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i can get 2 GTX 260: http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82e16814130433 for 100 USD each, with warranty.

or 1 GTX 280 http://www.bfgtech.com/bfgrgtx2801024ocxe.aspx for 220 with the warranty.

which would be better for a pure gaming machine? (Sig rig)
Edited by Ksireaper - 6/9/10 at 2:37am
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put some extra $$ go for gtx 470 or 5850, if your short on money or we have to pick from the above i would go for 1st choice 2 x 260's
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i can get 2 GTX 260: http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82e16814130433 for 100 USD each, with warranty.

or 1 GTX 280 http://www.bfgtech.com/bfgrgtx2801024ocxe.aspx for 220 with the warranty.

which would be better for a pure gaming machine? (Sig rig)

A GTX260 FOR 100USD?!?

POUNCE ON THAT DEAL NOW!!!

But seriously, that's an amazing deal. Two GTX260's would trounce a single GTX 280 easily.
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A GTX260 FOR 100USD?!?

POUNCE ON THAT DEAL NOW!!!

But seriously, that's an amazing deal. Two GTX260's would trounce a single GTX 280 easily.
This is a good price for a GTX 260, and unless you need DX11, 2 x 260's will still very much hold their own in most games.
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I say 1 card is better then 2. Alot of games dont like sli or crossfire. Also u mite get a 285 for 200, shoot i will sell you mine for 200 but i need to make sure i got cash for my 480 .
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I paid $320 for my CF 5770 setup (they were refernce with double life time warranty) last year...

but if I could SLI 260s for $200 ... I would jump on it right away...

Or save up.. get $270 and buy an open box 470!
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Go for it, $200 for that is a steal.
Yes you could get a 5850 for a bit more, but even you buy it, play around with it and later sell it, you will worst come to worst spend very little.
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just picked up the cards. Cant wait to finish the Rig: 100 USD each out the door with warranty.

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