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I have the ability to snag a GTX 275 for 70$ but im wondering if its worth it to pair it with my system, i could always use it as a 24/7 folder so i can still use my main card, or i could bitmine on my 5850 and use the 275 as my new main


EDIT - I can also use it for physX, but are all these things worth it when you consider the extra heat/noise (i dont pay for power )
Edited by Smoblikat - 5/11/11 at 6:13pm
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It's a pretty good deal, but i would just hold out a little longer and you can get another 5850 for that price

Are you really using a 1024X768 monitor? I'd spend that $70 on a used 1680X1050 monitor if you are!
    
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It's a pretty good deal, but i would just hold out a little longer and you can get another 5850 for that price

Are you really using a 1024X768 monitor? I'd spend that $70 on a used 1680X1050 monitor if you are!
How much longer to see 5850's for 70$, because i kinda want an nvidia card to pair with my ATI, so i get the best of both worlds, good folding/bitmining, physX + DX11.

And i need a low res monitor like this because of my vision.
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How much longer to see 5850's for 70$, because i kinda want an nvidia card to pair with my ATI, so i get the best of both worlds, good folding/bitmining, physX + DX11.

And i need a low res monitor like this because of my vision.

You could get by with far less powerful graphics cards if 1024X768 is what suits you! My 3850 dominates at that resolution
    
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You could get by with far less powerful graphics cards if 1024X768 is what suits you! My 3850 dominates at that resolution
This is overclock.net, im not going to let visual impairments inhibit myability to spend all my money on things i dont need anyway
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This is overclock.net, im not going to let visual impairments inhibit myability to spend all my money on things i dont need anyway
Awesome I understand, I'm lucky to be able to sit down and game for an hour, yet I still buy stuff like I'm a gamer

I blame OCN!
    
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How much longer to see 5850's for 70$, because i kinda want an nvidia card to pair with my ATI, so i get the best of both worlds, good folding/bitmining, physX + DX11.

And i need a low res monitor like this because of my vision.
I think it's going to be awhile before we see 5850s for as low as $70. As for the GTX 275, if you really can get it for only $70, I say go for it! Worst case scenario, you see absolutely no difference, and then you sell it for more! I don't have any experience with PhysX, so I can't tell you how much it'll help. As far as folding, I've seen a few OCN members folding with a GTX 275 and it didn't look like it was pulling very high PPD numbers.

I hope this helps. Good luck!
 
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I think it's going to be awhile before we see 5850s for as low as $70. As for the GTX 275, if you really can get it for only $70, I say go for it! Worst case scenario, you see absolutely no difference, and then you sell it for more! I don't have any experience with PhysX, so I can't tell you how much it'll help. As far as folding, I've seen a few OCN members folding with a GTX 275 and it didn't look like it was pulling very high PPD numbers.

I hope this helps. Good luck!
Thanks, i really dont want to fold, but if i have a spare GTX 275 lying around and im not paying for power, why not?
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