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  • 76% (36)
    Get the 8800 GT
  • 4% (2)
    Get the 3870
  • 19% (9)
    wait a while for them to come down even more
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post #1 of 31
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for a while now i've been debating if i should actually go get a high end card or not.

first i was thinking of the HD3870 when i saw that deal, but now i see a good deal for the 8800 GT im really thinkin about it.

most of the games i play work fine right now on my 7900 GT. but what if i want to play crysis, or assassin's creed, or bioshock?

lets keep in mind:
1) the max resolution that any game will be played at is either 1360x768 or 1280 x 720
2) i've never paid more than $75 for a graphics card. hmmmmMmMmMmMm
Edited by this n00b again - 6/6/08 at 5:51am
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post #2 of 31
With a Quad you will see Huge performance increse if you get either 8800GT or 3870 but 8800GT is a bit faster so go with that. Also the new ones are comming out and if you canspend a bit more then you can get HD4000 or if you dont need more power the 8800GT is good enough.
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post #3 of 31
I voted 8800GT (biased? think so lol!) but I would also say buy the base evga model for the lifetime warranty and step-up if you should choose to upgrade anytime soon. I got my base cards for $159 after a $30 MIR from newegg.
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post #4 of 31
Thread Starter 
hmmm
see i want the EVGA model
but thats not a sweet deal price

i was thinking more of the pny 8800 GT 512MB for $138


i knew someone would come in a say 3870.-> which is still an option for $130
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post #5 of 31
Get the 8800GT
 
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post #6 of 31
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mhill2029 View Post
Get the 8800GT
lol i keep hearing a lot of that.
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post #7 of 31
I'd say go for the 8800GT, since you have an SLI board anyhow.
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post #8 of 31
I was the second person to say wait a while longer... demoralising.

But if you simply cannot wait then get the 8800GT, the new cards are coming out later this month so I am expecting the older cards to go down a bit further so I can get SLI, usually my 8800GT goes down $10 (Australian) a week but for the past 2 weeks it hasn't so I'm waiting further.
    
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post #9 of 31
I'd get an 8800GT over a 3870 for sure, but right now I'd wait for the new lines to drop before making a decision.
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post #10 of 31
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I was the second person to say wait a while longer... demoralising.

But if you simply cannot wait then get the 8800GT, the new cards are coming out later this month so I am expecting the older cards to go down a bit further so I can get SLI, usually my 8800GT goes down $10 (Australian) a week but for the past 2 weeks it hasn't so I'm waiting further.
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I'd get an 8800GT over a 3870 for sure, but right now I'd wait for the new lines to drop before making a decision.
LOL i was wondering who said that.
I was the first person who said to wait. because i know the new lines will come out and the prices will drop, BUT will it drop more than what i can get it for right now is the question.

$150 for an 8800 GT with NO rebate is a good deal right now, so will the price drop to less than $150. i can walk out the door of BB with the card for little more than $140.
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