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EVGA GTX260 or XFX GTX260

Post by syedhammadraza » Sat Jul 04, 2009 12:28 am

HI,
I want to buy GTX260 card,but i m very confused which one should i buy,either evga or xfx


EVGA GeForce PCX GTX260 896MB (448-BITS) DDRIII CORE 216
Internet link:
http://www.evga.com/products/moreInfo.a ... s%20Family

XFX GeForce PCX GTX 260 896MB (448-BITS) DDRIII (BLACK EDITION)
Internet link:
http://www.xfxforce.com/en-us/ProductDe ... delID=1496

Money doesn't matter,all i want is the best card.
plz help me choose one.
Thankx in advance

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Re: EVGA GTX260 or XFX GTX260

Post by hercules71185 » Sun Jul 05, 2009 2:28 am

DEFINITELY xfx.
if you get refurbished from newegg. you can get them as low as 130 and it still has a 1 year warranty with XFX. If you get EVGA re certified. It's 3 months. And the XFX is way faster.

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Re: EVGA GTX260 or XFX GTX260

Post by syedhammadraza » Sun Jul 05, 2009 12:36 pm

But wat abt Processor cores,evga has 216 and xfx has 192,wat diff it will make

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Re: EVGA GTX260 or XFX GTX260

Post by pwcmed » Sun Jul 05, 2009 2:05 pm

Come on herc,

The 216 core is better, Look at the specs. Here are two examples
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product. ... 6814130497

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814150330

The first one has the core clock and the memory at the default speeds and is more expensive. The second is factory overclocked on both so it will run a little faster. First one has only one free game, second has two. The only draw back about the second is the core clock, it's set to 666 :snakeman:. You can always get a default core clock and just over clock yourself. Both Evga and XFX are very good manufactures so it boils down to perks (Free Games), factory overclocks, free shipping and cost. Let me warn you on factory over clocks. Sometimes they don't always work and have to dial it down with a overclocking program like rivatuner.

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Re: EVGA GTX260 or XFX GTX260

Post by syedhammadraza » Sun Jul 05, 2009 2:08 pm

ok,thanks for help

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Re: EVGA GTX260 or XFX GTX260

Post by syedhammadraza » Sun Jul 05, 2009 2:15 pm

the last thing,can it run on Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 600W PSU
LINK:
http://www.coolermaster.com/products/pr ... 22&id=5906

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Re: EVGA GTX260 or XFX GTX260

Post by pwcmed » Sun Jul 05, 2009 2:25 pm

You should but if you are buying one I would get something that is at least 80% energy efficient. That coolermaster has 2 12v rails at 18a which should be ok.

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Re: EVGA GTX260 or XFX GTX260

Post by hercules71185 » Mon Jul 06, 2009 11:50 am

On the XFX you can find them MUCH cheaper is what I was saying and the cores are always mislabeled. The black edition is always 216 cores. The EVGA has much more ram, but is there any benches that show that it helps? I'm not saying that if price wasn't a factor don't get the EVGA, but the XFX clocks way high. I have mine at 780mhz. And purchased it at $125

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Re: EVGA GTX260 or XFX GTX260

Post by hercules71185 » Mon Jul 06, 2009 11:56 am

If I see one turn up in the next few days I'll send the link on here. As of now they are depleted. But, I ALWAYS see them on passwird.com for cheap video cards.

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Re: EVGA GTX260 or XFX GTX260

Post by hercules71185 » Tue Jul 07, 2009 12:42 am

if youdidn't order yet, goto passwird.com and the top link as of now is about Dell and the gtx 260 for 113

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