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I currently have a zotac 9800 gt video card. It works well but its old. I have a chance to pick up a very gently used BFG GTX 280 1GB video card. ( I know no warrenty , im cool with that) I can pick up the 280 for $80. Should i pick this card up and would there be much of a difference ? Again i know about bfg but its only $80. not worried if it dies.
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The 280 is a little slower than a 460 so if you're not really looking at dx11 its a good card.

I would personally save up some money and either buy a 460 or equivalent versus trying to get a 280. Once more games start using dx11 (which has started albeit slowly) your 280 is not really future proofing you in anyway.
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I agree with Mark. That's not a bad deal, but saving up for a 460 might be a good idea to upgrade to something current rather than upgrade to something less-old.

Check out these benchmarks --> http://www.anandtech.com/show/2556/14

It'll give you an idea for how the 280 would improve your performance. If it looks worthwhile, go for it. If it's not enough, saving for the 460 wouldn't be a bad idea either.
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