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I am looking to pick up one of these. So should I get a new gtx 260 for $220 or buy the gtx 280 here for $300https://www.overclock.net/sale/455958...gtx-280-a.html ??? Thanks

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imho its not worth $80 more
the evga 260 216 for $220 on the egg ($190 ar) also has step up so u could step up to a 285 or 295 later possibly for free to the 285 in 3 months.

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I would get the gtx 260 because it is comparable to the gtx 280 and $80 cheaper. Is the 280 still under warranty?


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What resolution do you have on your monitor? (screen size?)

If you play games at 1680x1050 (22") and below, I'd recommend you just get a GTX 260, as it will pretty much play any game you throw at it.

Anything above that, say 1920x1200 (24") and you'll want to get the GTX 280... its a great card, though only if you need it



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Get GTX260 all the way. GTX280 is not much faster.

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imho its not worth $80 more
the evga 260 216 for $220 on the egg ($190 ar) also has step up so u could step up to a 285 or 295 later possibly for free to the 285 in 3 months.
Will prices be that low by then?


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I would get the gtx 260 because it is comparable to the gtx 280 and $80 cheaper. Is the 280 still under warranty?
I believe it is, only a few weeks old. But its PNY, thats my issue

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If you play games at 1680x1050 (22") and below, I'd recommend you just get a GTX 260, as it will pretty much play any game you throw at it.

Anything above that, say 1920x1200 (24") and you'll want to get the GTX 280... its a great card, though only if you need it

I have a 24 1920x1200
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Go for the GTX260. As stated before you can always step it up if you're not satisfied with the performance on your 24'.

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You can pick up the 260 for 179 AR from newegg I would go for that.

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Will prices be that low by then?




I believe it is, only a few weeks old. But its PNY, thats my issue




I have a 24 1920x1200
noone knows when prices will drop but in 3 months they should drop some.
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I found a gtx 280, he says new for 220? What about that, worth the risk?
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