I know what type of graphics card i need, but looking at all the choices makes me worry i will find out i could have gotten something way better for $10 more or something silly like that!
I have been looking at the nvida geforce 8600gt and the 8600gts.
Specifically, these two cards:
1. Newegg.com - XFX PVT84JUSD4 GeForce 8600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
2. Newegg.com - MSI NX8600GTS-T2D256E-OC GeForce 8600GTS 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
The XFX one looks like the best card i can get for a PC with no **** power connectors (wtf is dell's problem, seriously)
Or the MSI one, i could buy a PSU and that.
How much of a difference is there? I read the only dif between the 8600's is the clock speed. So shouldn't the only performance difference between these two be the fact that the MSI one is 20mhz faster?
Also how big of a difference is the 1600mhz mem clock vs 2100mhz.
The price difference is about $60 all said and done. (I would need a new PSU for the 8600gts)
All i know is they are both better than my integrated 6150SE with only a single vga connector. My eyes are killing me from how fuzzy it makes text on my monitor at 1440x900.