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Another what would be better? As I have an intel MB I am going to move my 8800 GTS over to my other rig and go for ATI cards in this one.

So for about (close anyway) the same $ I can go with 1-4870 = $300 or 2-4850s = $350 Your thought on this?

Thanks ..
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Another what would be better? As I have an intel MB I am going to move my 8800 GTS over to my other rig and go for ATI cards in this one.

So for about (close anyway) the same $ I can go with 1-4870 or 2-4850s Your thought on this?

Thanks ..
Go for the 4870, if you overclocks it, it can achieve almost the same performance as the two 4850's, and if you need even more power, then you would always be able to add another one
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Go for the 4870, if you overclocks it, it can achieve almost the same performance as the two 4850's, and if you need even more power, then you would always be able to add another one
ok but my plan is to overclock whatever I get
    
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With the 4870's superior components, you should be able to squeeze more performance from it. That GDDR5 memory sure helps out a lot. You might want to wait for stock OD'd 4870's. They'll be more expensive, but everything I've read indicates it'll be worth every hard-earned penny.
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Yeah the 4870 for sure. I really don't like how every review I've read said the 4850 ran at 80C+ at load. That's WAYYYY too high and my GTS cooler does much better at much more normal sound levels, too. The 4870 is shaping up to be a great card.
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Yeah the 4870 for sure. I really don't like how every review I've read said the 4850 ran at 80C+ at load. That's WAYYYY too high and my GTS cooler does much better at much more normal sound levels, too. The 4870 is shaping up to be a great card.
Don't worry about the temps AT ALL. There is a simple 10 second fan fix that has my 4850 running at 26-28C idle and high 30's Load. BETTER than my 3870.
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4870x2 ftw.
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4870x2 ftw.
Yes, and of course that.
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