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Old 08-30-2007, 09:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have 200$ I know I just upgrading but I'm upgrading again.... Whats the best card for the money I can get.... Mainly playing BioShock,, Fear,, CS,, BF2142,, FarCry,, and the soon to come Crysis...

Input would be great, searching Tiger-Direct.
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Old 08-30-2007, 09:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Since the cheap X1950XT is out of stock, I recommend this
Newegg.com - MSI NX8600GTS-T2D256E-OC GeForce 8600GTS 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

All the game you mentioned will run on high setting (but not Max) on 8600GTS. Maybe Crysis will run medium but no one knows yet because this game is not out


If you can stretch your budget to $250 then get this
XFX GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB PCIe SLI Video Card with a FREE Lost Planet: Extreme Condition PC Game at TigerDirect.com

It is way much faster than 8600GTS and you will get a free game with it
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Hmmmm, what about the 2900? No?
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or would it be best to buy another one of what i already have and run sli??
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or would it be best to buy another one of what i already have and run sli??
Just say no to SLI.

If you can afford the 2900xt then yeah it's a good choice for upcoming games.
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lol say no to sli...
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lol say no to sli...
If you want to play future games comfortably your best bet is to get a 2900XT or 8800GTS 640mb and sell off your 8600GT to recoup some cash.
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Hmmmm, what about the 2900? No?
HD2900 is around $380-$400

You said that your budget is around $200

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or would it be best to buy another one of what i already have and run sli??
I think one 8800GTS 320MB is more than enough. It can play %99.9 of the games on high settings.

And for your information 8800GTS 320MB outperforms two 8600GTS
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HD2900 is around $380-$400

You said that your budget is around $200



I think one 8800GTS 320MB is more than enough. It can play %99.9 of the games on high settings.

And for your information 8800GTS 320MB outperforms two 8600GTS
If he wants to play Crysis and other DX10 games the 320mb will suffice but the 640mb will certainly come in handy.
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definetly not enough cash for the 2900xt.... lol im loooking to spend 250$ and under.
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