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Best GTX to couple with XXX GTX-280

I'm assembling a computer for a friend who is adamant on keeping his XXX GTX-280 XXX(no shure). I was wondering what the best card would be to couple with it in SLI, as a primary (DX11) or secondary card.

- Will the GTX 460 SLI with one of these?
- Should I just try to find another GTX 280,285,295? Would have to be second-handed of course, since they are selling for ~the price of the OC'd 460's and the 470's....

Thanks for your attention :)
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  1. Best answer
    The only card that can be SLi'd with a GTX280 is another GTX280.
  2. Sorry for late response, had to leave. Any other card I can use just for Physics - in a 3 SLI configuration?

    2X GTX 280 + another card just for Physics???

    Thanks for the heads up!
  3. Yes you can use another card for Physics, I'd recommend a GTS 250.
  4. add another 280 GTX
  5. I have two EVGA GTX 280s for sale.
  6. @ r_Rozx

    Already looking for another 280 for SLI + an inferior Nvidia just for Physics (GTS250 like Helltech suggested or a 9000 series).

    Will this work: 280+280 SLI + GTS250 just for Physics???

    MoBo is an Ansus Rampage Formula
    CPU Intel Q9000 series (think it's the 9550)

    Thanks for all the help...
  7. @mark_k

    How much you asking for them?
    Will you only sell one? (already have a XFX for the build)
  8. Northwolfe said:
    @mark_k

    How much you asking for them?
    Will you only sell one? (already have a XFX for the build)

    Take it to PM's please.
  9. @mousemonkey

    Sorry for that. Guess it slipped my hand...after bypassing my brain :(. I should have known better.
  10. No worries.
  11. Northwolfe said:
    @mousemonkey

    Sorry for that. Guess it slipped my hand...after bypassing my brain :(. I should have known better.


    We're all just trying to help eachnother here.
    No big deal......

    Good luck.

    Mark
  12. Solved.
    Bought a really cheap fully working PC from a Portuguese auction site. It had a XFX - GTX280, and a lot of useful hardware I can use in the build. The seller livened near me, so I had the possibility to try everything out before buying :)

    Now looking for a Physics dedicated card (probably a GTS).

    Thanks for all your support, advice and tolerance!
  13. A GT240 would be all that is required for the few games that use PhysX.
  14. Best answer selected by Northwolfe.
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