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Poll Results: 7970 or iPad 2?

 
  • 80% (38)
    7970 3GB
  • 19% (9)
    iPad 2 16GB Wfi
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post #1 of 72
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Ok.

So my birthday is on the 31st.

I'm currently selling something on ebay for hopefully around 200-250, my grandma usually gives 100, my mom and dad will give me 100, and I've got 75 bucks in my paypal right now.

Here's where it gets odd. I'm using a 9800GT right now (my sig GPU is imaginary at this point).

With all of that money added up, (let's say it's 200 for what i'm selling on ebay) that's 400, and then my paycheck will let me add 200 on top of that.

So i'm playing with 600 bucks to either buy an iPad 2 or a 7970.

I know it sounds silly to be choosing between the two, but since my main sig rig is down until my 2600k gets to my door, I've been using an old mac laptop that my sister used.

It kinda made me realize how useful a tablet could be.

Also I could tether and literally have a connection anywhere.

I would be using it for OCN/Facebook/Music and etc.

Or I have the choice to get rid of my 9800GT that, in the interim has acted as a temporary card until i had more money to buy something decent.

I game at 1080p, I loosely play Crysis 2, and some BF3. But more classic FPS like Counter-Strike Source.

What do you guys think?

Poll is up.

Please if you vote, explain your choice to help me either way.

Also, if you voted 7970 just because it is new and the newest, baddest thing out there right now, that's legitimate, yes, but remember that the money doesn't grow on trees for me lol.

Thanks!

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post #2 of 72
http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-Transformer-TF201-B1-GR-10-1-Inch-Amethyst/dp/B0067PLM5E

Stir that pot.
post #3 of 72
HD 7970 is not a card to invest on if you are on budget. I have ipad 2 and love to use it for Movies and OCN. iPad is usell if you want to use something other then ur PC in a different room while being much more portable then a laptop. I would get a GPU first though 9800GT its just to slow. Also iPad 3 will be out soon so iPad 2 investment is not ideal. Maybe a HD 7950 would be best.
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post #4 of 72
Well if you mostly play older games, what is the point?
Just get the iPad (I would go for android personally, i have both and android is better), and save up later for a GPU.
    
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Thread Starter 

Could you tell me the differences between the iPad 2 and the TF Prime?

And what has better battery life?

I'm assuming the TF runs android?

I forgot to add I'll be playing lots of netflix too.

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post #6 of 72
Dont buy the iPad 2, the iPad 3 is two months away. Purchase a 7970, if unhappy, sell and purchase a iPad3.
 
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post #7 of 72

neither, get a tablet, but get a $300 Acer Iconia A500 or A200 I see them on sale all the time @ microcenter. I have the A500 and i'm more then happy with it. I know it's not top notch but its quick then there is other $300 to play with to put toward your video card. While you can sell your current card also.
     
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post #8 of 72
I recommend you wait until the 7950 comes out and then look for a good deal on a 6950. It's a good card and very well priced in my opinion and it should be even cheaper after the 7950 is released. Considering you're okay playing at 1080p with a 9800 GTX, this'll be a pretty great upgrade. Should cost you about $180-$200.

Save the rest for the iPad 3 or another slate. Just whatever you decide, don't get the iPad 2 right now -- we're right near a refresh and it could be as little as a month away until the 3 is released.
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post #9 of 72
So far with the prime 2 hours of playing games on balanced put me at %60 battery so i would say its on par with the ipad 2
post #10 of 72
I'd say go for both - get a used 6970 and a Kindle Fire. I have both and love mine! thumb.gif
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