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Originally Posted by kilrbe3 View Post
i couldn't agree more..only thing stopping me is... If i sell this beast, and then a good gfx/gameplay game comes.. Then im out of luck, because i just sold it..

How much u get for urs?
600.
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600.
Wow.. Whos the dummy that bought that? hope hes not on OCN......
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Wow.. Whos the dummy that bought that? hope hes not on OCN......
Meh, its not that expensive. i'm in Canada and they still go for $650+ in store.

I couldn't pass the deal up though. With the 295 I would be stuck with it forever, since another 295 would cost way too much.

But with 2 4890's I can always get another for tri crossfire
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Alright grab your 4890's then, but don't come crying to us when you only get 10% scaling in crossfire playing Crysis/WH, or how you have none at all on Dead Space, or how you don't have phys-x in Mirrors Edge, or how the nanny-state ATI driver keeps you from overclocking your card as high as you know it can go, or how the card idles at like 80C and turning up the fan to 40% sounds like a plane taking off next to you.

Okay, Traitor?



I'd get the 285's if it were me ... is what I'm sayin'. Of course, you'll need to drop at least $150 for a SLI board. And unless you go with i7, you're stuck with a crappy-ass nvidia chipset, with a big-ol' honkin' chipset fan screaming at you all day long.

And then, with either 285's or 4890's, you are going to be using more power, and generating more heat inside your case.

But hey, at least you're rid of that weak-ass GTX295 ... and you can rejoice in knowing that when you bench Crysis for the 1000th time that, well, if you *could* run it at 2560x1600, you'd see a big improvement from your large investment in time and energy!
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i agree with brett,my first ati card was 4870x2 in cross fire

first off

HOT HOT HOT ON IDLE

DRIVERS NOTHING BIT THE 8.10 DRIVERS WORK ANYTHING AFTER THAT MESSES UP THE OTHER GPUS DISABLING IT!

scaling is horrid

my new i7 rig is being built and went gtx 295 this time
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I may get a 285, i don't know. it's just that i want to get another card and with a 295 i cant really get anything

2 4890's leave room for tri crossfire
2 gtx 285's leave room for tri sli

gtx 295 leaves room for nothing.. since quad-sli microstutters badly
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I'd go with the CF 4890's. They're about the same as a pair of 285's when both are overclocked, and plus, who doesn't want a 1 GHz GPU core?
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lol just for 1ghz?

there are only few good reason to do any changes:

1, making money from a good deal
if buy selling you're getting something else or money of equal or greater value

2, upgrade due to the card not being able to handle your needs

3, downgrade as it is overkill for your needs.

Pretty much anything else means you pay extra on depreciation and the amount needed to replace it. In addition, unless you have a small business and got pst exemption, you paid more than just 600. You'll be paying a lot more if you choose to upgrade, not to mention the total system upgrade you'll also need to do.
    
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Well I just sold my 295 for $600. Two 4890's will roughly cost me less then that. We will see how these work out..
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you can update my stats
i`m now running stable at 675 / 1692 / 1150
this is with 1.2v on both cores, and stock cooling

also attached a screenshot as proof
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