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Last response: in Graphics & Displays
December 16, 2010 10:48:00 PM

hi all at toms, i have a bit of a situation and i am not sure what gfx solotion to go for.

what i a have
- evga 790i mobo
- 9800gtx+
- corsair 750 power suply
- q6600

possible upgrades
- buy another 98800gtx+ on ebay and sli that with my current card (£50)
- sell my card for £50 and buy a gtx295 for around £160

other thoughts
- i only play cod black ops, so the system is geared for playing that game only
- all settings high (maxed out)
- i am going to play on 23" lg monitor at a 1920 x 1080 (high definition) res
- i have always wanted to try sli
- i have the money for the gtx 295 but that doesnt mean i want to spend it.
- i am going to overclock the hole system on air cooling

thanks to all replies in advance


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a c 190 U Graphics card
December 17, 2010 2:25:22 AM

Well, add another 9800GTX+ is a cheaper way to get more performance.
But 9800GTX+ is getting old and rare, it's not suited for long term range. And do not get GTX295, that's a power hog card and can get hot pretty fast.
may I suggest you? I think you'll better sell your 9800GTX+ and get single powerful card like GTX460.
December 17, 2010 6:40:14 AM

this is the issue i am having like most other users, there is always the next card up in the price range that you could go for.

i think 2 x 9800gtx+ in sli would run black ops well at 1920 x 1080 and would be the cheapest solotion right now.

on ebay there is only a £15 - £25 difference between the gtx295 and gtx460 so whitch one would yo go for?
a c 190 U Graphics card
December 17, 2010 6:46:43 AM

GTX295 is faster than GTX460, but considering GTX295 is an old tech and power hog card, runs pretty hot too then I would choose GTX460.
You can add another GTX460 later in the future...