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So I'm trying to figure out what to do with my sig rig. My MSI 8600GT TT doesn't support XP x64 so I'm going to move it over to my DFI Lanparty UT SLI-DR Expert. My birthday has finally arrived and I'm thinking about a new vid card for my Gigabtye board.

Right now I'm thinking ASUS HD 3870 512 TOP or an ASUS 8800GT.

Any recommendations on either of these or something else?
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post #2 of 15
id say get the 3870
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post #3 of 15
my vote goes to 8800GT.
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post #4 of 15
Maybe wait a month at max till the HD4xxx series comes out otherwise go for either since they are similar. 8800GT will have slightly better performance but the HD3870 has nicer drivers. For you maybe the 8800GT will be better because you are using an SLI board.
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If you don't mind MIR, this one is 190 bucks after MIR:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814133215
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Acoma_Andy View Post
If you don't mind MIR, this one is 190 bucks after MIR:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814133215
sorry to hijack but i must ask:
what is Mail-In Rebate?
there's no such thing for online deals in my country.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Fox_Smash View Post
sorry to hijack but i must ask:
what is Mail-In Rebate?
there's no such thing for online deals in my country.
You mail the rebate form and the receipt it to the manufacturer and they mail you a cheque for a certain amount of money
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get a 9800 PRO!! n watch the framerates file with shader model 2.0
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post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by sLowEnd View Post
You mail the rebate form and the receipt it to the manufacturer and they mail you a cheque for a certain amount of money
thank you.
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or MSI 8800GTS G92 .
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