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This is my problem I got a guy that will sell me two asus 3870s for $240 $120 each or I can wait for the 4800s where I maybe only able to get one. So do i jump on the 3870s or wait and see what happends.
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Not a bad price for the cards.. I would jump on them, but thats me. My first 2 3870's cost me $235 each and I just purchased my 3rd 3870 for tri-fire, but I already told myself I was going to skip the next series (for now).
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I believe Best Buy might still be running the 3870's for 129.99 brand new...so used... at $20 cheaper for the pair? meh.
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I believe Best Buy might still be running the 3870's for 129.99 brand new...so used... at $20 cheaper for the pair? meh.
That was a limited time sale at BB. Think it was only for 1 week and they sold out here.
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I'm sure it'll happen again with the 4870 release getting closer and closer. I have a 2nd 3870 but havent put it into the intel system for crossfire - now I'm curious if I would hit 17K+ in 3dmark06 with it....hit 14k+ with just the single.
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I'm sure it'll happen again with the 4870 release getting closer and closer. I have a 2nd 3870 but havent put it into the intel system for crossfire - now I'm curious if I would hit 17K+ in 3dmark06 with it....hit 14k+ with just the single.
I'm sure you would get very deep into the 17k range if not alot higher with that processor @ 4 ghz

I hit 16484 with a 9850 Phenom @ 3.2 ghz and a pair of 3870's.
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See with this 9600gt that I got not knowing I was going to get a quad and CF Mother. cuz my 570 SLI went out I score 12500. I pretty sure one 3870 will not take out my 9600gt. But I'm thinking a 4850 or a 4870 may. Kinda tough times to make a chose with the 4800s coming out.
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$240 is in the inpulse buy zone for me

i bought my first 3870 for $185 used, and the second for $135 used (only 2 months later) and i thought i was getting a good deal

i would hold out a few days for some solid pricing/benchies from the new cards coming out though
    
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and I paid 270 for the 3870X2 in my signature.
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I'm sure it'll happen again with the 4870 release getting closer and closer. I have a 2nd 3870 but havent put it into the intel system for crossfire - now I'm curious if I would hit 17K+ in 3dmark06 with it....hit 14k+ with just the single.
I get 18K with just one 3870x2 stock. 4.0ghz E8400.
You should get a higher score with that quad.
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