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So it's $519 for the cheapest iPad2 model (16GB / CAD) or I could get really nice video card for the same price...

I already own an iPhone 3GS and I love iBooks on it, so I would probably use an iPad2 as a PDF viewer for the most part.. but it seems rather expensive for just a book viewer..

At the same time I may also need to upgrade my
A) power supply
B) monitors to 1920x1080
if I go with a GTX580.. And that may run my bill up to the $800+ range..

Which one would you recommend?
Edited by revlimiter - 4/8/11 at 11:31am
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Originally Posted by revlimiter View Post
So it's $519 for the cheapest model (16GB / CAD) or I could get really nice video card for the same price...

I already own an iPhone 3GS and I love iBooks on it, so I would probably use an iPad2 as a PDF viewer for the most part.. but it seems rather expensive for just a magazine viewer..

At the same time I may also need to upgrade my
A) power supply
B) monitors to 1920x1080
if I go with a GTX580.. And that may run my bill up to the $800+ range..

Which one would you recommend?
Basically you have $519 to blow and you want to know what to blow it on?

If you game, I say get the GTX580.
    
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Originally Posted by revlimiter View Post
So it's $519 for the cheapest iPad2 model (16GB / CAD) or I could get really nice video card for the same price...

I already own an iPhone 3GS and I love iBooks on it, so I would probably use an iPad2 as a PDF viewer for the most part.. but it seems rather expensive for just a book viewer..

At the same time I may also need to upgrade my
A) power supply
B) monitors to 1920x1080
if I go with a GTX580.. And that may run my bill up to the $800+ range..

Which one would you recommend?
"GTX580 / PSU / Monitor" plan is much more practical imo.
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iPad 3 will come out a few months after you buy it XD LOL and then be OBSOLETE
Go with the GPU, it will last longer.
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wait time for an Ipad2 is 2-3weeks. I could never wait that long

Go with the 580
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I say, the 580
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lol buy an itouch off craigslist and buy a 580

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580 or g t f o
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As much as i love my iPad 2, I'd say go for the monitor upgrade, because you a really only viewing PDFs.
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Or something else... Mabye a 560? Then use that money on your monitor etc which will keep it under your budget.
 
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