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9800 GX2 for $299? to good a deal to pass up or should i still wait?

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June 16, 2008 6:10:36 PM

9800 GX2 for $299? to good a deal to pass up or should i still wait? till the new radeons came out, this is a card i found my local papers classifieds, so it wont be there long and was wondering what your opinions where? also would my system even handle the GX2, here is a link to my specs. http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01070885&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=&product=3453995&lang=
a b U Graphics card
June 16, 2008 6:28:09 PM

wat kind of power supply is with the pc i doubt a good one. u would need a good quality psu around 600watt. and ur cpu will bottleneck it alot but overclock it so it wont be as much. And ya 300 is a reallllyyy good deal.
June 16, 2008 6:34:22 PM

No dont. It might seem like a good deal but the card is obsolete and its gonna get crushed by the 4870 get that one.
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June 16, 2008 6:54:17 PM

What is the price on the 4870 and what will the avaiablity be when there released, its hard to think that a single GPu can beat 2 GPUs but whats the price on them?
June 16, 2008 6:59:48 PM

That card at $300 dollars is worth it. I think it's worth it even if you put 100-125$ into a new PSU, just make sure it fits in your case.

BTW, I don't think the 4870 is going to beat the 9800GX2.
a b U Graphics card
June 16, 2008 7:10:55 PM

i highly doubt the 4870 will beat the 9800gx2. might come kinda close but i doubt it will beat it.
June 16, 2008 7:11:33 PM

sogangsta said:
No dont. It might seem like a good deal but the card is obsolete and its gonna get crushed by the 4870 get that one.

Really? Please link me to these great benchmarks you've got of an unreleased card!!
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Dude, the card was released just months ago and it still is beating the new GTX280 in most of the benchmarks. It's not obsolete.

San Pedro said:
That card at $300 dollars is worth it. I think it's worth it even if you put 100-125$ into a new PSU, just make sure it fits in your case.

BTW, I don't think the 4870 is going to beat the 9800GX2.


^Agreed. The 4870X2 probably will, but not the 4870.

$300 for a GX2 is a steal....I'd say go for it with a new power supply since whatever PSU came with that system is not going to be enough. Overclocking your CPU would help a lot too, although if it's an HP system then probably the BIOS is locked and the motherboard crap (for overlocking at least).
a b U Graphics card
June 16, 2008 7:21:05 PM

thank u avenger k for agreeing. =]
June 16, 2008 7:21:14 PM

Id buy it right now, if anything the 4870x2 will be better and you could just as easily resell it for 300 on ebay.
June 16, 2008 7:24:03 PM

invisik said:
thank u avenger k for agreeing. =]


:lol:  Haha no problem.
a c 143 U Graphics card
June 16, 2008 7:30:54 PM

The 4870 should also cost $300.

I don't know if it will beat the 9800GX2. I hope so, otherwise we're stuck with the 9800GX2 as the top card for a long time.
a c 143 U Graphics card
June 16, 2008 7:34:50 PM

I wonder if that 9800GX2 will fit in the HP case. The OP might need a new case too, not just a new PSU.

If the card does fit, and you need to buy a new PSU but want to keep the old case, keep in mind that a lot of the best big PSUs won't fit in those HP boxes. Try a GameXStream 700W for example, those are decent quality and smaller than most.
June 16, 2008 8:32:27 PM

Be careful buying from a non-reputable source! Lots of people get burned doing stuff like buying on eBay etc....this is as the same level!
June 21, 2008 5:56:12 PM

i have a gx2 im trying to get rid of, and i would be willing to sell it to you or anyone else for 350$. i have 100% positive feedback on ebay :)  pm me if your interested. i have had the card for about 2 and 1/2 months, not overclocked EVER!.
June 21, 2008 6:51:22 PM

solance said:
9800 GX2 for $299? to good a deal to pass up or should i still wait? till the new radeons came out, this is a card i found my local papers classifieds, so it wont be there long and was wondering what your opinions where? also would my system even handle the GX2, here is a link to my specs. http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01070885&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=&product=3453995&lang=


Yeah it does sound to good to be true, where is it they are offering you this card for that price?
June 21, 2008 7:40:41 PM

just get a 4850 right now.... you will be A-OK son
June 21, 2008 7:45:42 PM

I would wait till next week for some concrete GTX260 and hopfully 4870 reviews. I would suspect the 4870 outperform the GTX260 but not quite the 280. But hell, if thats true, for $300, I'm sold.
a c 143 U Graphics card
June 21, 2008 9:45:21 PM

The 9800GX2 is a great deal at $300, but TBH I wouldn't buy it second-hand. It may be a card that was overclocked too much and got damaged, or it was defect already and the owner just wants to get rid of it. I don't know what kind of warranty you get this way either. I don't know, it may be a great buy, I just wouldn't have the courage to buy it myself.
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