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Is this a decent GTX 260 SP216 or is it rice.

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http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...-348-_-Product
$109. Seems to good to be true. Should I buy it?
Edited by james_rich - 12/23/10 at 11:07pm
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Normally I would suggest a 5770 but I seriously am starting to hate the below par drivers. I would get the GTX 260 but you'd be missing out on DX11.
 
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Normally I would suggest a 5770 but I seriously am starting to hate the below par drivers. I would get the GTX 260 but you'd be missing out on DX11.
Eh, DirectX11 isnt much to me. The only DirectX11 card I can afford is a GTS 450 which isnt even worth it. It's to replace my 8800GTS 512 which bit the dust after my Corsair bit the dust and brought everything with it! I was just concerned with the card because the only other GTX 260 is the Gigabyte which happens to be $250. I'm more of a Nvidia fanboy anyways The 5770 is great for a budget card, but I've heard horror stories about its drivers at the moment like you said. Now to cross my fingers and hope my Rana 445 doesent bottleneck the card.
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Go for a GTX 460, they cost under $150.
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Go for a GTX 460, they cost under $150.
Hah, no . I'm 1 cent away from going over budget. I had to settle with a Biostar motherboard in order to get a decent SeaSonic to power the rig.. hmm
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I think alot of people underestimate this card. I've been using this card on my small rig for a while now and it's pretty dam good for cooling. I've never actually tested it inside of 100% load, but usually, inside of game, it's using only 40'c and in Idle, 28'c so theres quiet a bit of room for overclocking.

I'm not the best with overclocking but there are many of overclocking guides on the forum, personally Turtle's One-Stop Nvidia Overclocking FAQ/Guide would do the trick and their more guides talking about the shader strappers which is presented in the guide.
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Normally I would suggest a 5770 but I seriously am starting to hate the below par drivers. I would get the GTX 260 but you'd be missing out on DX11.
When people say things like this what they normally meen is that they don't know how to un-install/install drivers properly.
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if u can go with this
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...-173-_-Product
or else the gtx 260 is still pretty powerfull
gtx 460>gtx260 core 216>hd5770>gts450.....
and ya that card is good..........
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I think alot of people underestimate this card. I've been using this card on my small rig for a while now and it's pretty dam good for cooling. I've never actually tested it inside of 100% load, but usually, inside of game, it's using only 40'c and in Idle, 28'c so theres quiet a bit of room for overclocking.

I'm not the best with overclocking but there are many of overclocking guides on the forum, personally Turtle's One-Stop Nvidia Overclocking FAQ/Guide would do the trick and their more guides talking about the shader strappers which is presented in the guide.
Thats great, thanks for informing me. I'll be sure to get the card then. Price/Preformance is good.
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Normally I would suggest a 5770 but I seriously am starting to hate the below par drivers. I would get the GTX 260 but you'd be missing out on DX11.
GTX 260 216 is also noticeably faster than a single 5770, I've used both.

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When people say things like this what they normally meen is that they don't know how to un-install/install drivers properly.
Incorrect. Some people have ATI drivers work fine, but they're complete nightmares for other people (me). I know how to uninstall/install drivers properly. That's not the issue.
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