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Old May 12, 2009, 09:02 PM
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Alright I'm a gamer and now a new folding addict as well (grr)

Anyway curious what I should do here

I have 2 x BFG 8800 GT OC2's in my Q6600, P5N-D, 4GB 8500 RAM (OCZ)

I have 1 x BFG 8800 GT OC in my 9950, M3N-HT Deluxe, 4GB 8500 RAM (OCZ)

I have 1 x BFG 8800 GT OC in my 9850, M2N32-SLI Deluxe, 4GB 6400 RAM (OCZ)

I also have a 4870 1GB just laying around I want to trade it for something NVIDIA for folding without losing a ton (I spent $300 on it), I have a guy offering me a 9800GTX+ but I presume thats not really worth it.

Just curious what options I should try and looking for imput I'm willing to trade, and sell! What should I be looking to get that wont break the bank!

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Old May 12, 2009, 09:04 PM
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I find a vanilla gtx 260 192sp seems to be right on par with the 4870. id shoot for one of those myself.
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Old May 12, 2009, 09:06 PM
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9800GTX+ cards are great folders, just an FYI, but id ask for cash ontop of that deal as the 4870s are worth closer to the price of a non sp 216 GTX 260.

For folding the GTS 250s are great cards, their cheap to, you can sometimes pick them up as low as $130. Gaming wise Im pretty sure a single GTX 260 sp 216 would out perform the dual 8800gt's and 2 of them make for a monster system. EVGA GTX 260s are going for around the $200 mark right now. Really it depends on what resolutions your playing at and what games you play.
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Old May 12, 2009, 09:15 PM
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time to sell the 4870 1gb

Brand new 4870's 1gb are $209
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