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Old 03-15-2008, 03:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Looking to buy a new video card. Not sure what is on the horizon to be released so figured I'd make a post. I have a large LCD panel and do a lot of gaming, is the 8800GTX my best bet? I want to stick with Nvidia. But before I make any decesions I want to be sure a new one isn't around the corner or already released, I haven't been keeping out. Also I'm running an Antec 650 watt Truepower Trio, it has 3 12v rails. So hopefully whatever I get will run on it, I hate to spend more on another PSU.

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Old 03-15-2008, 04:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
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First off your PSU should be fine. The newest card out is the 9600GT and they are supposed to release the 9800GX2 at the end of the month.
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Old 03-15-2008, 04:27 AM   #3 (permalink)
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The 9800GX2 is going to run you about $650 on release. Better off to not get the "top of the line" card because it will just be outdated within a couple of months anyway. What resolution do you game at? The 8800GTS should be fine unless you are gaming at huge resolutions and trying to play Crysis.
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I'd agree with the 8800GTS. Very high performance and the price is decent, still around $299 or so I think. That way you're not over-investing in your card and you'll get great performance until the next gen (or the generation after that even) becomes affordable.
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Newegg has the BFG 8800GTS 512MB for $229 after the mail in rebate....BFG has a no hassel lifetime warranty also.....great deal, if you ask me.
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you can get an XFX 8800gt for $180
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I say go for the GTS if you have the money for the GTX. it performs just as well, and unless you need crysis at the highest everythign at 1900x1200.. in which case you can suffer, because nothing can do that
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A few days ago TigerDirect had a XFX Geforce 8800GTS for $170. Watch slickdeals.net to find some really cheap Video Cards.

Newegg has a MSI 8800GTS for $215 after $30 MIR...
Newegg.com - MSI NX8800GTS-T2D512E GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
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A few days ago TigerDirect had a XFX Geforce 8800GTS for $170. Watch slickdeals.net to find some really cheap Video Cards.

Newegg has a MSI 8800GTS for $215 after $30 MIR...
Newegg.com - MSI NX8800GTS-T2D512E GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
Buy it!!!!
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if you can get the g92 8800gts for that price then go for it.
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