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Old 08-27-2008, 08:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Price vs performance: 9600gt vs. 9800 GTX

So I'm looking into buying a single vid card, will not be doing Sli. I just bought a corsair 650TX that has 2 pci-e connectors so power isn't an issue.

Just wondering, the MSI 9600gt im gonna buy on newegg is like $135 shipped, and the XFX 9800 gtx is $200 shipped.

Is the price difference worth the gain in performance? And I have a pretty small case with a single 120mm exhaust fan. Will cooling be a problem? I've heard the 9800gtx runs really hot, as does the 9600gt but not as bad.


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Actually its $180

But there are 9800GTX+'s that are even cheaper than that 9800GTX, but yes its worth it

The 9800GTX does run a little hot, but that Dual-Slot cooler fixes that
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