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Let me know how that goes. If it works, I may go ahead with my upgrade and it'll be FX890 here I come!

Yeah I can imagine that 2 GTX 470's is a pretty big investment... What'd you drop on the cards? ~$400-425? With how quickly NVIDIA is releasing the 5XX series, that may not be to far away haha.
wow nice estimate. I spent 430 CAD.

New, they're worth 600CAD.

So if I were to buy two blocks for it it would be a waste almost since I won't end up keeping the cards very long right? I mean we're overclockers here. That's my rationale behind not getting blocks. AND futhermore, getting blocks would be futile since by the time I can afford them I will have extremely outdated cards lol

Also: It would set me back at least 230CAD, not to mention shipping and taxes for both cards.

So it's not looking too good for arguments sake.
Edited by jam3s - 1/9/11 at 9:26pm
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wow nice estimate. I spent 430 CAD.

New, they're worth 600CAD.

So if I were to buy two blocks for it it would be a waste almost since I won't end up keeping the cards very long right? I mean we're overclockers here. That's my rationale behind not getting blocks. AND futhermore, getting blocks would be futile since by the time I can afford them I will have extremely outdated cards lol
Call me Mr. Estimates. Wow, so you saved a lot over new.

Yeah that makes sense. I was thinking of getting a MK-13 for my GTX 460, I'm used to my HD 4670 temps (30 idle, 50 100% load) haha. I really try to upgrade as little as possible (rig overhauls happen around Christmas and my birthday haha) as long as I can play games at decently high settings. My 4670's got to the point where I could barely game anymore. It was awful! I was going to do a huge, in-depth comparison between my HD 4670's and the GTX 460, ~12 different games and benchmarks but I lost all the screen shots and data I was pretty bummed.
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Call me Mr. Estimates. Wow, so you saved a lot over new.

Yeah that makes sense. I was thinking of getting a MK-13 for my GTX 460, I'm used to my HD 4670 temps (30 idle, 50 100% load) haha. I really try to upgrade as little as possible (rig overhauls happen around Christmas and my birthday haha) as long as I can play games at decently high settings. My 4670's got to the point where I could barely game anymore. It was awful! I was going to do a huge, in-depth comparison between my HD 4670's and the GTX 460, ~12 different games and benchmarks but I lost all the screen shots and data I was pretty bummed.
Yeah I did, I'm pretty happy so far. That sucks to hear about your benchmarks

I mean, the way I look at it, 230 could be used for other hardware upgrades. And I've already invested way too much for 775. I'd rather put that towards SB.
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Yeah I did, I'm pretty happy so far. That sucks to hear about your benchmarks

I mean, the way I look at it, 230 could be used for other hardware upgrades. And I've already invested way too much for 775. I'd rather put that towards SB.
Ehh, it's ok. People don't really need benchmarks to know that the GTX 460 is a lot better than 2 HD 4670's haha.

Yeah that'd be a very good investment. SB would really use the full potential of your cards.
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Ehh, it's ok. People don't really need benchmarks to know that the GTX 460 is a lot better than 2 HD 4670's haha.

Yeah that'd be a very good investment. SB would really use the full potential of your cards.
yeah, i'm holding out for now though

call me a rebel. I said the same thing when i was using vista when win 7 came out.

I'll come around, sandybridge will be sweet, but for now, I can't afford it
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yeah, i'm holding out for now though

call me a rebel. I said the same thing when i was using vista when win 7 came out.

I'll come around, sandybridge will be sweet, but for now, I can't afford it
That might not be a bad idea. There's always Ivy Bridge...

I came from OS X so I kinda skipped XP and Vista haha. My first PC was running 98 Aww yeah!
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That might not be a bad idea. There's always Ivy Bridge...

I came from OS X so I kinda skipped XP and Vista haha. My first PC was running 98 Aww yeah!
yeah, Ivy bridge too, forgot about that. That is "Haswell" correct?
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yeah, Ivy bridge too, forgot about that. That is "Haswell" correct?
Yes, I believe Haswell is being introduced with Ivy Bridge.
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I did horrible I should probably go back and finnish reading the thread.



Min FPS: 20.85 at frame 148, Max FPS: 55.83 at frame 1011
Average Tri/Sec: -11358285, Tri/Frame: -242720
Recorded/Played Tris ratio: -3.78
TimeDemo Play Ended, (3 Runs Performed)
================================================== ============

Completed All Tests

<><><><><><><><><><><><><>>--SUMMARY--<<><><><><><><><><><><><><>

1/9/2011 10:39:10 PM - Vista 64

Run #1- DX10 1920x1080 AA=No AA, 32 bit test, Quality: VeryHigh ~~ Overall Average FPS: 46.645
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I did horrible I should probably go back and finnish reading the thread.



Min FPS: 20.85 at frame 148, Max FPS: 55.83 at frame 1011
Average Tri/Sec: -11358285, Tri/Frame: -242720
Recorded/Played Tris ratio: -3.78
TimeDemo Play Ended, (3 Runs Performed)
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<><><><><><><><><><><><><>>--SUMMARY--<<><><><><><><><><><><><><>

1/9/2011 10:39:10 PM - Vista 64

Run #1- DX10 1920x1080 AA=No AA, 32 bit test, Quality: VeryHigh ~~ Overall Average FPS: 46.645

That's with SLi enabled right? O.o
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