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Old 01-19-2009, 02:16 PM   #11 (permalink)
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hhmm, I really am more of an Nvidia guy though, is there a huge difference between 9800gtx+ and the 4870?
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Old 01-19-2009, 02:22 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Here's an idea of the performance:

Radeon HD 4870 review - ASUS


If you really want to stick with nVidia, go with this:

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

more expensive, but a good card nonetheless.
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Old 01-19-2009, 03:37 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I wouldn't call it 25%, but i'd definitely say 15%+, and expect that to get higher as you play in a high resolution or crank up the AA....

Seeing as how the 9800GTX+ is on par with the HD4850, which is about 10-15% slower then the HD4870, you get my reasoning. For the price of $200 and lower, its really hard to beat the 4870
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thanks for the advice.
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stay away from the older phenoms. the e7200 will get you higher frame rates in games. get the core 216 if you can spare the cash. the older phenoms do suck. my friend has one and he got 13900 in 3dmark06 with a 4850 and i got 15900 with my q9300 and 9800gtx.
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say what wattage would I be looking at for a 4870 or 9800gtx+ with 2 HDD and an e7300 at minimum without chopping off a lot of performance?
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Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-400CX 400W ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies that is the min i would ever run on that system, even though the e7300 is very energy efficient.

i recomed running this: Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V &#47; EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies
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500 would be fine if that's what you mean. 520hx or something of the like. Also, everyone hear has recommended the 4870 over the 9800gtx+, it isn't much more money either, whats the point of considering it still?
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I know I know... just like Nvidia, that's all
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Then if you want to stick with nvidea and can spend a bit more money go for the gtx 260 core 216...other wise go with the 4870.
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