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Here is my idea! I have a back up rig with a XFX-GTS-250 512MB. It runs most games i play decent. I just built my sig rig tuesday. I planned on two 580,s or two 570,s or even one to start. I am thinking with the next gen cards coming out soon. I should just buy a second gts 250 , and go sli for the time being on my sig rig. What do you guys think ?? will this be a waste of time? I will just throw them both in my back up, when i upgrade anyways. I plan on buying something tommorow to get my sig rig going. I have looked for some good specs, and benchmarks for gts-250-sli , and couldnt find anything . By the way its really only used as a gaming rig.
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Sell your GTS 250, then buy a GTX 460 or 560. And then wait for newer video cards.
    
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Why do you need a backup rig? Sell it and buy the gpus you actually want.
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post #4 of 10
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Sell your GTS 250, then buy a GTX 460 or 560. And then wait for newer video cards.
ok not looking to sell my 250? thanks


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Why do you need a backup rig? Sell it and buy the gpus you actually want.
ok not looking to sell my other computer either? thanks
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You got a nice rig going there. I do not about what 'next gen' cards you are referring to - are you thinking like the 7xxx series from AMD or maybe a 6xx from NVIDIA? Well, I cannot say much on that as I do not have a crystal ball. But if you are NOT interested in the current gen cards - the AMD 69xx or the NVIDIA 560/570/580, this is what I would do. I would get a GTX 460 (1GB or even a 768 MB, which ever rocks your boat) or a AMD 5850/5830 to complement your nice rig.I think a GTX 265 can run you up to $80 - $90. And a GTX 460 768MB version can be had for like $115 - $120 open box in newegg. You will get tons more performance out of them.
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You got a nice rig going there. I do not about what 'next gen' cards you are referring to - are you thinking like the 7xxx series from AMD or maybe a 6xx from NVIDIA? Well, I cannot say much on that as I do not have a crystal ball. But if you are NOT interested in the current gen cards - the AMD 69xx or the NVIDIA 560/570/580, this is what I would do. I would get a GTX 460 (1GB or even a 768 MB, which ever rocks your boat) or a AMD 5850/5830 to complement your nice rig.I think a GTX 265 can run you up to $80 - $90. And a GTX 460 768MB version can be had for like $115 - $120 open box in newegg. You will get tons more performance out of them.
Well like, i said i am planning on a 570. or a 580. and going sli ( most likely) But thinking mabey i should hold out, to see the 590/ and the antilles.... Price, availabilty, benchmarks ect? I figure the 250 is ony a 100$ bones, and i planned on buying another one for my second rig anyway. So just wondering if anyone has ran those in sli on a rig like mine, and would it be a good hold over for the time being?
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If you are waiting for the 6990 and GTX590, you should just hold up and do not buy anything until they come out within the month.

As the so so called "next gen" 7xxx and 6xx series, you are going to have a long time to wait till Q4 and I do not think 23nm will be a smooth transaction and I will not be surpised if it is delayed.
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Yeah I would definitely wait to see what's up with the 6990/590.
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This is a neverending story. If you have the money, buy what you want. If you wait for the next generation or the next installment, a few months later there will be something on the way.
DONT WAIT, JUST DO IT!!
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This is a neverending story. If you have the money, buy what you want. If you wait for the next generation or the next installment, a few months later there will be something on the way.
DONT WAIT, JUST DO IT!!
Well today i decided to get the rest of the parts i need, cpu cooler, case fans, motherboard extension cables, and windows, I was going to buy the second gts 250 anyway( for my other rig) So going to slam in the gts 250,s in SLI , then in a few weeks get me a pair of 580,s-or 570,s when i get more cash to burn!!!
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