Which would be a better investment a GTS 250 1GB or a GTX 260 896MB!

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  1. Mad-Man

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    In a week or so I'm want to put one of those cards in my system but I wanting it to get me buy for a while because I don't want to replace the card for about a year or so. So which will be a better investment on my part the GTS or the GTX. Any and all info will help. Thanks.
     
  2. DSK

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    GTX260 by far.
     
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    gtx 260
     
  4. scoter man1

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    If you are talkin about a core 216, it will own the gts 250, if its the 192, it'll still be better but not as kickass.
     

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    Yes it is the core 216 setup.
     
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    How long have you had your PSU for btw?

    Just curious.
     
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    I have had the PSU for a year and a couple of months.
     
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    If you look at the 12v PSU thread you'll see that the Raidmax 630W has a 12V rating of 30A, now I don't think I'm wrong here but I really wouldn't recommend upgrading your gfx card on your current PSU, could cause it to die or if not die start showing signs of a struggling PSU.

    I would get a new Power Supply before you get a new Graphics Card, honestly, it'd do your current system much better and even though you've had your current PSU for over a year, it could still die.
     
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    My Raidmax 730 Watt PSU has 48Amps on the 12v.
     
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    My power supply has 44A overall 12V rating, think that just shows your Raidmax PSU isn't built to a particularly good standard :rolleyes:
     

  11. Mad-Man

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    Well this PSU has been the best PSU I have ever had. I have had others like OCZ, Ultra, Antec along with a few others that has never lasted longer then my Raidmax PSU. My Raidmax PSU has been threw alot and still keeps going. Along with all the volts are on the money. So I will stick with my Raidmax PSU. I look at that if it ain't broken you don't fix it. Since it is not broken I won't fix it. No offense to you or any other people that may respound to this message I posted.
     
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    And I look at it that if you buy that new graphics card, you could easily break it, but it's up to you, and btw, just because your Raidmax PSU has lasted longer than Antec's/Ultra/OCZ doesn't really mean much, since any PSU can fail, but it just seems like Raidmax build their PSU's poorly.

    Of course just because you have had a good experience, it doesn't mean I am wrong, if you look at the reviews of the 730W Raidmax on Newegg you'll see that in quite a few cases I'm not wrong.

    But like I said, it's your choice (or risk) to take, enjoy your new graphics card. :)
     
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    If and when it fails I will replace it but sence it hasn't giving me any problems I not worried about it at this point in time. I did buy it from Newegg and I read all the reviews on this PSU of mine. My reason to buy this PSU was the reviews and a few friends that has the same PSU as me.
     
  14. Iggyblack

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    yeah get the GTX 260.
     
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    Just have to remember that its 34a recommended but thats actually for the for the whole system

    the GPU will draw about half of that even less about 12-14a on peak load.
     
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    Nothing wrong with that PSU, it's more than enough.

    And as others said, get the GTX260 C216.
     
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    We will see whether it's more than enough won't we? ;)

    Oh just noticed :-

    http://www.raidmax.com/specs/RX730SS.html

    And look, it states only ONE +12V Rail rated at 24A

    "More than enough" rofl, come on guys :rolleyes:
     
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    GTX 260 216sp of course.

    Your Psu is more than enough, no worries
     
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    Does anyone actually know the REAL +12V rating for the 730W Raidmax?

    Because it seems like you're just telling him to get the graphics card by looking at the Wattage :thumbdown

    *sigh*

    Anyone remember this thread?

    http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?p=2912401

    Personally, I think some of you should rethink what you are doing here by recommending someone with the Raidmax 730W PSU either of those graphics cards mentioned :eek3:.

    Taken from the PSU +12V Rating Thread here on Guru3D Forums :-

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    RX-630A ~30A

    So I'd imagine that'd put the 730W at about 34-36A, and also considering power supplies degrade over time, how can any of you possibly say it'd be "enough"? :eek3:

    Would be nice to get Makalu's view of this one, just to make sure.
     
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  20. Mad-Man

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    I have two +12 volt rails that has 24amps per rail. So in total it equals out to 48 Amps across both rails.
     

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