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Ok so I posted a couple days back, that my cousin will SLI, now I am wondering if i should do the same. Does a single 280 do good solo? I will play games like SC2, Dead rising 2, Fallout new vegas, Black ops, Crysis, etc. I dont want to spend too much but I will buy a second 280 if SLI is worth it and if a single 280 doesnt do too good solo. My first 280 is still on its way so I am not too sure.. Maybe some comparisons? Some tips will be very helpful. If I do SLI, I am going to spend about 175 total. So please help
    
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I have two gts 250s in sli and they give me almost 2x the frames with one, but this depends on the game. If I was you I would have just gotten an gtx 460 1 gb rather than a gtx 280 or two of them. Just because the gtx 460 is a great card and has dx 11. Two gtx 460 in sli can compare to a gtx 480 which is awesome. So if I was you I would just return the gtx 280 and get a 460 no point of buying old tech. Hope this helped
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I got the 280 for 50 bucks. it was on ebay and no one bid on it. And it just arrived at my cousins house, and he said its in 100% working condition. So i wont return it because it was a good deal. Any other hints?
    
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oh didn't know you got it for 50 bucks! Damn that's a great deal, if you can find another one for under 80 bucks I say buy it and sli. But if you can't I think you should just keep the 280 and save up money for your next upgrade. One gtx 280 woukd run most games with no problems at high settings
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Originally Posted by kpnamja View Post
If I was you I would have just gotten an gtx 460 1 gb... because the gtx 460 is a great card and has dx 11.
You asked, so here is mine. Take kpnamja's advice. You said you were the only one who bid on the 280, and for 50 bucks? Doesn't that tell you something. If you've got 175 bucks to spend on upgrading your video, get the GTX 460!

That's my story, and I'm stickin' to it!

Have fun!
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