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Old 05-06-2006, 04:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys. Just wondering which graphics card I should get (I'll be getting a 550W PSU so power isn't an issue).

A Sapphire radeon X1600 PRO

http://search.ncix.com/displayproduc...cture=SAPPHIRE

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An EVGA 7600 GT

http://search.ncix.com/displayproduc...nufacture=eVGA

I want to be able to play the newest games (battlefield 2, Half-life 2). Will either of these cards deliver the performance?

The reason I don't really want a card like a 7900 GT or an X1900XTX is because of Vista and DX10 coming out, and then having to fork over more $$$ for a card that supports DX10.

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7600GT
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I assume it's a no-contest win over the x1600 PRO?
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Lets compare the specs

7600GT

580
1500
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128 bit
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X1600 pro

500
780
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You tell me who wins...
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I have to 4th the vote for the 7600GT. That should hold you off untill DX10 comes out.
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How much do you guys think a decent DX10 card will cost?
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in canada, im guessing a GT woould start out at $450, probably less, prices keep going down. where in Ontario? i live in toronto.
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Ottawa.

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get a used 7800gt


works just as well
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Where would I go about getting a used card?
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