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Solved: Why the huge dif in price here for the gx 260

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  1. tony oh

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    Hiya,

    I'm thinking of upgrading my ageing 8800gts 320mb to a gtx260.....I'm mostly playing at 1650x1050.

    Anyway I was looking at the prices at scan and found the asus gtx 260 for £121 but the bfg OC at £220.
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Index.aspx?NT=1-0-17-588-0

    OK so there is a bit of an overclock but I'm sure I could do that myself....but other than that what is the difference?

    Oh would anyone recommend this card and has anyone in the UK seen it cheaper.

    Thanks guys.:)
     
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    Well, Asus has shorter warranty, worse quality control (in all their goods nowadays), and BFG just wants to rip you off if you're a brand-loyal customer. Get the cheap XFX 260. Or maybe even the Asus. I don't know why XFX has 2 year warranty on so many cards, when some come with lifetime, or double lifetime warranty...
     
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    Thanks....I think I'll take your advice and go for the xfx.

    That's a decent enough card to play most games at the above res?
     
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    More than decent. Your Hiper 530 PSU though... I would upgrade that first before getting a GTX260. You don't want to buy a new card just for it to break right away because of a theoretically-just-enough, degraded to not-quite-enough, power supply, now do you?
     
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    Forgot about that....must look up the dif in power requirements.

    Thanks for the advice:)
     
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    Aarg.....yeah total is 36A on my psu even though it has enough overall power....seems I need at least 38A.

    http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-260-review/4

    Such a pain too as when I was building the PC I kind of skimped on the case...I have to take out the motherboard to change my PSU.

    Well I was thinking of changing my cpu fan....great it'll be like building my pc from scratch...lol.

    Thanks I would have missed that altogether.

    I'll mark it solved:) ......cries a little.
     
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    If you upgrade the PSU be sure to get a reputable brand one... OCZ, PC Power & Cooling, Corsair, Enermax, FSP...
     
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    I had renewed hope for a bit when I remembered the new gtx 260 were 55nm not the older 65nm......but still not quite enough.:(
     
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    Will do - I was in kind of a hurry that day and all the other parts had arrived...had forgot about a psu and just grabbed the best one my local pc shop had at the time...seemed fine for what I was building.

    Yeah I'll do a bit of research this time:)
     
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