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post #11 of 15
I personally went from the 3850 to a 3870 and love it man. Now if only I can figure out of my mobo is crapping out or my PSU.
    
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I'd say get the HD3870. Not sure about performance but I know it overclocks well and it has the best cooler out of the three.
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post #13 of 15
I'd go with 3870. If the price is an issue, you could wait a little bit for the 4850 to come out which should push the price down.
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I've heard some things about Best Buy having 8800GTs on sale today for cheap?

And I'm probably going to be buying at the end of this month, so the new cards should push prices down a bit.
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post #15 of 15
best buy has 3870s for $129.00 how can you beat that. i have a 3850 and i love it plays all my games and fold great but the 3870 is better.
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