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Hello guys I am buying a new VC and I can get a 3870X2 for 210.00 and it comes with a SATA DVD burner, or I could get a 4850 for 200.00 from newegg? What would you do and why?
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4850 because it's smaller and run better with AA & AF on
    
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4850. Its newer tech. You can Crossfire it later and perform just as well as a 3870X2 without the power consumption

Why not wait a few weeks or less and get the 4850X2?
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4850. Its newer tech. You can Crossfire it later and perform just as well as a 3870X2 without the power consumption

Why not wait a few weeks or less and get the 4850X2?
agreed or even the 4870X2
    
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agreed or even the 4870X2
Even better!
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Cause I would have to wait till then to play my games I have no VC ATM.Power is no issue, my 600w should run it fine, but temps are a concern. This will be the final upgrade for the history of this PC. Next March I am buying a new rig with the new socket 1366. With that in mind do you suppose I should get the bestr card I can afford or still just get 4850??
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Cause I would have to wait till then to play my games I have no VC ATM.Power is no issue, my 600w should run it fine, but temps are a concern. This will be the final upgrade for the history of this PC. Next March I am buying a new rig with the new socket 1366. With that in mind do you suppose I should get the bestr card I can afford or still just get 4850??
the 4850 will max out any game on your 19" even the 8800GT =/ so why upgrade?
    
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the 4850 will max out any game on your 19" even the 8800GT =/ so why upgrade?
my 8800gt cannot run Assassins creed or even GRID on max settings.
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Cause I would have to wait till then to play my games I have no VC ATM.Power is no issue, my 600w should run it fine, but temps are a concern. This will be the final upgrade for the history of this PC. Next March I am buying a new rig with the new socket 1366. With that in mind do you suppose I should get the bestr card I can afford or still just get 4850??
I would go with the 4870 if I were you. At least when you change your setup next year you can either buy another 4870 or sell the current one and get an X2 of some sort.

If you buy a 3870X2 now the chances are you won't get as much as you want for it when you come to sell it
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post #10 of 16
The 3870X2 still has the old AA/AF framerate problems which are gone from the 4850, it runs AA with barely a performance dip.

I would go with the 4850
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