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Old 10-15-2007, 12:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am wanting to know what you guys all think would be the best way to go. I am working on a budget PC as some of you know but really don't know what I should get for a video card. I read the reviews and do some testing myself but I do not own a 7900GTX and was wondering if I should go with one for my budget build. I can get the 7900GTX for the same price as the 8800GTS 320mb. So, what should it be? 8800GT (asap), or 8800GTS 320mb again, or 7900GTX 512mb? I will be playing Gears of War (asap), UT3, CoD4, and CSS. Maybe some other new games as well if some good ones are released.
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Default Re: The ongoing video card selection challenge!

running the 7900GTX should be good enough for your system, but the 880gts has faster bus speeds. pretty much your choice imo
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Why not get the 8 series card if it is in your budget.

So you are building another gaming rig? What are the other specs?
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Want to go back to windows xp for this build but at the same time dont' want new games to be incompatable with xp
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Why not just upgrade your current rig a little bit? I haven't been following so I don't understand why you're building a whole new computer.
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Default Re: The ongoing video card selection challenge!

why would you get a 7900gtx if its the same price as a 8800gts?!
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kinda what I was thinking. I was going purely off the ram, get the 512meg 8800, just a better card
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try new things.. and get a 2900pro or 2950pro
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i agree with nosboost, if you already have a gts, try an ati card
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Does anyone know how much the 2950PRO's are gonna be running??
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