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ATI now or FERMI later?

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a b 4 Gaming
March 18, 2010 12:18:10 AM

Hey guys, I'm looking to build a new gaming machine ($4000+) But I'm not sure whether to get the best ATI card available now, or wait for the Nvidia 480 series in a couple weeks. Any suggestions?

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March 18, 2010 12:25:12 AM

How long are you looking to wait is the question. Its up to you though, $4000 is a big budget so you are looking at top end kit there and Fermi will be worth waiting for to see what card goes into your system, ATI or Fermi..
a c 130 U Graphics card
March 18, 2010 12:47:20 AM

2x HD5970 ARES edition overclocked.
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March 18, 2010 1:35:51 AM

shadow187 said:
2x HD5970 ARES edition overclocked.

Well then he might want to invest in some waterblocks for those too...... $2000 of that machine would just be the cards, then another $800 for the Intel Core i7...... $500 for a decent PSU to run it all... actually... *** that is quite doable... interesting...
a b U Graphics card
March 18, 2010 1:38:35 AM

That would be hard to beat. However, with that type of budget (and assuming you are in no huge rush) I'd suggest waiting and seeing what NVidia has to offer.
a b U Graphics card
March 18, 2010 1:40:22 AM

It's only 2 weeks, might as well wait.

2 months, no way, but if you're not shy about spending your money, might as well spend it on the best option, and that should become clear by the end of the month.