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post #11 of 32
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Is tri SLI really worth it at this point? I hear it is really poorly optimized in most games right now. What is the performance jump from SLI 260s and 275s to the 285?

Also, if you guys can make suggestions I don't have to match the price. In fact, I'd prefer if the price was lower as I went over my initial budget several times.

And can you guys link me to the cooler you're suggesting? Can't seem to find it at Newegg or Amazon.

Thanks!

Btw, case I am getting is Antec 1200. I was debating between it and the HAF, but I'm just way too turned off by the look to have it on my desk everyday. Also, it doesn't have dust filters.
post #12 of 32
use some other vendor please... amazon is not the place for computer components.

For $2400 you should be looking at GTX 295 SLI, i7 920, 12gigs of ram, and solid state drives.
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use some other vendor please... amazon is not the place for computer components.

For $2400 you should be looking at GTX 295 SLI, i7 920, 12gigs of ram, and solid state drives.
agreed... USA = Newegg.com

Should be considerably cheaper for everything there.
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post #14 of 32
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Again, I compared the prices already. Amazon is a little more expensive on the initial product prices, but when you factor in the shipping and tax from Newegg it's not even close. I'm talking about an extra couple hundred bucks I could save. And besides, you can't really beat Amazon's return policy.
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use some other vendor please... amazon is not the place for computer components.

For $2400 you should be looking at GTX 295 SLI, i7 920, 12gigs of ram, and solid state drives.
No.

That would be a waste of money unless you fold 24/7 and play solitare ...

the microstuttering would make you want to kill yourself after you relized you dished out over $1000 for the 295's...

Heres what you should get.. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161276

3 of them will be CHEAPER then 285 SLI, and perform better then them.

Everything else is good though.
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I would first switch to Newegg, you may find a bit of extra bills outta nowhere when shopping there. Then pick up the EVGA Classified board while you are there. Maybe a GTX 295 or 4870x2, and you should be good. A single 4870 1gb maxes all my games @ 1920*1080 (I play all games except Crysis, so it will be fine for the majority of mainstream games, although some games may kill a single, but certainly not a double)
     
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Well, I see why Amazon was used. Lots of Combo pricing. Looks like you chose everything that was Frequently purchased with each item Good deals tho, just not a fan of sites other than Newegg unless they have an oustanding deal on an item I really want. Good luck with your purchase.
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post #18 of 32
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Come to think of it, I guess the 275s are overpriced, especially since I do want to upgrade to the 300 series at some point after it's out.

How about a GTX 260 SLI setup? From benchmarks I've seen, the difference in FPS is about 10~15 from a 280 SLI setup playing Crysis.
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a single gtx295 (or 4870x2) is also a good option. Then you can save money and upgrade in 1 year (since technology changes to quickly)

I have the HAF, dust is not that bad it builds up on the side and front a bit just wipe it with your hand.

Have you thought of water cooling? And no dont get SSD's they are still premature technology and they dont offer enough performance to justify the cost and storage.
    
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a single gtx295 (or 4870x2) is also a good option. Then you can save money and upgrade in 1 year (since technology changes to quickly)

I have the HAF, dust is not that bad it builds up on the side and front a bit just wipe it with your hand.

Have you thought of water cooling? And no dont get SSD's they are still premature technology and they dont offer enough performance to justify the cost and storage.
Not really.. You should only get a GTX 295/4870x2 if your mobo dosent support sli/cf

2 4890's or 275's would be better then a single gtx 295/4870x2 and will be much cheaper. Plus it gives you the option to add in another card later on for tri sli/ crossfire..
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