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Old 09-10-2008, 12:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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well im a litle lost on what i want to do. im getting my last pay from working this summer and its a 444$ paycheck, now futureshop actually has decent prices lately and im debatin with myself if i should upgrade gpu or not, is there many gpu's out there i will notice a diference with? or is there another point in my pc i should invest money in, im trying to make this thing last as long as it can. i could do water cooling to.
im also a litle bumed my xfx 8800gts g92 has shot up to over 350$, which is retarded.

ive got these prices.
Future Shop: Computer Add-Ons: Sound & Video: EVGA GeForce GTX 260 Superclocked+ Video Card get one of these wicked price for a 260.

or sli these.Future Shop: Computer Add-Ons: Sound & Video: EVGA GeForce 9800GTX+ 512MB PCI-E Video Card 9800gtx+

to ge ta second 8800gts it would cost me as mych to sli two 9800gtx+ NCIX.com - Buy XFX GeForce 8800GTS XXX 678MHZ 512MB 1.972GHZ DDR3 PCI-E Dual DVI-I HDCP HDTV Out Retail Video Card - PVT88GYDD4 In Canada.
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I'd personally get the ATI 4870
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at 399.99 dont think so ati products are still over priced at fs and id liek to stay away from asking to use my dads credit card as he doesnt liek me spending cash on my pc.
Future Shop: Computer Add-Ons: Sound & Video: ATI Radeon HD4870 512MB PCI-E Video Card
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Newegg.com - VisionTek 900244 Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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i said i have to avoid going online. so my dad wont get mad at me for spending money on my comp.
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were you thinking of SLIing another card? if so, buy a cheaper one and overclock it.
EDIT* those prices are ludicrous.
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out of those three i'de definantley go with a GTX 260 if not then a 9800gtx+. i hate it when my parents get like that where they wont let my spend time on my computer or if i want to spend all of my money on pc parts. i think they get mad cause i know more about computers then they do.
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i was gonna sli my 8800gts but the price jumped up liek crazy i think il just go with the gtx260 decent price, and the 9800gtx+ sli is a litle over spending.
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since your card is going for so much now, sell it and get the 9800gtx sli.
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So don't use your dad's credit card? Go to a bank, buy a prepaid visa card, and buy it from newegg, 400$ oh my lanta that is expensive for the 4870...Or even make a paypal account?
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