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Old 09-08-2008, 01:28 PM   #11 (permalink)
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These cards were like 130-140 AR a few weeks ago so maybe the next newsletter might have a coupon and some more rebates.
how often do the newsletters get emailed out?
i always forget to look at them and have missed some sick deals because of it.
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Old 09-08-2008, 01:29 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I think they come out like once a week.

Keep an eye on slickdeals.net, this is where i find most of these deals. The HD4870 Powercolor was only $230 after rebate/coupon code, and then you also have Cashback from live.com

The Sapphire 4850 w/ aftermarket cooler is $150 AR
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if you wan to do crossfire in the future then grab a 4870. with 4850s it really isn't worth it IMO.
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why not? im not being sarcastic (for once lol), but i am just curious as to your opinion.
the 4870s are a little out of the price range of what i can get away with spending (from my wifey, the ever-watchful bookeeper hah).
4850's are pretty dominating (bang for buck wise) in crossfire, aren't they?
plus, i dont know if my 550vx can push 2 4870's. im sure it could do 2 4850's, tho.
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yeah the 4870s would be pushing your psu.. Watch for the 1-day deals, some of those tend to be awesome.
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Well my thoughts are the 4870 in crossfire starts to scale better at the higher resolutions, like 1920x1200. I don't know how high your monitor goes. But if you like high resolutions the benchmarks i looked at comparing the 4850 and 4870 both in single and crossfire showed that the 4870 crossfire begins to pull farther away the higher the resolution.
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1920 x 1200 max on mine, and thats what i run all the time. you have benchmark links, lol im lazy...if you have them bookmarked that'd be great.
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Old 09-08-2008, 08:10 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Newegg also has the Powercolor HD 4870 512MB PCI-Express Video Card for $275 - $30 Rebate - $20 Code EMCAKAKAF = $225 with free shipping.

Starts midnight tonight ^^

credit to slickdeals, use cashback a few more bucks back.
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wow that's pretty sick.. makes me want to spend money i don' t have on it, LoL
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if you sell your gts.... let me know, i'm interested
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