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    Single or Twin PCB

    Hey,

    I'm going to buy a GTX 295.
    Now, there are 2 versions available, Single and Twin PCB.
    What should I get.

    Single is 2nd generation, so should be better, right?

    On another note,
    I use a Corsair 620 PSU.
    Is this sufficent to power the card, together with my i7 and 6 HDDs?

    Thanks

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    Re: Single or Twin PCB

    In all honest there is no point buying the 295 as the 300 series will be here in a month or so and will be faster for the same or less money (hopefully)

    Do you really need to up grade now or can you hold on a month or 2??

    If you really need to then the single pcb is the best bet.

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    Re: Single or Twin PCB

    Quote Originally Posted by dfour View Post
    In all honest there is no point buying the 295 as the 300 series will be here in a month or so and will be faster for the same or less money (hopefully)

    Do you really need to up grade now or can you hold on a month or 2??

    If you really need to then the single pcb is the best bet.
    +1

    Also, are you still using the 19" monitor?
    Your 8800 should run most stuff fine and I personally wouldn't get a high end card 295 or 300 till you upgraded the monitor.

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    Re: Single or Twin PCB

    +1 for upgrading the monitor first.

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    Re: Single or Twin PCB

    Thanks, but I'm already using a Dell 27".
    Bought a Gainward 295 GTX in the end which I got for under 300

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    Re: Single or Twin PCB

    Quote Originally Posted by derchris View Post
    Thanks, but I'm already using a Dell 27".
    Bought a Gainward 295 GTX in the end which I got for under 300
    Should of just got a GTX 275 mate and then you would of had some change left over for those spiffing new (greetings) cards !!
    Kalniel: "Nice review Tarinder - would it be possible to get a picture of the case when the components are installed (with the side off obviously)?"
    CAT-THE-FIFTH: "The Antec 300 is a case which has an understated and clean appearance which many people like. Not everyone is into e-peen looking computers which look like a cross between the imagination of a hyperactive 10 year old and a Frog."
    TKPeters: "Off to AVForum better Deal - £20+Vat for Free Shipping @ Scan"
    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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