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post #11 of 22
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aiight then cause i mean if its only really like a 5-15fps gain over the 260 with the 280 tri-sli then its not worth the 300$ to me then. ok well thx again for everyone for helpin me out makin a more wise desicion. next stop... quad monitors. just ordered 2 1.5tb drives tonight for raid0 setup ima upgrade my gfx cards this weekend then and possibly even get another 2 22" monitors.
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post #12 of 22
You really don't even need Tri-SLI.

I'm pumping 1080p on a 42" LCD HDTV with 2 GTX 260's, core 192.
    
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260s. OC'd they're almost as fast as the GTX 280s stock Even then, you won't notice a significant difference. Thats 648 stream processors
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You really don't even need Tri-SLI.

I'm pumping 1080p on a 42" LCD HDTV with 2 GTX 260's, core 192.

yes i know but i already have 3 9800gtx+'s and theyre all evga so i can stepup so y not stepup them all @ the same time
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I get what you're sayin, i'm just pointing out you could sell 1 and probably never even notice.

3 right on top of each other are gonna get hottttt.
    
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nah man idle temps r 30-40 with the middle card @ 35 its a 10c difference from top to bottom highest ive seen the top card was 60c and thats with a nice oc on it 820core 1250mem and 2040 shader
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post #17 of 22
Quad is clocked... Really high. 3.9Ghz isn't something to shake a stick at.

Get the 3x260's, and grab a big monitor (1920x1200 or larger).
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post #18 of 22
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yea man but i just bought these monitors less then 3 months ago... im not tryin to give them up yet specially when i had my previous monitors 1 22" crt and 1 19" crt for 5yrs :-/ i wanna get some value outta these bad boys
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post #19 of 22
Save your money, you don't need any more performance for a 16x10 res
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Dude, get the 280s and overclock! If a 260 overclocked is about as good as a 280 overclock....anyway, yeah. That's what I'd do.... XD

Nah. You'll be fine with the 260s. If you're doing other stuff besides gaming (stuff that uses CUDA), then the 280s might show a slight boost. If I were you, though, I'd use the money you save getting the 260s and upgrade to a 1333 penryn (Maybe even a Q9550....^___^). That way you'll have less of a bottleneck there. Maybe even get a faster boot drive with more cache (is that an 80GB HDD, or SDD? If HDD, then that's fairly outdated.....)
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