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Geforce GTX260 What types better?

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May 12, 2010 12:17:11 PM

So i am building my first computer and i was wondering what video card type is better and compatible with my motherboard, i wasn't too sure.
I will be using it for gaming (crysis hopefully) etc...

so its between

Gigabyte GeForce GTX260+ 216SP - 896MB DDR3, 448-bit, VGA, DVI, HDMI, HDTV, HDCP, Fansink - PCI-Ex16 v2.0
(650MHz, 2000MHz) - Overclocked Edition

ASUS GeForce GTX260 - 896MB DDR3, 448-bit, 2xDVI, HDTV, HDCP, Fansink - PCI-Ex16 v2.0
(576MHz, 1.998GHz)

Galaxy GeForce GTX260+ 216SP - 896MB DDR3, 448-bit, DVI, HDMI, HDTV, HDCP, Fansink - PCI-Ex16 v2.0
(625Mhz, 2100MHz) - Overclocked Edition

Gigabyte GeForce GTX260+ 896MB GDDR3, 448-bit, DVI, HDCP, HDMI, Smart Fan - PCI-Ex16 v2.0
(680MHz, 2.5GHz) - Super Overclocked

Would any require something on my motherboard i dont have? the website with all 4 specs is
http://www.techbuy.com.au/search.aspwhat=BeginSearch&srchFilterSubCat=&srchNumRecs=20&srchQuery=geforce%20gtx%20260&srchCat=VIDEOCARDS&srchBy=&srchManuf=%25&srchSortBy=2&min=$0.00&max=$0.00&rbSrchType=ALL&recMax=500&Page=1

Sorry i am just not quite sure. thanks in advance :) 

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May 12, 2010 12:57:14 PM

Hello

First off, thanks for giving us all of your choices in detail

What I would do is i would go for the super overclocked Gigabyte (OC'ed from factory, don't have to manually adjust it, higher clocks = better performance for the most part)

Im sorry but I can't get to the webpage you have posted(unable to find page)

As long as you have a PCIe x 16 2.0 slot then your good

What resolution are you gaming at btw?

What's your budget?

What's your Power supply wattage/brand?

Please respond

Uber

EDIT: this post is only if the super overclocked card has 216 SP's...Not sure if it does or not, plz clarify
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May 12, 2010 1:27:14 PM

sorry here is the updated link

http://www.techbuy.com.au/search.asp?what=BeginSearch&p...

I haven't brought anything for the pc yet so i am slowly researching what would work good for it so not sure on the resolution.

Budget is about $300 (Australian Dollars) for graphics card and $2000 (Australian dollars) or just over for complete rig.

Could you recommend any good rigs for that price or so and could run crysis?

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May 12, 2010 1:55:59 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... < 5830 = $234 USD | $261 Australian

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... < 260 gtx superclocked = $210 USD | $234 Australian

For gaming:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... = 268$

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... = 637$

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... = 190$

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... = 123$

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... = 100$

1318 $ (Australian) - without video card/disk drive

Leaves you room to improve the quick choices i have made and fit them to your liking

The mobo is an SLI board and if you shoot for SLI, shoot for an 850 watt power supply SLI certified

I7 has lovely benchmarks in gaming as well as video conversion - http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,2845,2333776,00.a...

sorry i had to rush this post :D  in class :p  :bounce: 

Please respond

Uber

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May 13, 2010 12:06:31 PM

so these are my to options for my rig. What one do u think is better? What one will last longer? Better for gaming? more up to date?

u]Rig 1[/u]

Memory - G.Skill F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ 4GB (2 x 2GB) PC3-12800 1600Mhz DDR3 Memory Kit

Mobo - ASUS P7P55D-E PRO Intel P55 Socket LGA1156 DDR3 Motherboard with 2 x PCI-Ex16, Serial ATA 6Gb/s, RAID, USB3.0, FireWire & GbE LAN

Harddrive - Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB ST31000528AS Serial ATA-II 3.0Gb/s Hard Disk Drive with 32MB Cache (3 Year Warranty)

Video card - HIS ATi Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition 2GB PCI-Express Video Card (HIS-5870-2GBD5-6EYE) with 6 x mini DisplayPort

Case/PSU -Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Tower Case (RC-922M-KKN1) , Antec EarthWatts Series EA 750 750W ATX Power Supply

CPU - Intel Core i5 750 2.66GHz Quad-Core Processor

Optical - 20x Multi Format Dual Layer DVD Writer Drive (Burn DVDs & CDs)

Monitor - ASUS 24" Widescreen LCD Monitor TFT Flat Panel Display with DVI & Speakers

OS - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Version

or
Rig 2

Memory - G.Skill F3-12800CL9T-6GBNQ 6GB (3 x 2GB) PC3-12800 1600Mhz DDR3 Triple Channel Memory Kit for Core i7 / X58

Mobo - ASUS P6X58D-E Intel X58 Socket LGA1366 DDR3 Motherboard with 3 x PCI-Ex16, Serial ATA 6Gb/s, RAID, USB3.0, FireWire & Dual GbE LAN

Harddrive - amsung Spinpoint F2 HD103SJ 1TB Serial ATA-II 3.0Gb/s 7,200rpm Hard Disk Drive with 32MB Cache (3 Year Warranty)

Video card - Sapphire ATi Radeon HD 5830 Game Edition 1GB PCI-Express Video Card with Dual DVI, HDMI & DisplayPort

Case/PSU -Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Tower Case (RC-922M-KKN1) , Antec EarthWatts Series EA 750 750W ATX Power Supply

CPU - Intel Core i7 930 2.8GHz Quad-Core Processor, Socket LGA1366 with 4.8GT/sec QPI

Optical - 20x Multi Format Dual Layer DVD Writer Drive (Burn DVDs & CDs)

Monitor - ASUS 24" Widescreen LCD Monitor TFT Flat Panel Display with DVI & Speakers

OS - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Version



I have posted this in new build section forum to but wanted to ask your advice also?

Thanks for your help and time :)  much appreciated.

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May 13, 2010 1:15:22 PM

Build 2 is better all around but the graphics card is a little lower than the first build

1. Core i7 has higher performance than i5

2. 6 gigs of ddr3 as opposed to 2 gigs of ddr3

3. CON 5830 < 5870

Budget graphics with performance for the next year or two, go 5850 or 470(470 power requirements is a lil higher but you PSU will definitely run it) Depends on your choice on that one. I would go around looking for reviews on both and compare

470 pulls ahead at higher res with higher AA/AF on some games...but really its tit for tat: but its up to you to spend the extra 30 bucks: here's the forum/ chart

http://www.overclock.net/graphics-cards-general/700430-...

http://www.softsailor.com/news/24016-asus-geforce-gtx-4...


I would go for the 2nd build if you have the money...thats my opinion :D 

BTW Asus is a very nice, rock solid motherboard company

I have an Asus p5q and my bro has the asus p5qe and they are rock solid (hence the motto :p )

Hope I have helped you! :bounce: 

Uber
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