Need to pick a card

phoenix777

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I'm getting my first gaming desktop, kinda new to these kinds of things so I need some opinions on what card I should get.

GTX 275 - 896MB
GTX 275 - 1792MB

GTX 285 - 1GB
GTX 285 - 2GB

GTX 295 - 1792MB

SLi is also an option, which of these above is good a card for the money? Also, which CPU should I get that can go well with the card? I'm thinking maybe the i7 920, Quad Q9650 or Duo E8600.

Edit: the monitor I'm getting will be between 20" and 24"

thanks
 
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pure gaming rig? go with the Q9650 as it's faster and I7's don't work as well with gaming.
go with the SLI GTX 285 1Gb.....

if you can wait you might want to. directx11 will be out before very long. Also NVIDIA will surely be releasing a card that uses GDDR5 memory. Now THAT'S the way to go. I know the GTS 260M is one of the new cards.... just not sure when it gets released.

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pure gaming rig? go with the Q9650 as it's faster and I7's don't work as well with gaming.
go with the SLI GTX 285 1Gb.....

if you can wait you might want to. directx11 will be out before very long. Also NVIDIA will surely be releasing a card that uses GDDR5 memory. Now THAT'S the way to go. I know the GTS 260M is one of the new cards.... just not sure when it gets released.
 
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