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$460 for GTX 280 - better option than 2x 4870 for $600?

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Hey guys,

Now that newegg is offering the GTX 280 for $460, should I go for that over 2x4870 for $600?

When it's all said and done (since I will be water cooling), the GTX 280 will save me about $120-$150 over two 4870's (since I will only have to buy one water block).

EDIT: I will be building a new rig, so pay no attention to my sig specs.

EDIT: I will be using a 22" monitor most likely, but going with the 280 may save me enough $$ to get a 24".

What do you guys think?
Edited by Maytridy - 7/4/08 at 10:18am
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1 4870X2 of course they should be here in a few weeks and will be well worth the wait
    
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I've already played the waiting game waiting for the 200 series and 4000 series and I really need to upgrade from my 7800.
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The MSI gtx 280 at newegg is even cheaper at $459 including MIR linky
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1 4870X2 of course they should be here in a few weeks and will be well worth the wait
agreed the 4870x2 is going to kill the GTX280
    
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agreed the 4870x2 is going to kill the GTX280
and crossfire 4870's also
    
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seeing as you have an SLi Mobo it could be a problem crossfiring 2 4870's
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The MSI gtx 280 at newegg is even cheaper at $459 including MIR linky
Wow, nice call. rep for you!
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post #9 of 42
Two 4870s will out-perform a single GTX280, but you'll need a crossfire board, and maybe a new power supply too, if I was you, I'd go for the GTX280...plus I would hate dealing with multi-GPU setups, there are always problems.
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I'll edit my original post - I'm building a completely new rig, so my specs are irrelevant right now.

Are there any new NVidia cards in the works? I might want to go with the evga to use the step up program, but I'm not sure if anything new will be coming out in the next three months.
Edited by Maytridy - 7/4/08 at 10:09am
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