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Originally Posted by brettjv;13411166 
Just to make sure you have a clear understanding, if in fact Crysis 2 comes out w/DX11 patch, it will actually be the ONLY game to have ever done so (that I'm aware of, and I'm pretty aware of what goes on in the PC gaming world wink.gif). It's definitely NOT the case that games regularly get DX11 support patches after they come out.

I'm too confused about your plans to make a good recommendation about what to get, but 2x285's for $150 is one hell of a deal, and obviously in SLI will crush a single 460.

Shogun II is coming out with a patch that allows AA and dx11
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post #22 of 34
I also want to do F@H.
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Originally Posted by brettjv;13411166 
I'm too confused about your plans to make a good recommendation about what to get, but 2x285's for $150 is one hell of a deal, and obviously in SLI will crush a single 460.

I can get the MSI N460GTX 1GB Twin Frozr II is 120$

My motherboard only supports 1 GPU, it does not support SLI... confused.gifconfused.gif or as far as I can figure out. (please somebody prove me wrong!sad-smiley-002.gif!, I have a gigabyte EP45-DS3R) And the gtx460 1GB I would be getting is equal to the zotac gtx285 1GB amp! edition as far as performance in games *yes I compared the cards on the same game in the same settings* yay for reviews smile.gif

gtx285 amp! 1GB review (i will be playing 1080p on highest settings with AA and AF

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2009/01/16/nvidia-zotac-geforce-gtx-285-1gb/8

and the MSI N460GTX 1GB Twin Frozr II (which I will be overclocking to be almost equal to a gtx 470)

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2010/07/12/nvidia-geforce-gtx-460-graphics-card-review/9

I really like AA and AF and want to be able to upgrade my rig later on without having to buy a new single 250$ card (in a few months).

Also gtx460 1GB in SLI will probably beat out gtx285 in SLI, with driver updates and everything.

I sound kookoo.gifkookoo.gifkookoo.gif (crazy) don't I?
post #24 of 34
well if you do decide to get sli gtx 285's make sure you have good airflow and a good case also. dont come back saying '' why are my cards running so hot, or why are is computer so loud''. i still say get the gtx 460.
    
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post #25 of 34
Or, You could get a Radeon Hd 5850 Which is better than both...
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Shogun II is coming out with a patch that allows AA and dx11

WoW and LotRO did it too last year IIRC.

At any rate, I think in this case the 285s are a better buy. The only advantage is the 460 has DX11 support, but at the same time (assuming he's playing at 1080p) a single 460 will struggle in heavy DX11 titles like Metro/DA2/AvP etc.

Unless he's open to SLI with the 460 down the road, I'd just grab the 285s. That is a great price on the Hawk btw.
post #27 of 34
dual 285's... they look cooler and perform better.
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post #28 of 34
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Originally Posted by Jrageddes;13410799 
yup, my mobo for my current setup does not support SLI.. And I will not be building my i7 rig for a lil bit so there is really no point in having a single gtx285 in my q9550 rig that doesnt do dx11 support later on, i would use the other gtx285 in my secondary computer (medium end core2 duo 4gb setup, used for daily computing and light gaming.) I only use my q9550 rig in my living room right now for gaming, and my secondary for light gaming and online work (95% of my computer time).

So any more points to sway me to or from the gtx285s?

There's SLI patches with Intel chipsets, check them out. After that, there's no need to buy a new CPU, ram and motherboard.

and why would you bother to go sli down the road w/ the GTX 460 when you can get GTX 460 SLI performance right now with the 2x GTX 285's? The 2x GTX 460 might be the better SLI config but not by much really.

Since you do have a crossfire motherboard, how about going ATI? 5850/6850 performs just as a well as the GTX 285 and GTX 460 and the price is not much different.
post #29 of 34
SLI FTW, i'm still happy with a single 275 so I defo vote twin 285's
    
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Originally Posted by darksideleader;13413181 
There's SLI patches with Intel chipsets, check them out. After that, there's no need to buy a new CPU, ram and motherboard.

Since you do have a crossfire motherboard, how about going ATI? 5850/6850 performs just as a well as the GTX 285 and GTX 460 and the price is not much different.

If somebody could find me that patch for SLI on my current mobo, i will get the 2x gtx285. I am buying these cards from a pc parts seller contact. So my selection is limited. I am seeing if I can buy a 5870 from him possibly. Also the gtx 285s, do not have a warranty (seeing as how their old and are sample editions meant for being reviewed and benchmarked). The gtx460 is a brand new card with warranty.

2 x gtx285 = going in this case
http://www.antec.com/Believe_it/product.php?id=MjQ1Mg==

otherwise, gtx 460 goes in this case.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811108051&Tpk=inwin%20red

More info to think about yes. When I build my i7 rig I will be buying a whole new setup more than likely. Only thing i will be using that I won't have to buy is a PSU, Case, and PROC.
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