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Hi guys,

I just need some help whether or not to get a refund or just to get the 3x9600GT cards.

The story goes like this, I bought a GTX285 from eBay, a Zotac one. Apparently it died after a couple of weeks of use. The seller offerred me 3x9600GT (1GB) or a refund.

I am wondering I can have an SLI and a physx card on those cards, thought I may not need the physx. I have a mirrors edge game but not sure if the SLI will scale well.

I really like the sexy look of the 9600GT. Here is the link of the cards being offered to me.

http://www.zotacusa.com/geforce-9600...tey3p-fsp.html

3 of them will really look nice to my sig, then I will just sell those 460's when they get repaired.

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if you bough it for less than $120, then take the 9600GTs
    
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How much did you buy the GTX 285 for? I would probably go with the refund depending on how much you paid.
     
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if you bough it for less than $120, then take the 9600GTs
Im with that. Might be kinda hard to sale them off. Plus shipping for each one when you sale them to 3 different people. Other then that get your cash.
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I got the GTX285 for AUD 100.00 including postage.
    
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Well I've been seeing GTX280/285s go for around $100 in the market place, so I'd take the refund and try and grab one of those.
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I got the GTX285 for AUD 100.00 including postage.
So thats about $106 US? What do the 9600's go for around their? Price wise. Used of course.
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Umm, you know that your 460 sli will crush either of those setups right?

I don't really see the point of buying new cards at all, so I would just get the refund.
     
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I think I can sell the 9600GT between 35-50AUD, which is about equal to USD at the moment plus postage. But the hassle of selling the 3 would be huge.

Thinking of putting them in my windowed case and just stared at them to be honest. Not keen on the performance as I have only been playing SC2 at the moment and getting my watercooling done. And trying to get a descent OC on my old Q9550.

Well, i think I need more opinios, shall I take the refund or just take those 3 x 9600GT's.

Thanks for all your help guys.
    
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Umm, you know that your 460 sli will crush either of those setups right?

I don't really see the point of buying new cards at all, so I would just get the refund.
Yes, you are right, htey will not.

I bricked my 460's and they are now under RMA. I only bought them thinking that they will look good on my sig but they did not. The heatsingks on the Direct Copper looks awful at least in my eyesight.

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