00 PM

If you have a SLi mobo, get 2x9800GTXs in SLi.
Fro Xfire, get 2x4850s or 2x4870s (512mb which is cheaper)

If you don't have a Sli/Xfire mobo, get a GTX260 216core or 4870 1GB
March 19, 2009 7:14:10 PM

Whats your budget on the card?

i say no to the 9800gtx,

if your going to sli, make sure you get the gtx 260, then get another card later on
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that rig has a single 12v rail of 38a on a 650w and only 2 pci-e 6pins.

You will need to upgrade it to a 750w PC Power cooling(Red casing).

That motherboard supports both sli and crossfire.

Do you plan on getting both cards now, or gettings 1 card at a time.



March 19, 2009 7:18:54 PM

fullmetall said:
What do you have already??

Because if you have the money get the GTX 260, if you dont want to hassle the money for that card,

Look at the GTS 250, performs a little better than the 9800GTX+ and is smaller with more memory, 1gb vs 512mb.


the gts250 comes in both 512 and 1gb versions.
the main difference between it and at 9800gtx is under full load (gpugrid) the 9800gtx ran at 75c at stock settings and the gts250 runs at 63c. using rivatuner to up the fan speed on the 9800gtx to 40% and it falls to 68c ( while still being reasonable quiet)

the 250 is about 1/2 inch shorter. which does make cable runs in some cases alot easier.

speed wise the gts250 will bench slightly faster but i cant see the difference. and if i clocked the 9800 at the same settings they should be identical.

cards i'd look at:
9400gt (50 bux) - basic hd video
9600gso (80 bux)
gts250 (130 bux)
gtx260 (200 bux)
3 x gtx295 (~1700 bux) - doubles as a space heater.

March 19, 2009 7:27:39 PM

Well the GTS 250 is reasonable if the GTX 260 is to much for his budget, i've been saying the same thing about the GTS 250. But, so is a 1gb 4870 which is sitting at $189.99 compared to a normal price of $210+ for the GTX 260.

All in all, im an ATI guy, so i'd like to see the toxic 1gb sapphire 4870 then buy another later.

the toxic version will perform a little better than the regular version but, if your an nvidia guy, the gtx 260 wont make you lose anything, your just gaining.

March 19, 2009 8:08:19 PM

Thats wierd, tiger direct lowered the gtx 260 but, on newegg its $210+ and for the 4870 they raised the sapphire 4870 1gb and on newegg its $189.99
March 20, 2009 2:55:42 PM

Ignatowski said:
the gts250 comes in both 512 and 1gb versions.
the main difference between it and at 9800gtx is under full load (gpugrid) the 9800gtx ran at 75c at stock settings and the gts250 runs at 63c. using rivatuner to up the fan speed on the 9800gtx to 40% and it falls to 68c ( while still being reasonable quiet)

the 250 is about 1/2 inch shorter. which does make cable runs in some cases alot easier.

speed wise the gts250 will bench slightly faster but i cant see the difference. and if i clocked the 9800 at the same settings they should be identical.

cards i'd look at:
9400gt (50 bux) - basic hd video
9600gso (80 bux)
gts250 (130 bux)
gtx260 (200 bux)
3 x gtx295 (~1700 bux) - doubles as a space heater.


You can not run 3 295's in tri sli. you can do a quad sli with 2 295 or tri sli with 3 285 where the 3 285 will outperform the 2 295.
March 20, 2009 4:36:39 PM

That's out of the question for this build though, just keep it simple so you dont confus the O.P. lol.

Skip the 9800gtx+ and get a GTX 260, but, if you have the money, "if" i'd prefer the gtx 280/4870x2: not crossfire, 2 gpu's-1card.
March 20, 2009 6:07:11 PM

I also agree to skip the 9800 and get the gtx 260 if you have the money.
March 20, 2009 7:35:13 PM

Yeah it depends on your budget but if you get the gtx 260 make sure you get the core 216 model or it is a waste of money. I own the 9800 gtx+ because I really was taken by the $139 after rebate price and it runs everything at a very high frame rate so I'm satisfied with it. If you're looking at $200-$300, then definitely get the 260 core 216. As far as SLI goes, you can SLI the 260 later on if you buy another one. The 9800 GTX+ in sli configuration will blow away a single 260 core 216, but it will cost somewhere in the neighborhood of $300 of course.
February 23, 2010 6:14:47 AM

I just picked up two xfx 9800gtx black editions on ebay for $200... The 9800gtx+ is still a great card. They're getting pretty cheap now and will still preform as good as the 260.
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