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Originally Posted by darkcloud89
FYI, Radeon HD4850 is a bit faster than the 9800GTX and is also $200.
Saw it but not interested in ATI.

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Originally Posted by darkcloud89
If you aren't buying now, 9800GTX+ comes out in July for $230. If there's any driver improvements for the HD4850 by that time, it could possibly end up pretty close or above the GTX+ since it tends to take a little while before ATI drivers mature fully.
EVGA = Step Up so no problem there, I have 3 months to match the difference.

*Edit: That's pretty much what I was thinking, what is the practical difference between the quads running the Nehalem architecture and a Q9450. My problem is that I need to know the if the performance difference will be great or small so I can decide whether to purchase now and upgrade when 6-8 core Nehalems go mainstream or get a quad Nehalem asap.
Edited by civilr - 6/22/08 at 3:31pm
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The 4850 has already proven to kick the 9800GTX in the pants. Or a step up you could buy the 4870 when it is released. Otherwise your system plan looks great to me, but I don't think that the 790i's are really worth it, unless you are SLIing. Otherwise pick up a P45, X48, or X38 which are much better overclockers. I also agree on waiting for Nehalems. They are going to be a very large upgrade. However you can do what you think is best.
I will go SLI at some point, that's a guarantee. I'd rather not restrict myself in terms of upgrade options. As for overclocking, I really have not seen any problems with my current EVGA 680i. I can hit 500FSB easily without any problems so I don't really understand how any of those are better overclockers (not planning to go over 4GHz on that Q9450).
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