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but on average, the mid range cards tend to drop in price over time. Not due to ati, though.
I do believe the 9800 GTX price drop was because of the 4850. My thinking is that if the 4850/4870 bombed, the 9800 GTX would still be $300+.
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Maybe Nvidia won't drop the prices of the new cards because fanboys will continue to pay more for the Nvidia cards then they are worth. Why pay $400for a GTX 260 when you can get a faster 4870 for $300. Even if you don't have a Crossfire board, for the $800 you would spend on the 2 GTX 260's, you could get 2 4870's and a new motherboard.
For his $540 he's getting back with the two cards he has, he can get a 4870 and a mobo. And he can sell his other mobo to help pay for the second 4870.
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For his $540 he's getting back with the two cards he has, he can get a 4870 and a mobo. And he can sell his other mobo to help pay for the second 4870.
Too much hassle.
I'd have to reformat and re overclock my q6600. I would not want to do that. Took me forever to find a stable point on this board.
I don't have that kind of time with my current job.

Get a 260 now, get one later.
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Too much hassle.
I'd have to reformat and re overclock my q6600. I would not want to do that. Took me forever to find a stable point on this board.
I don't have that kind of time with my current job.

Get a 260 now, get one later.
Moving from an nvida MB means better OC on Intel chip sets so you can do 3.6ghz on your Q6600 which is another benefit.
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Moving from an nvida MB means better OC on Intel chip sets so you can do 3.6ghz on your Q6600 which is another benefit.
I still wouldn't have the time to reformat and get the computer up and running. I need a working computer and my job won't give me enough time to do so. It's just too big of a hassle.
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I still wouldn't have the time to reformat and get the computer up and running. I need a working computer and my job won't give me enough time to do so. It's just too big of a hassle.
Do you game? I am guessing you do otherwise, why the need for 2 9800 GTX's or 2 GTX 260's. If you have time to game, you have the time to reformat. I can reformat and have everything reinstalled in little over an hour.
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why $100 more when the ATi4870 performs equally to better than the is card?
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Do you game? I am guessing you do otherwise, why the need for 2 9800 GTX's or 2 GTX 260's. If you have time to game, you have the time to reformat. I can reformat and have everything reinstalled in little over an hour.
Takes longer than that for me, vista takes a while. Then you gotta download sp1, install it. I have a lot of programs too.

Yeah I game in my free 30 minutes every night, but I need a functioning computer.


I just made this thread to tell people the 260 is out and that new drivers are available. Thanks for attacking me telling me what to do when i've already made up my mind. Jeez, if you tell me to do something so many times and i keep disagreeing, then stop trying to persuade me. Boundaries....

I appreciate you trying to help, but I don't have time to make the switch. That's it.

If anybody has questions or concerns regarding the 260 or new drivers, we can talk about that in this thread. Stay on topic please.
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