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January 30, 2009 1:31:40 AM

XFX Radeon HD 4870 XXX 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Low Profile Video Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
for $274.99

or

EVGA GeForce GTX 280 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... for $304.99

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January 30, 2009 5:27:44 AM

help? or should i drop down to a 896mb?
January 30, 2009 6:57:18 AM

could you post the rest of you're components? so we can make sure it will fit, make sure that you're pc will keep up with these cards.
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January 30, 2009 7:03:30 AM

GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor Model BX80562Q6600 - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

i will upgrade to another 4gb's of RAM if needed..
January 30, 2009 7:03:54 AM

i will be buying these in the next couple month if not sooner..
January 30, 2009 7:25:22 AM

If thats the price difference between the 280 and the 4870 1gig go get the nvidia card. Its worth it .
January 30, 2009 7:42:12 AM

Yea, but the kicker is the Double Lifetime Warranty for the XFX...
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January 30, 2009 12:44:27 PM

you using a 64-bit OS, or 32-bit?
January 30, 2009 3:03:34 PM

umm, its Windows XP Pro SP3
January 30, 2009 3:13:07 PM

the kicker is evga has great warranties too, and you wont get f'ed with nvidias drivers grab the 280. i installed it on 2 systems so far both people are extremly pleased.
January 30, 2009 3:15:31 PM

I've been told that the ATI drivers are a waste too.. so wtf? and also EVGA does that upgrade and replace card thing too.. i have a Nvidia Card right now and its doing fine.. with the most recent drivers..

but its a 7950...
January 30, 2009 3:20:02 PM

ive got a 280 in my system atm and i love it.
January 31, 2009 3:37:06 AM

do you have the 1gb or the 896gb? and does the two make any differance? i really want to save some cash.. but want the best and most affordable one.. Crysis, GTAIV, Fallout3, every game that has crazy graphics..

thanks again..
January 31, 2009 7:38:53 AM

Deft said:
umm, its Windows XP Pro SP3


go to a max of 3GB with xp then. it doesnt support more then that. for the rest i would definetly go for the GTX280 you're pc can handle it :) 
January 31, 2009 7:55:51 AM

checkout said:
go to a max of 3GB with xp then. it doesnt support more then that. for the rest i would definetly go for the GTX280 you're pc can handle it :) 


You talking about 3gb's of memory??? or what? i dont understand and sorry
February 2, 2009 3:02:34 AM

Did some research i will get a 64bit xp OS..
February 7, 2009 3:25:42 PM

Im looking to getting the 280 1gb from Nvidia! for sure now!
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February 7, 2009 4:03:43 PM

The 64bit XP is a bit glitchy from what I've read.
February 8, 2009 3:07:15 AM

Well wtf what OS should i get then???
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