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Should i buy ATi or NViDIA?
ATI:4870X2 OR 4850X2
NVIDIA:GTX280 OR GTX260
And will these cards fit in my Raidmax Smilodon case?
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A new PSU before buying anyone out of the four.

Also, the four choices you put are from three different categories of price/performance. So do you have a budget ?

edit: The green you chose isn't the nvidia green. <== This is.
Edited by Brythe - 12/12/08 at 3:29pm
    
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A new PSU before buying anyone out of the four.

Also, the four choices you put are from three different categories of price/performance. So do you have a budget ?
i know about the psu....i will buy the cm realpower 850w!
yes i got the budget....but in between 4870x2 and gtx280 its a big difference in price!!! and i dont know which to buy...and also i would like to see ppls opinions
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if those r ur choices id say do gtx 280, for the simple fact of upgradability cause later on down the road u could put another 2 more gtx280 and blow everything outta the water


ooooorrrr go for gtx 260 sli as a solution for now ati has just been crap imo for the past few years
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if those r ur choices id say do gtx 280, for the simple fact of upgradability cause later on down the road u could put another 2 more gtx280 and blow everything outta the water
i can only have 2!!
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then go get the gtx280 and then buy another 1 when u can afford it again by then they will drop in price as well most likely
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then go get the gtx280 and then buy another 1 when u can afford it again by then they will drop in price as well most likely
Ok...thanks man....
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if the gtx 280 wasnt so expensive when i started buying my 9800gtx+'s i woulda got that would have been a much better investment but i couldnt see spending 600$ at the time for a single card. i havent looked @ the prices for the 280's in a while but it would seem to me if u could afford it then that would be ur best bet.
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post #9 of 39
You've got an Nvidia chipset, so you might as well grab something like a GTX260 216 and SLI later

If you never plan on SLI-ing, then grab the 4870X2
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Quote:
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if the gtx 280 wasnt so expensive when i started buying my 9800gtx+'s i woulda got that would have been a much better investment but i couldnt see spending 600$ at the time for a single card. i havent looked @ the prices for the 280's in a while but it would seem to me if u could afford it then that would be ur best bet.
They are around $350-400 on Newegg (with MIRs)

I'd say the GTX 260 216SP edition is the best bet at this point. SLI those and you got massive frames.
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