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title says it all, I only want to buy one video card at the moment because all I play is counter strike but I will upgrade when future releases come out. So which card should I buy if I only want one great video card? Feel free to suggest other cards if you feel it is a better choice than these two. I have no budget for a single graphics card just please let me know why you think it would be better to get say a 280GTX over a 260GTX, thank you guys!
Edited by barrysgoods - 6/25/08 at 1:06am
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post #2 of 41
Your current setup is overkill for even CS.

A 9800GTX is a downgrade, 260GTX is an upgrade.
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Give us a budget, then we can give you an opinion
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sig rig is sold and I am starting a new rig, I know it's overkill but I also want to play crysis and stuff, so please just new graphics card suggestions
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Quote:
Originally Posted by barrysgoods View Post
sig rig is sold and I am starting a new rig, I know it's overkill but I also want to play crysis and stuff, so please just new graphics card suggestions
Budget budget budget budget...
(for the GPU)
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post #6 of 41
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Originally Posted by barrysgoods View Post
I have no budget for a single graphics card just please let me know why you think it would be better to get say a 280GTX over a 260GTX, thank you guys!
I think he just wants to know the best card out there with money not being a limiting factor. If that's the case then I believe the GTX 280 is the current best card available right now.
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post #7 of 41
K, looks like he edited it.

I would probably wait for the 4870x2 if you have no budget.
Otherwise, the GTX 280 would be my choice.
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post #8 of 41
The HD4870X2 in August will probably be your best bet. But that's awhile of a wait. The HD4850 and 9800GTX+ are the best bangs for the buck, and if you need an extra 20% in frames, you can buy the massively overpriced 280GTX, which is the fastest single card right now.
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post #9 of 41
Well if you have no budget for the GPU, you might as well get a 790i with 3 GTX280's

But then you said "for a single graphics card"
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post #10 of 41
just go 4 the 4870, and Xfire it with another or the 4870X2...

and save the cash for something else.
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