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Old 09-24-2008, 10:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Mmkay so m 8600GT isn't really doing me very well right now and I am looking for a new GPU which will tidy me over for the next year however I am trying to spend as little as possible, I have no preferences over nvidia or Ati. I have been looking at:

PNY GeForce 8800 GT 256MB GDDR3 HDTV/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail

Any other recommendations from that site for under £65 ?
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Since that is the 8800gt 256, a 9600gt 512 would be better and it's cheaper.

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If you want an 8800 series, the XFX 8800GS is $85 or 50GPD in your case.

Newegg.com - XFX PVT88SFDD4 GeForce 8800GS XXX 384MB 192-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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Thanks for the replies, how much better is the 9600GT over the 8600GT?

And will I be bottle necking with a 3800x2?
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He needs the card from the site he listed in the first post.

You shouldn't see much bottle necking, you'll barely notice it.
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Do these cards require any additional power?
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yeah I know about thhe you list but I'm looking for the best card for the money, 3870 looks good...
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