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Newegg Deal!!!!... eVGA 260 GTX Card

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October 7, 2009 6:14:41 AM

I am going to be building an i5 system in the near future.

Newegg has this great inexpensive deal out right now.

Do you think I should buy this.. or wait for it to come down in price..

Or is there anything else out there that will give me "more bang for my buck"?

Any comments or suggestions would be appreciated

Thanks
-Psyco_Kitty

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
October 7, 2009 7:47:52 AM

I own a 4870 card that is almost equal in performance with the 260. I want to upgrade to a 5850 to get more performace (better than the GTX 285) and better power saving features. For now I wouldnt recommend buying anything from the 2xx or 48xx generations only if you already own one and want to make a SLI or Xfire setup. Maybe my solution is not the best, but my opinion is that newer card generations are more future prof than the old ones.
October 7, 2009 7:57:54 AM

^ +1. Prices should drop really soon, perhaps within the next few months. GTX 260's will drop to low-mid 100s, and possibly down to $100 flat. Even right now, some are being sold brand new on ebay for around $140-$160. Wait it out, you'll be a lot happier.
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October 8, 2009 5:56:11 AM

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I cant believe a GTX260 still goes for $170 AFTER REBATE while 4870 1gb are going for $125 after rebate. Thats insane, what is Nvidia smoking over there?

EDIT: found some GTX260 for $150 after rebate, still too high considering the 4870 1GB is a better card.


Why does that shock you? :heink: 
Nvidia will ALWAYS have the more expensive card, regardless of the competitions price or performance.
October 8, 2009 6:17:33 AM

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I cant believe a GTX260 still goes for $170 AFTER REBATE while 4870 1gb are going for $125 after rebate. Thats insane, what is Nvidia smoking over there?

EDIT: found some GTX260 for $150 after rebate, still too high considering the 4870 1GB is a better card.

Which is cheaper to manufacture?
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