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Old 02-20-2009, 12:35 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Thanks a bunch for the input guys. I'm hunting for the 4870 as we speak. I'm pretty much changing my whole setup right now realizing my first post is a disaster lol. Glad I posted here.
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Also this ram is cheaper and pretty good (1600mhz 8,8,8,21)
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
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That is an amazing deal!
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I'm pretty much torn apart between the core 216 and the 4870. Based on the price, it looks like the 4870 pulls ahead, but the core 216 does perform better in some games that I'm interested in.
Actually GTX 260 55nm that I posted was cheaper, it cost $199.99 after MIR

Newegg.com - EVGA 896-P3-1255-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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4850 x2 is the best deal yet though, I'd definitely go with that.
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An HD 4870 1GB can max most games.. except Crapsis

Newegg.com - HIS Hightech H487FN1GP Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
Newegg.com - MSI R4870-T2D1G Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

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4850 x2 is the best deal yet though, I'd definitely go with that.
Ya.. that price is a steal!! Beats the GTX 280 in fact too...
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It will destroy a GTX 280 for sure....
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Wow destroy eh?

I'm not much of an advocate for dual-GPU cards, but that card looks pretty sweet though, even if CF doesn't work I get HD 4850 performance, which is still pretty acceptable

EDIT: Wow the HD 4850X2 is cheaper than two HD 4850's
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