xfx video cards...

October 14, 2009 at 20:18:59
Specs: Windows Vista
Im building a computer and am somewhat on a budget...i was wondering if just having 1 XFX GTX 295 would be sufficient enough or if i should run 2 XFX GTX 260's.
Just asking cuz the one card is over 500 alone and the second card i mention i can get 2 of them for cheaper.
I also could just have the 1 running now and eventually get a second one later on.

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#1
October 14, 2009 at 23:46:47
Xfx 295gtx is expensive card and i don't recomend to run 2 xfx 260gtx,better take ati radeon hd 5870 1gb with gddr5.

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#2
October 15, 2009 at 08:46:58
You should list all your system specs. There's no point getting a high end video card if you have a weak CPU, it will only be bottlenecked. And you definitely will need a decent power supply, especially if you're planning to run two cards in SLi. You don't necessarily need a high wattage PSU (1000W for example), but you do need one with high amperage. And units with a single high amperage +12v rail are generally better than units with multiple +12v rails. The following article will help explain:

Power Supply Myths Exposed!


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#3
October 15, 2009 at 17:43:17
Motherboard: EVGA E758-A1
CPU: Intel Core i7-920
Apevia Warlock 900 W PSU

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#4
October 15, 2009 at 20:55:56
Pretty high end, except for the PSU. You'll never find an Apevia in one of my builds. Johnny Guru gives it a 5.5 out of 10 & rated the performance as "dismal".

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.ph...

If you look at this chart, a single GTX 295 beats 2x GTX 260 in SLi:

http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/...


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#5
October 15, 2009 at 21:04:11
thanks.

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#6
October 16, 2009 at 12:38:11
any suggested psu's youn reccomend?

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#7
October 16, 2009 at 15:17:43
See my response here...

http://www.computing.net/answers/ga...

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