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Old 06-22-2007, 07:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have searched multiple websites and mags, and still haven't decided, which GPU! I have narrowed it down to a few. The 8800gts would be my choice but $259 is out of my budget, 260-280 INCLUDING the purchase of a GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 Mainboard (thanks for the advice). Heres my options,

-MSI NX8600gt (560/1600) ($139)
-Saphire x1950xt ($179.99 (A bit over budget))
-Saphire x1950pro ($136.99)

I slightly prefer NVidia, but not enough to risk performance. DirectX 10 gives amazing detail and surely al games will eventually be DX10 only (then DX11). I cannot afford to be shelling out on a new GPU in a years time, my budget is cr*p. Also I will be overclocking to get the best performance. So very simply, which one!
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Old 06-22-2007, 07:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i'd take the 8600gts
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I'll tell you that with the 8600GT, you won't really get a good performance with DX10 games.
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Get the EVGA 8800GTS 320MB

Newegg.com - EVGA 320-P2-N811-AR GeForce 8800GTS 320MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail

Has lifetime warranty and a 20 dollar rebate so in the end it costs 259.99
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I think he should go with the x1950xt. It's pwns the other two, he had in mind.
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definitely... splurge for an 8800gts 320mb if u can...
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definitely... splurge for an 8800gts 320mb if u can...
Agreed....but if he can't, he should go for the x1950xt, instead of those other two cards. The x1950xt is still a great card.
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Agreed....but if he can't, he should go for the x1950xt, instead of those other two cards. The x1950xt is still a great card.
ya thats an awesome card.......
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The first DX10 games are supposed to have a DX9 compatibility mode anyways. So the x1950xt is going to be the winner here. And if i were you i would save up a little longer to get the 800gts it rocks, but if not the x1950xt is a sure thing.
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he said the 8800GTS is out of his budget and the X1950XT is a choice so easily its the X1950XT because its the most powerful...however if thats even too much the X1950PRO s a good card. heh try and stick to the options given people..
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