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I've got a few questions;
-I'm Buying one for an HTPC which barely fits and it'll be funny having that much power in such a small case; is there any problems with heat?
-Is it good to get one for $200?
-Stuttering not too bad on it; because i'm pretty sure it's an SLI card.
-Will it bottleneck the G630?
-Minimum PSU requirements?

Any help would be extremely awesome. It's the EVGA one and i'm getting it second hand from a friend who barely does anything high demand on it so it's pretty much in brand new conditions.

Cheers to anyone who can answer any one or all of these questions.
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post #2 of 9
You would honestly be better off with a GTS 450 or GTX 460 1GB for under $130. Run cooler, more power, DX11 Support and more efficient. Plus no Stutter, yes it's 2 cards in one so the SLI stutter may occur so a single 450 or 460 is better. No bottleneck and 400-500 Watt PSU.

But to answer your questions...

-Just keep good fans on it
-Try for cheaper then $200.
-Stutter may occur, it's still SLI on one card.
-Shouldn't
-400-550 PSU A good Quality one. (Corsair, Seasonic, Rosewill, XFX, Cooler Master, Etc)
 
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post #3 of 9
To be honest, regardless of your questions, that card is overkill for a HTPC. Under load it's hot, and the fan is loud (single PCB less so than the dual PCB version, but still)

But to answer your questions:

  1. Most likely
  2. No, that's too much
  3. Depends on the game
  4. No, if anything it'll be the other way around
  5. Depends on system config, but I'd go for at least a decent 550W.
    
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post #4 of 9
Ok

$200 is a joke, you can get better, cooler, less power hungry cards for less money.

It is an SLi card.

No it won't bottleneck it.

About 600w if you're lucky.

Go get a 7850 or something, hell a 6950 would be better than a 295
post #5 of 9
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Cheers guys; Even for folding is the PPD not too good or something?

EDIT: Also this is $200 AUD; so it costs (including shipping) around 1.5X the amount from most American sellers on ebay, and the Australian sellers don't ship to my area without it costing around the same as the card.
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post #6 of 9
295s fold decently, just concerned about heat if it's in such a compact setup.
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Originally Posted by rainbowhash View Post

Cheers guys; Even for folding is the PPD not too good or something?
EDIT: Also this is $200 AUD; so it costs (including shipping) around 1.5X the amount from most American sellers on ebay, and the Australian sellers don't ship to my area without it costing around the same as the card.

If it's Austrailian dollars then no chance mate, that is miles overpriced, even whilst the PPD is going to be alright it's not worth that.
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Also the most demanding game it would be playing would be New Vegas, or FO3. It's pretty much a WoW rig, and i figured that it would do just fine on WoW considering the price with no shipping involved.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by derickwm View Post

295s fold decently, just concerned about heat if it's in such a compact setup.

The case deals with heat considerably well, the GPU is pretty much directly exposed to vents which cover the whole side.
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