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I was looking at the http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130348.

Any suggestions? Will it be better to SLI 8800GT cards or get 1 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130348 and then SLI another one down the road?



I have a 680i board.
Just wait for the 9800GTX+ to come out. It's factory overclocked due to die shrink
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4870, as many have said before.
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post #13 of 20
4870 is the first option. One 4870 is 150W with quad and others, a good 550W PSU should be fine. Also, you have SLI board so 2x 8800GT or 2x 8800GTS G92 is fine too. 8800GT or 8800GTS price is so cheap. $300 may get 2x of them with after market cooler after MIR.
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post #15 of 20
8800GT SLI will beat an overclocked 9800GTX+

Just be careful about rebates... most are one per household.
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post #16 of 20
I must vote for HD4870s for the $300 price range...

If you look at benchs using 08 Vantage... it really starts to pull away from the 9800s even the 200series and 08 is suppose to be an indication of future games. So while nvidia has a nice grasp of current games, the 4800s are supposadly better for the next gen games. So I say 4870 to future prof. you purchase. And in a year or so buy a second 4870 and use in Xfire...
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post #17 of 20
I vote 4870 as well, but it will max out your budget.

The 9800GTXs are getting very cheap right now and still perform well. The 4850 is a tad better from what I've been seeing and its around the same price as a new 9800GTX. SLI 8800GTs would be another great choice.
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I'm not much of an ATI person, and have only had 1 ati card in my life ( Radeon 9250 lol ).
But from what I've heard and experienced..the drivers for ati cards aren't good.
Right now I'm leaning towards the 4870..and I never thought I would.

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I must vote for HD4870s for the $300 price range...

And in a year or so buy a second 4870 and use in Xfire...
I plan to still keep my current motherboard in a year or so..So Crossfire is out of the question.
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post #19 of 20
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8800GT SLI will cost me $319.98 w/ shipping and all that junk.
4870 will cost me $318.96 w/ shipping and all that junk.

Which setup will give me better performance/quality, and bangz for the $$?
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Bump.


Help me decide and I'll pay with REP.
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