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Old 10-09-2007, 06:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi. I am building a gaming system and I am wondering which card is the best for me. I want to run new games at a resolution of 1680x1050 at max or near-max settings with decent frames. I am trying to decide between the following cards:

8800GTS 320MB
8800GTS 640MB
ATI HD 2900 XT 512MB
8800 GTX

I am leaning towards an Nvidia card but am open to suggestions. Would it be worthwhile to get the GTX?
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Old 10-09-2007, 06:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The GTX is the only one that will max new games with that resolution
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GTX all the way.
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well of course the 8800GTX is going to be the best, but you got a wide budget there, from high 200's to mid 500's.

if you can spring for the GTX get it, otherwise the 2900PRO is your best bet if you can find it.
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get the 2900pro, flash it to an XT, then OC the crap out of it
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If youre going GTX why just not go with an ULTRA. About 50 bucks more
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yea nowadays the ultra's worth it, but then again SLI 2900pro is same price
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the ultras like 120 more than the cheapest GTX...and performance increase is minimal... thats definitely not worth it. and SLI 2900s are gonna cost 750+. im looking for around the 400-500 price range.
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for a little over 500 you can do crossfire with 2 2900PROs
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do Crossfire 2900PROs beat out a 8800GTX? AND if they do...is it by a wide margin? Won't that limit upgradibility in the future? (for instance, instead of buying an extra GTX ill hav to scratch both 2900s and get a new card)

Also, (completely off topic) I am wondering how ASUS mobos are and what is a good one i could get (from ASUS)?
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