GTS 250 vs Tags: Homebuilt Systems Product 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 obsidian86 a b B Homebuilt system August 9, 2009 3:39:02 PM http://www.neoseeker.com/resourcelink.html?rid=174121 an a gts 250 is jus renamed 9800gtx+ obsidian86 a b B Homebuilt system August 9, 2009 3:39:57 PM for the same price get a 4850 or 4870 Related resources GTS 250 vs GT 640 - Forum Radeon 545X VS GeForce GTS 250 - Forum my old gts 250 vs my new gt630 - Forum kaveri A10 vs. BFG GTS 250 1GB (4 yr old) - Forum asus gts 250 1gb vs Geforce 9800 GX2 ? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer batuchka a b B Homebuilt system 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 Outlander_04 a c 136 B Homebuilt system 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 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. 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... Aoster87 August 10, 2009 4:32:17 PM At the very minimum get a Core 216 GTX 260 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. jtmoney528 August 10, 2009 5:51:32 PM GTX 260 Core 216 imo 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedGTS 250 vs GTX 650 Forum SolvedNew i5 3570K build - GTS 250 vs HD 4850 ? Forum SolvedGalaxy gts 250 1gb vs zotac 9600gso 512 (1gb with tc)? Forum Solved2 GTS 250 VS GTX 460 Forum SolvedGeforce Gts250 vs. Ati Hd5750 or 5770 for Rendering? Forum SolvedRadeon 4850 vs GTS 250 XFX BFG and HIS Forum SolvedNvidia geforce GTS 250 vs any ati with better preformance and symalar price Forum SolvedGts 250 1g vs ati 5750 1g Forum SolvedNeed advice 5770 vs. 250gts / 240gt Forum SolvedEvga gts 250 vs msi gts 250 Forum Solved4670 vs GTS 250 Forum SolvedGts 250 tri sli vs. ati 5970 Forum SolvedGraphic Cards MSI N250GTS Twin Frozr vs MSI HD5770 Forum SolvedGTX 260 SLI Vs GTS 250 Forum Radeon 7560 HD vs GTS 250 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !