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Im building a new system and want to go ahead and get a temp video card until the gtx280 comes out. This will be a brand new system from scratch. Im coming from an amd fx-57, 2 gigs and a 7900gt lol so I was wondering if you guys see it practicle to to go ahead and buy an evga 9800gx2 or 2 9800gtx's and wait for the gtx280 to come out and maybe drop $20 along with a driver update to see how its going to perform before I upgrade in the 90-120 day step up program?. Would you guys recommend this at all??. Thanks for your replies!

Hairston
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I'd get an 8800GTS, or wait for the HD4850's to come out. All depends on how much of a hurry you're in, or you could just keep that 7900gt till the GTX280 comes out its a pretty nice card.
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I'd recommend an EVGA 9800GTX, then step-up when the GTX280 is released.
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I like the idea of stepping up later, it sounds like you've got it figured out. Though you may want to postpone a little bit and wait for some major reviews and comparisons, just to be safe. Hope everything goes well.
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I would just keep the 7900 until the GTX280s are out. It will give you a functional PC without dropping an extra $300+ now, and having to wait for the switch when you Step Up. I would just hold on to the old card for the time being. Then, when the 280s come out, you can see if they are really that much better than the 9800GTX, and if they're worth the money (which looks to be a lot).

Or, you could go the smart route and get a 4870 X2 once it comes out... Just gonna throw that out there.
    
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Yeah i was considering going ati....so i am a little afraid to buy anything now because of that...maybe i should just hold off because id hate to get an nvidia board and ati comes out with a best bang for the buck video card. Hmm decisions decisions....

Hairston

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Yeah i was considering going ati....so i am a little afraid to buy anything now because of that...maybe i should just hold off because id hate to get an nvidia board and ati comes out with a best bang for the buck video card. Hmm decisions decisions....

Hairston

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I have a feeling the 4870/4850 will take the "best bang for the buck" crown this time around.

It's almost out at this point. At least wait for those to drop before you make a decision. If you decide to stick with nvidia, the step-up is a fine idea.
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Personally, I would buy an 8800GS and hold out for the 55nm revision of GT200 and for the HD4870X2. Both of those cards will be faster than GT200 and will be more overclockable, faster, run cooler, and be cheaper. The HD4870X2 should be released around August and the 55nm revision of GT200 should be released around that time too.

EDIT: Now that I think about it, going ATI would be your best bet as the Intel Nvidia chipset's are pretty bad and the Intel P45 chipset is going to be amazing and you would be able to crossfire the crap out of the HD4870's/HD4870X2's with the amazing overclockibility, quality, and features of the P45 motherboards.
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Give it time, see benchmarks and go.
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Personally, I would buy an 8800GS and hold out for the 55nm revision of GT200 and for the HD4870X2. Both of those cards will be faster than GT200 and will be more overclockable, faster, run cooler, and be cheaper.
That's not a proven statement by the way...
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