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[WTB] 2x 4870 or 4870x2 $200

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Ok here's a new dilemma. I found a 9800GX2 with an EK waterblock all together for $170. That seems like a pretty killer deal. And the fact that nvidia folds MUCH better.

I have had a horrible experience with the GX2, but I hear alot of people had better luck with it. By all means go for it if it's what you want. I'd rather have a 4890 or 260 for that price

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I was hoping for dual GPU's for $200, or a single for <$110. $215 for a single 4890 xD.

better??($175)

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Well, I was able to sell some stuff so now I have a total of $250. Some guy on another forum is selling the 4870x2 for $240, and I'm considering it.

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Well, I was able to sell some stuff so now I have a total of $250. Some guy on another forum is selling the 4870x2 for $240, and I'm considering it.

yeah ~$250 is what most 4870x2's go for now. I'd say that's a good deal

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What's a better deal? 4870x2 for $240 or 9800GX2 with an EK waterblock for $150? I have 2 screens and game @ 1680x1050, and don't intend to upgrade monitors. I may occasionally do 1920x1080 on my TV. I already have a W/C loop. I'm leaning towards the 9800GX2 since I don't think I'll need the power, and I like folding. How are the drivers for the GX2 now? Are there still severe micro-stutter issues?

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What's a better deal? 4870x2 for $240 or 9800GX2 with an EK waterblock for $150? I have 2 screens and game @ 1680x1050, and don't intend to upgrade monitors. I may occasionally do 1920x1080 on my TV. I already have a W/C loop. I'm leaning towards the 9800GX2 since I don't think I'll need the power, and I like folding. How are the drivers for the GX2 now? Are there still severe micro-stutter issues?

the 4870x2 is much stronger than the 9800GX2, especially with AA and higher resolutions.

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the 4870x2 is much stronger than the 9800GX2, especially with AA and higher resolutions.

Get a 4890, performs the same as a 4870X2, is 20x less power hungry, and it's new... Forget the 9800GX2, and forget dual GPUs! Always get the best single GPU card you can get, 'nuf said!

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Get a 4890, performs the same as a 4870X2, is 20x less power hungry, and it's new... Forget the 9800GX2, and forget dual GPUs! Always get the best single GPU card you can get, 'nuf said!

if the game doesn't like crossfire, but I bought a 4890 thinking it would be better, and even with the 4890 overclocked my 4870x2 ate it alive.

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Looks like I'm getting the 4870x2 :P Anyway, thanks for the suggestions! Item arrived at Newegg today, I'm expecting refund sometime next week.

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Looks like I'm getting the 4870x2 :P Anyway, thanks for the suggestions! Item arrived at Newegg today, I'm expecting refund sometime next week.

I expect a full report of how much you love it once you get it :thumbs-up:

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