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Poll Results: 7970 or iPad 2?

 
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    7970 3GB
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    iPad 2 16GB Wfi
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post #41 of 72

How about "neither"? wink.gif

 

You're on a budget so I wouldn't even consider the 7970. Those high-end cards are for those with piles of disposable income. You sound like a kid or a teen (no offense tongue.gif) Save your money.

 


What this guy said ^

 

If you decide you need more power later, get another one and put it in CF.

post #42 of 72
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Originally Posted by Malcolm View Post

How about "neither"? wink.gif

You're on a budget so I wouldn't even consider the 7970. Those high-end cards are for those with piles of disposable income. You sound like a kid or a teen (no offense tongue.gif ) Save your money.



What this guy said ^

If you decide you need more power later, get another one and put it in CF.

hafta agree with this 100%
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post #43 of 72
I use my ipad as a mousepad and a beer holder...
My job gave me an iPad for my yearly review...

More difficult to do that with a 7970... smile.gif
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post #44 of 72
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Stir that pot.

^ I love it ^

I have an iPad2 and basically my $1200 laptop is an expensive paper weight now. Like many others have said if you have no issue playing the games you do play go for the iPad2. I know the iPad3 is coming out soon but the price will be all jacked up at first. As for the GPU idea.... Well when all the new models come out the older ones will go down in price. So if you are using a 9800GT at 400 series NVIDIA or 5000 series AMD/ATI card will rock your PC. Just my two pennies.
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post #45 of 72
You can find refurb Ipad 2s for 350-400 if you REALLY want an iPad. Otherwise I'd pick up a Transformer or Transformer Prime and use that instead.

Then use that remainder of your money for a HD 6950 unlocked. That way you can have both.
post #46 of 72
You could always get a smartphone for much cheaper and have it act as a mini tablet or get a cheaper tablet as others have suggested. That way you could also upgrade your rig with the rest of your budget.

Stick with Android if you like to customize and tinker with your device. I'm so glad I can just drag and drop and even torrent stuff instead of having everything go through iTunes.

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post #47 of 72
james, you will not be able to sleep if you buy an iPad, it will light up your room at night and talk to you.

buy the 7970, it will behave and go to bed when you tell it.
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post #48 of 72
You want an honest opinion?
Dont buy an iPad, get an android or something. The same reason you gave to not buy the 7970 works with the iPad. Why you buying an iPad? What does an iPad do that my cellphone can't do(Android cellphone)? Till now no1 pointed me anything... Hell I can even program in C++ using my cellphone and there must surely be more free apps to do even more stuff.
Just get a cheap graphics card(Nvidia 570/60ti/AMD6870/AMD7870?)/ and a good reliable tablet(not necessarily an iPad) that way you will be able to game with your desktop and you will also have the portability from using a tablet.
post #49 of 72
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Dont buy the iPad 2, the iPad 3 is two months away. Purchase a 7970, if unhappy, sell and purchase a iPad3.

This is also an option.
    
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post #50 of 72
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I'd say go for both - get a used 6970 and a Kindle Fire. I have both and love mine! thumb.gif

^^Agreed, I personally am not a tablet lover. If you NEED a tablet, Otherwise go for the video card. Every tablet I use, just doesn't seem to be as functional as a good ole computer.
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