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  1. EarthDog

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    Id still grab a 7950 now... it will be worth more than something lower when you sell it for the new Xxxx series cards.
     
  2. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    I wont be selling it. Plan is to toss whatever card/cards I get now into the HTPC when all is said and done.
     
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    super htpc with one of those in it! LOL!
     
  4. james888

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    You might even be able to get a 7950 crossfire for relatively cheap after nex gen launches. I remember reading something about a 7950 being the most performance for the dollar at 1440p. I am looking for that now. If you plan on sticking this gpu into and htpc and getting nex gen cards maybe get a 7850 or something. Just a suggestion.
     
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  5. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    I like being able to play games on my TV as well. It's nice when people come over for drunken video games.
     
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    OMG... I know right?! Its been a minute for me (36 + two kids) but man do I miss me any version of drunken and stoned Mario Kart... the good old days.. :p
     
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    Super Nintendo version is the best! I like the Wii's Smash Brothers. But you don't need a 7870 for any of these lol.
     
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    but why not play them on an emulator at 7000fps? lol
     
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    LOL reminds me of my last deployment! We stole a 46in plasma from our TOC and mounted it in a community area inside our building. We had a P4 laptop that a soldier donated cause the screen was busted and I installed ally types of emulators and games! We had a blast on mario kart SNES!!!
     
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    because the console just works better. Turn it on and play. Controllers are better. You'd have to buy controllers for emulators. I just like simple things that work instantly and every time.
     
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    They make usb adaptors that you can use a OEM console controller on. I use a PSX/N64 USB adaptor for emulators and some PC games! It always feels good to use the real thing instead of a crappy usb clone controller.
     
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    That's news to me, does that work with the wireless controllers?
    And is there any input lag?
     
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    I have an xbox controller and it just needs a special driver. The wireless controllers of course will have some lag.
     
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