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Old 07-26-08, 06:13 PM   #158
Ninja Prime
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Default Re: Official "I just got my GeForce GTX 280 or GTX 260" thread

Originally Posted by slaWter View Post
What about the ATI X2? It's just a few weeks away...

Anyway, enjoy your new card!
Well, I got impatient.

Also, I figured the following:

The GTX 280 is hot and loud and I needed a new PSU for it, but the 4870x2 will be hotter, probably just as loud if not louder, and will need a new PSU as well.

The GTX 280 is fast enough for anything I have now or anything I can see in the near future, and I got a BFG card so if NV comes out with a new GTX 280b or whatever, within 100 days I can trade up.

The GTX 280 was only $450 for 1 Gigabyte, the 4870x2 with 1 gig per card is going to be at least $550.

All told, I saved $100 and get to play with it 3 weeks earlier, and I have upgrade options. Plus, if the 4870x2 is awesome enough that I can't stand it, I have someone who will buy my card for 90% of the original price.
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