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post #11 of 25
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Originally Posted by DeathNSmalDoses View Post
And trust me this series is going to be such a change than it will make the 200 series exactly like how 9000 was vs the 8000
The 9000 serie was just a 8000 serie rebranded?
9800gt = 8800gt = gts250!?

Anyway, why are you replacing the card?
What games can't your pc handle?
At what resolution do you play?

If you can hold out to the 300 series then sure do that.
If you can't then a 285 will go a long way.
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post #12 of 25
purchasing a 285 actually is a waste of money, give it 2-3 months

1) the prices of the 200 series will drop like a rock, ATI are expected to released there first 5000 series near end july-april

8800gt is just like my 8800GTX they are very good cards still and are only just feeling the pressure, holding of now means your getting more performance for buck when the 300 comes.

it will also have direct x 11, which in the eyes of developers is great, direct x 10 had seriouse problems.

i say from this point onwards alot of people should really hold of, and get one when price drop or get the 300 series. I was tempted to get the 200 series but backed away.
Edited by DeathNSmalDoses - 5/2/09 at 2:03am
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post #13 of 25
If you keep waiting you'll never buy anything. There is no confirmed ETA for the GTX 300 series. Everything is currently speculation. No one really knows 100% sure how much big of a jump it will be, and you probably will not need DX11 for any games for a few more years, at least. Might as well just wait for Larrabee too. Hell, how about waiting for the GTX 400 series? Those are going to smoke the 300s... No, wait for the 500 series.. No... see where I'm going with this? You'll never be able to stay on top no matter how long you wait.

If the itch to buy comes, then just buy already.
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I forgot to welcome you
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I will be waiting for the 300 series
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post #16 of 25
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Get a 4890 and be happy. It's as good of performance as your going to get for less then $400, and it's a super overclocker.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150359
welcome to the boards . do what this guy said.

PS, everyone, the Maximus Formula is an X38 board... to do SLI he'd need a new mobo...
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I just upgraded from the same and my XFX GTX260 Core 216 Core Edition is on the way
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no point to sli it... i have 88gt allso and there wasn't big difference. w8 for dx11 cards otherwise you will need to upgrade later because of this.
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post #19 of 25
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Hey everyone. My first post on Overclock.net

I am looking to upgrade my PC's video card, I currently have a BFG 8800gt oc2, I have looked into getting a second 8800gt oc2 but they seem to be scarce (the oc2's) So is there any card you would recommend for under $300-$400? or should I continue my search for an OC2?

I am open to nVidia or ATI cards, I have also been reading up on the GT300 series, Should I wait for one of those?

Thank you
Andrew
Yeah you can't do SLI with your motherboard so the best suggestion I can give is to get yourself an 4890 1GB and OC that sucker to about 1Ghz/1.2Ghz and watch it fly.
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You can get a decent GTX280 for just around $400 dollars on newegg.com ,some have free shipping too.
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Get a GTX 275 or another 8800GT, big deal, I think I would prefer 1 GTX 275 over SLI though
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