View Full Version : GTX 260 or GTS 250 for 22"?

12-07-2009, 12:58 AM
Is a GTX 260 overkill for a 22" monitor with a resolution of 1650x1080?

If not, will it fit a Silverstone TJ04 case?

Thanks for any help.

12-07-2009, 01:33 AM
I guess it depends on your usage - and if (gaming) you like to have the settings as high as possible.

I've got a Gigabyte 260 OC (core 216) - factory clocked at 630 Mhz. It's wonderful on my Samsung 2232BW - I can highly recommend it. Crysis plays with absolutely no hitches at very high settings + 4xAA (I didn't bother at ultra setting - because this works so well).

I also looked at the GTS 250 - but for the price diff, almost every review I read suggested the GTX 260 was the sweet-spot for this range of monitor. Plus apparently they have more room for clocking further - but as this GPU was factory OC, and performs so well, I simply haven't bothered.

Computer Lounge have the GB 260 OC at the moment for $369 (incl GST). It is really good value.

12-07-2009, 01:38 AM
Nope. Go for GTX 260.

12-07-2009, 12:12 PM
Overkill is not in the dictionary of a gamer.....


+1 for GTX 260..

12-07-2009, 02:13 PM
Thanks for the help.

Does any one know if the GTX 260 will fit in a Silverstone TJ04 case?

12-07-2009, 02:26 PM
For a monitor? Hell yes.
For gaming, well no of course not.

As for size get the dimensions then, look up the dimensions of the case, particularly from the back to the drive bay to see if it will fit.
Or ring the shop and get the dimensions.

Speedy Gonzales
12-07-2009, 02:27 PM
Cant see why it wouldnt fit in the case. Will it fit on the mobo? Here's the info for the case I think (http://www.silverstonetek.com/products/p_spec.php?pno=tj04&area=usa)

12-07-2009, 03:24 PM
If its a ATX case and you are using ATX parts it will fit, thats the whole point of having a common sizing regulation for hardware.

12-07-2009, 03:31 PM
If its a ATX case and you are using ATX parts it will fit, thats the whole point of having a common sizing regulation for hardware.

Not necessarily...and there's multiple sizes for ATX too!

12-07-2009, 03:39 PM
That is true, but in general if it is ATX compliant and pretty much all is then you are sweet.

12-07-2009, 04:34 PM
Some graphic cards are very big,two slot design and come up to the edge of the motherboard etc..

You will want to make sure that the case's harddrive bay with harddrives in it of course do not get in the way or restrict the graphics card before you buy a case.

Alot of older ATX case's will not fit the new big graphic cards thats why ATI and Nvidia have a list of case's on their websites that will fit their graphic cards ie Crossfire compatible,SLI compatible so you know the case will fit your graphic cards even if you dont want to do Crossfire or SLI you will know that the case will fit your new graphic cards.:)

Check out www.pricespy.co.nz for the prices on these graphics cards and other computer parts prices!!!:thumbs:
Just a thought you might you want to check these out as well,if not thats up to you.
ATI Radeon HD 4870 1GB GDDR 5 graphics card,
ATI Radeon HD 4890 1GB GDDR 5 graphics card,
ATI Radeon HD 4850 X2 2GB GDDR 3,
Nvidia GeForce GTX 275 896MB.


12-07-2009, 09:47 PM
Thanks everyone for your help. I'm considering the Thermaltake V9, seems it's slightly better for the same price and I guess I'll find out if the card will fit when I go to the store. :thumbs:

12-07-2009, 10:21 PM
Good luck

13-07-2009, 12:21 PM
You will be disappointed with the 250 - Get the OC 260, great card.

13-07-2009, 03:00 PM
TT V9 is basically TTs version of the Antec 900.

I've heard its a bit flimsy..

13-07-2009, 03:07 PM
FWIW, the 260 will fit in an Antec Three Hundred - which is a fantastic case. It blocks off one of the HDD bays - but unless you are running 6 internal HDD's it shouldn't be an issue ;)