Which Graphics Card?

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=N82E16814150339
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=N82E16814130365 for $304.99
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  1. help? or should i drop down to a 896mb?
  2. 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.
  3. GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128359

    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=N82E16817139006

    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor Model BX80562Q6600 - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115017

    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=N82E16820231166

    i will upgrade to another 4gb's of RAM if needed..
  4. i will be buying these in the next couple month if not sooner..
  5. If thats the price difference between the 280 and the 4870 1gig go get the nvidia card. Its worth it .
  6. Yea, but the kicker is the Double Lifetime Warranty for the XFX...
  7. you using a 64-bit OS, or 32-bit?
  8. umm, its Windows XP Pro SP3
  9. 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.
  10. 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...
  11. ive got a 280 in my system atm and i love it.
  12. 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..
  13. 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 :)
  14. 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
  15. Did some research i will get a 64bit xp OS..
  16. Im looking to getting the 280 1gb from Nvidia! for sure now!
  17. The 64bit XP is a bit glitchy from what I've read.
  18. Well wtf what OS should i get then???
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