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Old 03-25-2008, 10:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm waiting on payment for my Ultra. I needed the money to pay down some debt on a few credit cards. I'm trying to decide which card to get right now.

I'm between these 3:

HD3870
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8800GTS

the GTS is a little more than I wanna spend. I want to keep it under $200.

What do you guys think would be the best card for the buck? I can also CrossFire another 3870 in the future. And with a price cut, it's looking like that's what i'll get.
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id say the 3870
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Wait for the 3870s to drop around the $160 level.

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You said that already...lol
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Cheap 8800 gt
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I'd like to find a GTS for under $200, doubt that will happen. I might just spend the extra money on it, since it performs nearly/better than what my Ultra does.
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8800GTS 512 > 8800GT > HD3870

I also recommend 9600GT, it performs as good as HD3870 and cheaper
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HD3870, its going to get some good price drops and be even more competitve with the 9600gt that it was before
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3870...overclocks like a beast as well....also if you play CoD4 for some reason I have found nvidia cards to not like the smoke effects very much...my 8800GTS 512mb had a much higher framerate average of course, but would slow down quite a bit when there was a lot of smoke on the screen and that got on my nerves a bit. My 3850 doesn't do it nearly as much....hopefully even less when I get my 2nd card for crossfire.
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Default Re: Looking for a new GPU

I just sold the Ultra.

Soooo. Now I need to find the best/fastest card for the cheapest.

Looks like I might go with a GTS. Since its just as fast as what I had. But i'm undecided thus far still.
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