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My first ATi: GFX upgrade advice needed

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Im saving cash to grab an ATI graphics card. Should i buy the 3870x2 right now or wait for the 4870X2? I currently own an 8800gtx which i might just sell. I have an X48 so ATI is the only route for me. How much would the 4870x2 be btw?
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R700 is slated for a mid August release and should cost in between 400 and 550. R700 should also be almost twice as powerful as the HD3870x2. The HD4870x2 is not R700's official name yet.
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Mid-august? Damn! I guess i better OC my 8800gtx and watercool it to keep me till mid-august. These dell 30inchers need some serious juice to keep games playable at full res!
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Intel Q6600 GIGABYTE X48-DQ6 XFX ATI 4870 1GB DOMINATOR 1066MHZ 2 x 1gb 
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3 x 500gb WD Caviar Asus 16X DVD-R/RW Windows Vista x64 Del 30 inch 2008WFP-HC 
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Intel Q6600 GIGABYTE X48-DQ6 XFX ATI 4870 1GB DOMINATOR 1066MHZ 2 x 1gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
3 x 500gb WD Caviar Asus 16X DVD-R/RW Windows Vista x64 Del 30 inch 2008WFP-HC 
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Razer Tarantula Enermax 1kW Thermaltake Armor w/25cm sidefan Razer Lachesis 
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