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Alright well, I sold my 8800GTX locally for 350$ , and I have 150$ in my pocket. Should I get the BFG GTX280 OC (since its under 500 shipped, cheapest 280) or hold and wait for a second revision or something faster?

Cause I remember, a long time after the 8800GTX came out, the GTS512 came out and it could be slightly faster depending on OC.

Should I wait? or get the 280.
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Well i mean, i would probably wait for a revision, but it depends if you can prolly get the money for that revision when it comes out. If you dont have the money, than yeah go for the 280. Or what i've been hearing is that 2 9800GTX's perform almost the same. But i mean its entirely up 2 you mate=)
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Get an EVGA card and step up when the new revision comes out...the EVGA card isnt much more expensive on the egg (newegg)
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Hmm. Unless I get the 280 then sell cause of REV2's coming out? Not sure here. This is all I know: 1 GTX280 outperforms a 4870, but two 4870s outperform one 280 for the SAME price (depending on which 280 you get).

Now here's my problem. I dont have a CrossfireX motherboard. So.. I'd have to sell my board.. and somehow have enough money for a P45 board or something.

Gah.. Can anyone think of a solution?

btw, thanks trikstaa.
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Get an EVGA card and step up when the new revision comes out...the EVGA card isnt much more expensive on the egg (newegg)
I'm buying from NCIX cause I live in Canada. The EVGA card is waay more pricy. Also, the step up would expire by then wouldn't it?
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Well, the revision of GTX 280 won't be THAT much of improvement...go for it!
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post #7 of 8
get an x38 board and one 4870 and save for another one later. One 4870 is pretty close to a 280 anyways.

HD 4870 $284.35
http://www.directcanada.com/products...acture=DIAMOND

DFI Dk X48 $231.77
http://www.directcanada.com/products...anufacture=DFI

or if you really want a 280 gtx, you can get the BFG one for only $424 after MIR.
http://www.directcanada.com/products...anufacture=BFG
Edited by tkl.hui - 7/10/08 at 6:09am
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If you can, wait. The 4870x2 is supposed to debut soon and will be priced at $400 if the rumors are true. Even if you don't want the x2, it will undoubtedly drive GTX280 prices down. I would get a better sound card in the mean time.

Also, the GTX 280 is pretty much a waste at the resolution you'll be playing at.
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