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Old 05-03-2007, 10:51 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Ah, i play at 1280x1024, max I can do on this 19" monitor.
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dude for the record, step up sucks.
you pay 1/3 more for a card you can get from newegg...you wait for 3-4 weeks for it. sell your card on ebay and then buy another. dont use step up, it sounds good on paper, but really it is wack.
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Old 05-04-2007, 01:14 PM   #14 (permalink)
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That is good to know (about the step-up program), although the main reason I would go EVGA if I buy a nVidia card is for thier high standing warranty service. The more I think and read about it though, I am finding it harder and harder to justify the purchase of any of the current (for forthcoming from ATI) DX10 cards. It just seems a lot more practical to get a better DX9 GPU for the time being.
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Just get a 7900GS for now, which is still a good card for gaming. And when you're ready to go DX10, sell the 7900GS, and get a DX10 card.
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^^word^^
you can overclock the evga 7900 really well. though it is such an impressive card, usually it is not neccessary to do so...you cna still run most games at high.
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Does it overclock well stock, or should I look into an aftermarket cooler?
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Old 05-04-2007, 02:27 PM   #18 (permalink)
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STALKER and oblivion run better on G80 better than any 7 series or X1xxx series





8600GTS performs even better than 7950GT in oblivion


You can get 8600GTS for $179
Newegg.com - MSI NX8600GTS-T2D256E-OC GeForce 8600GTS 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Over Clock Edition HDCP Video Card - Retail

You can get 8800GTS 320MB for $259 after rebate
Newegg.com - EVGA 320-P2-N811-AR GeForce 8800GTS 320MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail
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Yea, I would go for the 8600GTS. It's not that much more than a 7900GS.
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I am going to wait and see what Crysis is gonna like before buying my DX10 card.

So far my X1900XTX has been awsome in everything...I would have to recommend an ATI X1900XT 512 or X1950 256MB....you can find good deals on both...so far my ati drivers have been rock solid and I have dabbled in most the newer games.
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