GTS 250 vs Tags: Homebuilt Systems Last response: August 10, 2009 7:32 PM in Systems Share GNStro August 9, 2009 3:36:59 PM Purchasing Core 2 Quad Q8300 (2.5ghz), 8G DDR3, etc. (gaming) Question ............ Would I be better off with one GTS 250 ?? OR for about the same money, I could install 2 9600GT cards. Which would serve me better in the long run - I've been keeping my computers about 5 years (I know .... too long) before being able to afford a new build (occasional small upgrades). I'd appreciate any input. More about : gts 250 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove obsidian86 Homebuilt system Expert August 9, 2009 3:39:02 PM http://www.neoseeker.com/resourcelink.html?rid=174121 an a gts 250 is jus renamed 9800gtx+ | Report abuse obsidian86 Homebuilt system Expert August 9, 2009 3:39:57 PM for the same price get a 4850 or 4870 | Report abuse batuchka Homebuilt system Master August 9, 2009 6:11:35 PM Err if you getting DDR3 hit either an i7 or Phenom 2 rig @@ As for your GPU question: we need to know your resolution games take place | Report abuse Related ressources ATI Radeon HD5770 1gb ddr5(128bits) vs XFX Nvidia Geforce GTS 250 - Forum ATI Radeon HD 5450 2GB vs nVidia Galaxy GTS 250 1gb - Forum GTS250 vs . GT400 - Forum Radeon 7560 HD vs GTS 250 - Forum GTS 250 vs GTX 650 - Forum Ask the community Publish Outlander_04 Homebuilt system Master August 10, 2009 4:50:25 AM what you'd be better off with for gaming is a Core 2 duo with a higher clock speed and 4 gig of ram or get even smarter and buy a phenom x3 720 be and 4 gig of ddr3 to go with your new am3 mb | Report abuse rockyjohn August 10, 2009 6:00:31 AM If you have an SLI mobo and the PSU to handle it - the answer is easy, Go with the GTS 250. Then you still have a slot open to later add another GTS 250 and almost double gaming power, especially important if you are keep rig for 5 years. | Report abuse englandr753 August 10, 2009 6:09:01 AM If you can swing another 80 bucks or so I would get the 275. EVGA has a 25.00 rebate on this card now. I got mine at Microcenter... | Report abuse Aoster87 August 10, 2009 4:32:17 PM At the very minimum get a Core 216 GTX 260 | Report abuse fullmetall August 10, 2009 5:17:27 PM First, Whats your full rig because if you dont give us a hint of what you have, people (as you see) will start throwing parts at you and you may not even need them. First, Q8300 isn't a gaming CPU, E8400/E8500 +1. Whats your mobo as of now, psu, ram, etc. If you didnt notice, there is a Stickey at the top of home built threads. | Report abuse jtmoney528 August 10, 2009 5:51:32 PM GTX 260 Core 216 imo | Report abuse englandr753 August 10, 2009 7:32:38 PM fullmetall made a good point about the Q8300. It will be considerably slower than the E8400/E8500 in gaming. If you want a quad then consider the Q6600 (if you can find one) or the Q9550. If you have a microcenter local to you they have the Q9550 for 169.99. I have mine OC to 3.6 with no issues and probably can go further but haven't needed to try yet. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>GTS 250 vs> Related ressources: ForumDual gts 250 vs single gtx 280 ForumGts 250 1gb sli vs single gtx 560 ti ForumGTS 250 vs GTS 450 ForumGTS 250 vs GT 640 Forum8600Gt Vs . GTS250 ForumGTS 250 Vs . GTS 450 Pros and Cons Forum300 MAX video card Budget 3 9800GT? vs dual 250GTS Forum250 gts vs 4850 ForumGts 250 vs 9800gt sli?? ForumGTS 250 1GB vs 8800 GTS 320 mb @ 1920x1080 on old p4? ForumXFX GTS 250 vs XFX hd 5750 ForumBFG GTS 250 1GB OC VS . SAPHIRE 1GB ATI 5770 ForumBy properbuilds, 1 hour ago: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: Intel Core... ForumAthlon 64 5050e vs Athlon II 250 Regor 3.0GHz ForumGTS 250 SLI with a PII X4 955 or 4890 with a PII X3 720? More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !