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4870x2 in June rumours wreaking havoc with my build plans

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After buying an EVGA 8800GTX back in November instead of 2 3870's in hopes of stepping up to a next-gen card in February only to be disappointed I made the decision: I have a Crossfire mobo and I want to max out my 1920x1200 monitor, so I figure I'll go with 2 3870x2's and put waterblocks on them and go nuts.


Then I read this article about 4870x2's coming out in June with nearly double the power!!!

Now my new love feels like yesterday's news... less than a week after I bought her.

And the internal debate begins to rage...

Should I return this card and hang onto the 8800 until June, putting my plans for a beautiful double WC loop on hold?

Should I just continue with my plans for the second 3870x2, rumours be damned?

Should I just sell everything and buy a 52" Plasma and a PS3?

Should I move back to Mexico and live on the beach and not worry about PC's ever again?
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post #2 of 15
Such is life.

I'd go with the last option. Haha.
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post #3 of 15
I would continue with you plans AND move back to Mexico. Try not to pay attention to the rumor mill. When you finally get the 4870 X2's, the 9 series will be out and so on... there will always be something better on the horizon. If you want the latest and greatest, you will always be let down as this industry moves too damn fast as it is.



edit: If you plan it right, you can sell the 3870 right before the new cards come out and get some money back. If you buy and sell fast enough, it almost seems like you are leasing the parts
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post #4 of 15
Keep the 3870X2 and simply get the 4870X2 when it comes out. Why return a good card?
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Yeah... I've got the money now, so I might as well continue with my planned build and not worry about it...
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well Do anything but buy a console. every PC user knows they dont come close in image quality and never will . how can an HDTV compete with 1920 x 1200 pixels. (that debate could go on forever) but anyway my 3870x2 runs everything fine by iteself now with the 8.3 cats. crysis on VH except motion blur runs at 20 to 25 with 1920x1200 but im sure my cpu has something to do with that as well but nothing will come along before the 4870s that will bring this card to its knees, just keep it and sell it back when the 4870s come out I was in the same position you were in when i sold my crossfire 2900s , thank god it didnt get the GTX and went for the x2.
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post #7 of 15
I like the Mexico and beach option.
Life would be a lot simpler.
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post #8 of 15
do quad fire to be equal , just stick with what ya got.
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post #9 of 15
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LOL thanks for the responses guys...

I am going to keep the 3870 X2 and have another one on the way for Quadfire....I figure, I have the money now, I'm doing the build now, so might as well get everything together now...
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Should I move back to Mexico and live on the beach and not worry about PC's ever again?
*thumbs up* lol
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