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I have some cash to burn and am in the market for a new gfx card. I don't know if I have the patience to wait for the 4870 and there is no guarantee that its worth waiting for. Looks like the 9800GTX is the best single card (chip) option out there.

Looking for a little encouragement
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personally I wouldn't but thats me. Your 2900XT should hold up for a while.
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yeah ur 2900xt is still good. just wait for the 4870 or the 9900gtx. 4870 is out next month i think
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I was afraid y'all would say that HAHA!

I just get tired of hardware after about 6 months or so.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Spitphire View Post
I have some cash to burn and am in the market for a new gfx card. I don't know if I have the patience to wait for the 4870 and there is no guarantee that its worth waiting for. Looks like the 9800GTX is the best single card (chip) option out there.

Looking for a little encouragement
Wait mate, it's only a month or so away.
 
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I agree with the others. I think upgrading from what you have right now is not too much more constructive then throwing money off a cliff. Wait for the 4870.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Krokadyel View Post
I agree with the others. I think upgrading from what you have right now is not too much more constructive then throwing money off a cliff. Wait for the 4870.
Indeed, the 4870 could be a monster of a card. Here's hoping, as it would be nice to see some decent competition for Nvidia.
 
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Well i say go for the 9800 gtx its a great card i have 3 and can say they are superb . and i dont care what the so called experts say on various hardware sites i and my friends have done 100s of hours testing our cards in real world gaming not just benchmarking and can say with out a doubt 1 9800gtx beats a 3870x2 in 90% of games unless you play old retro games or you play at 2056x1600 . So i say go for a 9800gtx and buy from evga or bfg that way if the 9900 do actually show in july as forcast you can just step up
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Wait for the new GPUs to come out.
    
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It's ok, we can wait it out together
    
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