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Old 12-12-2008, 11:26 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Where'd you get that code?
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Old 12-12-2008, 11:27 AM   #12 (permalink)
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It's an email promotion, you have to sign up to be on newegg's mailing list to recieve it. Anyone can do it.
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Old 12-12-2008, 11:54 AM   #13 (permalink)
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No one recommended crossfire kid.

CoolIce, a 4850 is probably your best bet looking at your hardware. Why do you have a CD-ROM listed in your sig but no CPU?? Also, ignore Rave Tech's answers. WRONG!! I am pretty sure he is clueless about hardware.

BTW, I am pretty sure RaveTech thinks it is "cool" to SLI. What he fails to comprehend after being told many times is that the cards don't scale 100% and therefore performance per price is lower than the 4850 or GTX 260 Core 216. There is really no reason to buy a 9600GSO unless you are building a budget rig, and I can't really see any reason to buy a 9800GT at $149. The 8800GT/9800GT was a great card.....I used to own one. But that was a year ago.
HAHA ya CoolIce you have some random things in your sig.

Don't listen to rave_tech, 9600 GSO is not what you should be looking at. I would go with what gt7sanremo offered. Even though its not a core 216, it will still serve you very well, especially at that price.
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It's an email promotion, you have to sign up to be on newegg's mailing list to recieve it. Anyone can do it.
So I just sign up and get different codes whenever they have an offer?
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Old 12-12-2008, 05:26 PM   #15 (permalink)
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the guy has a 680i board and you are recommended crossfire? are you serious?

lol


hey bro i just built a 680i SLI board.....here is benched results for you to use while you choose:

680i SLI board:

2x9600 GSO's -

crysis all high no AA 1280 x 1024 = 32 FPS
3dmark06 = hdr - 6280, sm2.0 - 6127

2x8800GT's -

crysis all high no AA 1280 x 1024 = 48 FPS
3dmark06 = hdr - 8200, sm2.0 - 8127

the processor i used was a conroe E6700 2.66 ghz, overclocked to 3.52 ghz...

there you have it!

9600 gso = $77.99 brand new from newegg 768 mb ram
8800 gt - discontinued
9800 gt - same as 8800 gt, $149.99 new from newegg 512 mb ddr3



do you know that an SLI board is setup for nVidia? running an ATI on it would be ridiculous...
Nobody mentioned CF..

Running an AMD card on a nVIdia card IS possible, and many of the members hate CF/SLI and don't recommend it anyways (unless you run at 2560 res)

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So I just sign up and get different codes whenever they have an offer?
Ya they email you every week, and you score some nice stuff cheaply.. (I don't use them but usually post my newsletter in the Hot Deals Section)

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Can anyone recommend a great video between $100-200?I have a 680i SLI ready motherboard.
What is your Monitor's resolution.. you could save some money depending on how low it is..

But HD 4850, HD 4870 (for $200 now), GTX 260 Core 216 if you find it for under $200 (AMD Dropped their HD 4870's price, so that may drop to [its the 4870's direct competitor])
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$200 now? I couldn't find any on newegg less than $220 after MIR.
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X-bit labs - AMD Reduces Pricing of ATI Radeon HD 4870 to $199.

Idk if its dropped yet
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Ah, the 512. I saw one of those for $180 after MIR. So is the 512 or 1GB version the equivalent of the core 216? I hope this causes a price drop for those.
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Whats wrong with my sig? Thanks for noticing my sig I did forget to put my CPU.

I have a Intel Core 2 Duo 3GHz, 6MB L2 cache, 1333Mhz Fsb, 45nm
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You have an e8400...

Can you tell me what res your monitor runs at (native res?)

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