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Poll Results: which gpu path should i take now and later?

 
  • 18% (12)
    gtx 460 and get another later in sli
  • 15% (10)
    gtx 470 now and upgrade later
  • 3% (2)
    6850 now and get another later in cf
  • 14% (9)
    6870 now and upgrade later
  • 48% (31)
    forget all those cards and get a 6950 and convert to 6970
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post #11 of 49
Go with either the 6950 or 6970 for you're next card.

Unless you find a good deal on GTX 470.
 
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post #12 of 49
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i would love to buy used but i need a vid card immediately.
i'm like dying here guys...i dug up an old pci vid card from the garage and i am typing in 800 x 600 res.
the good thing where i live is i am 10 minutes away from all major computer stores.

ncix
tigerdirect
canadacomputers

i can price match at all 3 as well in store too. so i don't mind buying new. in fact i actually prefer new over used to avoid any possible rma issues.
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post #13 of 49
Try calling them at different times of the day and at different days so that you can talk to a different bunch of service people. Hopefully one of them will be kind enough to make an exception.

Back to topic:
I suggest, stay put for a week or so (ie 25th Jan) because GTX560 1GB and HD6950 1GB version will come out imminently. GTX560 will sell at around US$250 (and definitely under US$300) and I expect HD6950 1GB to be similarly priced.

Options are wider price-wise and performance-wise by then time.
post #14 of 49
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Originally Posted by windfire View Post
Try calling them at different times of the day and at different days so that you can talk to a different bunch of service people. Hopefully one of them will be kind enough to make an exception.

Back to topic:
I suggest, stay put for a week or so (ie 25th Jan) because GTX560 1GB and HD6950 1GB version will come out imminently. GTX560 will sell at around US$250 (and definitely under US$300) and I expect HD6950 1GB to be similarly priced.

Options are wider price-wise and performance-wise by then time.
Yeah but 8x6 for a week or two?

Ew.
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post #15 of 49
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Originally Posted by windfire View Post
Try calling them at different times of the day and at different days so that you can talk to a different bunch of service people. Hopefully one of them will be kind enough to make an exception.

Back to topic:
I suggest, stay put for a week or so (ie 25th Jan) because GTX560 1GB and HD6950 1GB version will come out imminently. GTX560 will sell at around US$250 (and definitely under US$300) and I expect HD6950 1GB to be similarly priced.

Options are wider price-wise and performance-wise by then time.
hehe i called 3 times 3 different times over 2 days. i've given up.
hhhmm i dunno if i want to wait a week with no card man.
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post #16 of 49
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hehe i called 3 times 3 different times over 2 days. i've given up.
hhhmm i dunno if i want to wait a week with no card man.
I wouldn't wait, haha 800x600 is brutal
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post #17 of 49
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@everyone
for what reasons are people listing 470 as a choice?
i know its a performing card but when i look at the fermi power consumption and heat it makes me scratch my head.
I love all of the nvidia cards that I've ever had, the 470 gives you really good price/performance and if you buy evga then you get stepup so if you get enough money within 90 days then you could upgrade to a 570 or a 580


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post #18 of 49
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@everyone
for what reasons are people listing 470 as a choice?
i know its a performing card but when i look at the fermi power consumption and heat it makes me scratch my head.
I agree. My two 6850s @ stock clocks beat a 5970 and STILL consume less power than a GTX 470.

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@rega
yeah that 6950 route is attractive.
but why asus? wouldn't xfx be a better route since the warranty is lifetime and their warranty even covers overclocking?
XFX warrenties aren't bad don't get me wrong but, speaking from experiance, ASUS cards just have much more build quality and even if you sell it to someone they will be covered as well, giving your card better resale value.
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post #19 of 49
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i'm posting prices local to me in the first post to better help you guys see the pricing situation i am in. remember i plan to buy tomorrow. that evga step up plan program sounds attractive i totally forgot about that program.
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post #20 of 49
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alright this is what it comes down to guys.

what do you think??
mind you i picked evga and xfx specifically for the reasons of lifetime warranty(don't want to go through this again.) and evga step up should the gtx 560 drop anytime.

gtx 460 1gb:
EVGA - 209.00 - 01G-P3-1370-TR
http://infonec.com/site/main.php?mod...tail&id=453108

EVGA - 219.97 - 01G-P3-1371-AR
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...321&CatId=3669

gtx 470 1280mb:
EVGA - 259.97 - 012-P3-1470-AR
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...095&CatId=3669

6850 1gb:
XFX - 192.00 - HD-685X-ZNFC
http://www.cendirect.com/main_en/tec...0Y~OGD&rSrc=sb

XFX - 209.99 - HD-685X-ZNBC
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?s...X&promoid=1277

6870 1gb:
XFX - 219.99 - HD-687A-ZNFC
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?s...X&promoid=1277

6950 2gb:
XFX - 289.97 - HD-695A-CNFC
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...952&CatId=3669
Edited by infamouskid - 1/14/11 at 11:46pm
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