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First off, I'm content with my OC'd gtx 295 and it can still hang with the newer monster cards the only draw back is that it doesn't support DX11 and it is a power hungry card. Now, is it worth getting another gtx 295 (since they're getting cheaper) for quad SLI or just wait it out? If yes what is the reasonable price to get it?
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you're better off upgrading to the 500 series.
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Better off with a CPU upgrade first.
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post #4 of 9
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Originally Posted by JSDempsey View Post
Better off with a CPU upgrade first.
I second this.

Why have Quad-SLI using Dual GTX295s when your Dual Core will REALLY bottleneck your cards?

Upgrade your CPU first to a Sandy Bridge, which means new mobo.
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I second what everyone else says, also keep in mind that the 200 series doesn't scale as well as the 400 or 500 series cards.
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You would definitely get more bang out of your buck from a quad core, especially i7 2500k/2600k.

To put it bluntly, you would bottleneck your quad-SLI setup so hard, it would perform worse than just a single 295.
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Hehe ok good call guys. I was just tempted at the prices of these things nowadays. Got it for $500+ and now they're $150+. Anyways thanks for clearing my mind!
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Originally Posted by bl1tzk1213g View Post
Hehe ok good call guys. I was just tempted at the prices of these things nowadays. Got it for $500+ and now they're $150+. Anyways thanks for clearing my mind!
Its all good, I would consider it, there is a nice looking used one on the Marketplace going now.

If you were looking at a nice upgrade I have a beautiful E770 EVGA Classified X58 motherboard for sale

You could get a nice used i7 to go with that and the 295, have a gaming rig good enough for the next five years
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I would love to get a newer platform but I just spent a fortune on my last project, case mod + watercooling and ordered bunch of gentle typhoons Yeah I saw that GTX295 teasing me at the market haha
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