Which Geforce GTX 200 series?

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I want to spend about $250-$275 tops on a gtx 200 series... i cant decide which is the best to get, all the clock speeds are about the same til you get to the 295 which is way to expensive.... i was thinking about the 275 up to the 285, but there is like 5 different models of each one idk which is the best performance for the price. iv listed the links to the ones im interested in. PLEASE HELP!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150387
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814143183
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150364
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130475
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130478
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130427

which is the best among these? only real differences i see is the clock speeds... the card will be running with i7 920 oc'd to 3.2 or higher if that matters :)
 

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slong

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well i plan on oc'n the 275 more then the factory oc.... and the ones i posted are the cards im debating on... idk which of those is better performance wise... which of those is the best?

Edit: ill be running the games at top res also
 

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Dam top resolution!!!!??
I wouldn't recommend any of those cards. gtx295 or 2 4980 cf is what i would recommend.
With your budget though i would go with a gtx280 because of the 1gig will help a bit at "top resolution" hopefully you don't expect to play games maxed out at "top resolution" with those cards you suggested.
 

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well not like top but i mean 1900 x 1200 most likely, i like playing in that.... but yea iv been reviewing the 275 reg clock and oc'd... looking pretty solid for the most part... cant really get any better for what im willing to spend and looking for.. i like ati appearance but dont know enough about them to venture out and test them yet.. id have to play on a system thats got a higher end card of theirs before i would spend my money on one, but anyways which one of those 275s is the best for the price/performance?
 
You could pick any card, excepting the recertified one. It was returned for some(possibly bad) reason.
XFX and EVGA are both good and support their product, don't look elsewhere.
Do not count on overclocking to improve performance. You might get lucky, but count on only what is advertised. The most overclocked products have already been binned, and overclocked to their best safe performance level.
 

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yea i think ill go with the standard 633 mhz and so forth 275 and just oc it myself to ftw clock rates, save me about 50 bucks :) here is my new list of components but willing for opinions( the gpu needs to be changed)

Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 [279.99]

(Dont know which one is better for this build, Opinions welcome)
Foxconn FlamingBlade LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard [209.99]
EVGA 141-BL-E757-TR LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX X58 SLI LE Intel Motherboard [234.99] (can only run 1600 Ram)

XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler [44.98]

(If evga mobo, only can use 1600(on specs this is only mhz listed))
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ [74.99]

(Should be enough power for now and for future sli updrade/RAM)
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply [119.99]

LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA CD/DVD Burner [27.99]

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM [74.99]

APEVIA X-TELSTAR-GN Green/ Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer CaseNo Power Supply [139.99]

XFX GX275XADQC GeForce GTX 275 896MB 448-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card [234.99]

Monitor is about 200 or so, havent decided on which one yet but got a few in mind

Total= 1432.90 (evga Build)
Plus Tax+Shipping = 1550.00~
 

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ic... for some reason i was thinking if you went ati you had to get a crossfire ready board all have everything else setup for ati(compatibility) but ati is cheaper but which of those 275 is the best? im thinkin about gettin the cheaper standard clocked xfx or evga and then just oc it myself to the ftw settings, save alot of money