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I've made a topic before but it didn't help much since people PMed me with "NUB, GET XFIRE BOARD AND GET 4870 CF!! SELL YOUR 680i! NViDIA SUCKS!!"

I have around $300-350 budget.

I HAVE to keep my current motherboard.

I need the best performance for the 300-350 dollars.

I plan on playing games like Diablo 3 when it comes out, Crysis, BioShock, CoD4, etc. ( Mostly new stuff. )

Thanks a lot, and please don't PM me with ATI fanboyism/NVidia fanboyism.
If it's SLI, I can do SLI as long as it's within the budget.


THANK YOU!

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With being at work I cant check prices but I would've thought a pair of 8800GT's would be in your budget. But with price cuts coming in you might be able to get onboard the GTX260 band wagon
    
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i agree a pair of 8800gt's would do nice. Or get a single 4870. just to give you some info, on my 780i, q6600 oced to 3.6 and a pair of 8800 gt's in sli (stock speed) i was pushing 18000 in 3d mark 06. Very good performance in my opinion. I have moved to ATI, to try out the 4870's.
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i agree a pair of 8800gt's would do nice. Or get a single 4870. just to give you some info, on my 780i, q6600 oced to 3.6 and a pair of 8800 gt's in sli (stock speed) i was pushing 18000 in 3d mark 06. Very good performance in my opinion. I have moved to ATI, to try out the 4870's.
and how is it? did you xfire the 4870s? what is your score?
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post #5 of 10
Don't try to plan for Diablo 3. Given that it's Blizzard, it won't be out "til it's done" which may be 2010 or later. Get a 4850 now and upgrade your entire platform when D3 does come out. If you really want to spend all $300-350, then either a 4870 or GTX260 will do it, though I wouldn't get either until at least the 4870x2 comes out and wreaks havoc on graphics prices.
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SLI'd 88GTs fit requirements nicely.You're jaw will drop when you slide them in,load the drivers,enable SLI and reboot.You'll drool with excitement at every 06 run and game you play with everything turned to the max(except you know what!).Ok,lets just say you will enjoy them alot.
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Honestly, I'd say wait for the 4870x2.
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http://www.overclock.net/online-deal...130-after.html

evga 8800gt $130 after MIR. I had that card in my old rig and it was great. If I hadn't build myself a completely new rig i would of jumped at this deal without any hesitation.
post #10 of 10
If you are willing to spend a bit more than $350, you can get an 9800GX2 @ newegg for $390. ($370 after rebate)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130338
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