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Old 05-25-2008, 02:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ive got some money. only enough for some cheap stuff, ive found some prices and heres what i could get

1x 256mb ATI HD 3850 (Dx10) (180$)

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1x 512mb 8600GT (Dx10) (110$)

or

1x 512mb 9600GT (dx10) (185$)

or

1x 512mb 8800GT (dx10) (245$)

My prices are the cheapest ive found, which were on ebay since im australian i cant use newegg like everyone :P


Which would be better? im assuming the 8800gt. Thanks
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The 8600GT is a piece of poo. The 3850 will own it. Even then those prices are high. You could shop here: MSY Technology Pty

And from there you can get a 512mb 9600GT for $150. The 9600Gt is alot better than that 8600GT.
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would the 9600GT gives me more frames in games than the HD 3850 would?
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Basicly ive narrowed it down to 2.

Hightech ATI HD3850 PCI Express 2.0 x16 256MB 256-bit GDDR3, Core clock: 668MHz, Memory clock: 1656MHz, Dual Link DVI, HDCP, HDMI (by adapter), Fan, Maximum Resolution: 2560 x 1600, 320 Stream Processors, ATI CrossFireX support, DirectX 10.1 SM 4.1 support, HIS-HD3850-D3

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Galaxy GeForce 9600GT PCI-E 512MB DDR3 256-bit, Core clock: 650 Memory clock: 1800MHz, Dual Dual-Link DVI, HDCP Capable, HDTV, Single Slot Cooling, GXY-9600GT-E3-SC
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9600GT is better than the 3850 and will give you noticeable extra performance over the 3850.
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Actually now ive scraped up an extra 50$ which allows me to buy an 8800GT (512mb) now. This is by far better than the other 2 right?
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Yes the 8800gt is the best there.

Where are you in Auz, I'm in WA and use this site mainly NetPlus Micro Computers

If your somewhere else try

.:: Foxcomp Technology ::. - Your favourite IT Solution Provider

or if you want to find the cheapest prices in auz

staticICE :: Australia's comprehensive computer hardware and gadget price comparison search engine
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Yes the 8800gt is the best there.

Where are you in Auz, I'm in WA and use this site mainly NetPlus Micro Computers

If your somewhere else try

.:: Foxcomp Technology ::. - Your favourite IT Solution Provider

or if you want to find the cheapest prices in auz

staticICE :: Australia's comprehensive computer hardware and gadget price comparison search engine
Wow, that Netplus site is great.. thats by far the cheapest ive seen in adelaide. 4gb ram for 114$ aud.. thats awesome. Ill be sure to use that.

1 last question, i think i may have the money to get a HD 3870.. if i did, whats better

ATI HD 3870 512mb or Nvidia 8800GT 512mb?
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