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Old 08-31-2009, 07:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a card picked out thats $210 and seems to be the best card. I wanna know if i should get it or another card (try not to go over 300) or an sli setup thats better

heres the card i have picked out currently Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GV-R489OC-1GD Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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ok, SLI is for nvidia cards only. Cross Fire is for ATI cards only.

for under $300 your best bet is either find a GTX 285 or just go with a GTX 275 or a HD 4890, both the 4890 and GTX 275 both perform about the same but the GTX 285 is faster than both.
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Old 08-31-2009, 07:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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oops ya i meant crossfire
285s are way more than i want to spend on a g-card...
i think im best with just going with the one i have picked out
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ok, that's fine. all three mentioned will max out all games out today anyways, but go with a XFX.

Newegg.com - XFX HD-489A-ZDEC Radeon HD 4890 Xtreme 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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What is the make and wattage of your power supply?
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its gonna be

Newegg.com - OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI 700W ATX12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies
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that'll be fine.
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I just picked up a new card from best buy about a month ago. Its a BFG - NVIDIA GeForce 260 GTX OC MAXCORE 55 896MB GDDR3 PCI Express Graphics Card.... I got it on sale for $160... one the web site its listed for $199. I love this card... handles everything I give it... only prob. it has is the size!! I had to move 2 hard drives out of the way to get it fit...
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