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Hello all,
I am just about to order a new Graphics card for my PC, and was wondering if I could get some opinions on what I should get.

I have a 22" 1680x1050 display, and have an x38 board with crossfire. My real question is this: Is there a big enough difference for me to get a HD3870X2 or a HD3870 at this resolution? I also could get a G92 GTS 512. I dont want to spend too much on it if it will not give me much of a noticeable difference in performance. I want to play Crysis, WIC, COD4 and Supreme commander.

Thanks!
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1x 200Gb IDE Data, 1x 250 Sata Boot Samsung 20x DVD Burner, Sony CD/DVD 48x Vista 64-bit Acer AL2216W 
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I'd get a single HD3870 now, and maybe pick up a GDDR4 HD3870X2 when those come out. Or really, maybe just get a hold-over card like the HD3850/9600GT for right now, and consider an R700 Crossfire setup this summer.

Realistically speaking though, for your resolution an 8800GT 512MB will be more than enough for pretty much every game on the planet.
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