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I have two 8800GT's for sale for 310 shipped if you want them. I don't know how they compare to the 4870 though.
no offense but thats a horrible price
    
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The reason the price is that high is because one comes with an accelero, the other is the palit sonic 512. Looks like everyone wants vanilla gt's though, so they'll go on ebay later tonight.
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This review from AnandTech shows 8800GT SLI to perform a bit better, on average, than a single HD 4870. Since you already have an SLI board, dual 8800GT's may be an option for you. But, you could choose to get the HD4870, and if you decide to Crossfire later, pick up a new motherboard. I guess it depends at least somewhat on what you plan to do in the future.
    
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Thanks choggs, I was having trouble finding reviews.
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8800gt sli > 4870, 4870 cf > 8800gt sli
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I didn't actually know the GT sli was that good on crysis. Though that's a weird game when it comes to benchmarking. Mine's always been bottlenecked by the processor.
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post #17 of 43
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I didn't actually know the GT sli was that good on crysis. Though that's a weird game when it comes to benchmarking. Mine's always been bottlenecked by the processor.
Maybe a CPU upgrade is better for you then eh?
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post #18 of 43
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The reason the price is that high is because one comes with an accelero, the other is the palit sonic 512. Looks like everyone wants vanilla gt's though, so they'll go on ebay later tonight.
my bad sorry thats a good price with that cooler
    
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Maybe a CPU upgrade is better for you then eh?
Eh, can't afford it right now. Wish I could, but it's really not in my best interest to put my bank account into the negatives. lol

I just put the BFG on ebay, but you can still contact me and i'll stop the listing.
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post #20 of 43
You have an SLI board. Get a Maximus Formula, then pick up an 4870. You can CF the 4870 when you need to in the future.
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