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  • 59% (28)
    Don't be an idiot, your card's fine. Wait 6-8 months for the new stuff
  • 40% (19)
    Other - explain
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post #11 of 34
Get something to hold you over if it's really necessary.

Otherwise stick it out with the single 280 or find another and SLi.
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post #12 of 34
480's are cheap anyhow I'm waiting to upgrade to the GTX 680 28nm tri-sli just on time for BF3.
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post #13 of 34
sli another 280, dude. find a used one on here or another place. and THEN justify going all out with the money you would have spent here now, on getting TWO flagship cards when they come out. eh eh?
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post #14 of 34
Sapphire 6950 and unlock that baby. Overclock it and enjoy.
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post #15 of 34
Always buy the most expensive card every time there is a new one.

I say wait if you can.
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post #16 of 34
Been there. Try going to NewEgg and looking for any good open-box items. I got a 6870 for a little over $150. But then again, if you are dying for a new card, you could SLI your 280s and dedicate one for physics and one for graphics.
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post #17 of 34
I agree with these guys. Find another 280, SLI it and run it till the new cores come out. Me, I'm just getting a 580... and when the new cores come out I'll get another 580 at half price when they hit on sale. Win win for everyone!
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NZXT Hale75 750W PSU Fractal Design Node 804 Logitech G700s 
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post #18 of 34
There is always going to be a new card coming out in "6-8" months time. I say, get what you want now and enjoy it. By the time you get to the next generation of nvidia or ATI cards, there will already be talk of the next jump in technology. I had SLI 8800GTS 512 cards (roughly same level as a single GTX 280) until Christmas time when I bought my 570. The boost in performance going to a single 570 was amazing. You could get a second 280 to hold you over, but I say get what is going to make you happy. With the increased consolization of video games, a good card from today will probably last you longer then it would have in the past.
    
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post #19 of 34
There's always going to be something better about to come out. If you want it, buy it.
post #20 of 34
Buy now & buy later

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