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Old 12-08-2007, 10:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I plan on running:
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used mostly for gaming and want a PC that will last awhile

Which video card would you recommend...

Newegg.com - HIS Hightech H385F256NP Radeon HD 3850 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

vs.

Newegg.com - EVGA 256-P3-N791-AR GeForce 8800GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

or would it be more wise to wait for this to be back in stock
Newegg.com - EVGA 512-P3-N801-A1 GeForce 8800GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

also open to any other brands, suggestions for other cards...
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Old 12-08-2007, 10:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What size monitor do you plan to run. If you plan on a 20" or bigger monitor you'll need to pick up a card with 512mb of memory.
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easy answer!

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I run a 19inch wide screen

so I using my current monitor i wouldn't notice a difference between the 8800GT 256 and the 8800GT 512?
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Default Re: Radeon HD 3850 vs. this

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I run a 19inch wide screen

so I using my current monitor i wouldn't notice a difference between the 8800GT 256 and the 8800GT 512?
No, not a noticeable one, at any rate.
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Old 12-08-2007, 10:29 PM   #6 (permalink)
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so If I scratch the idea of a 8800gt 512, what would you buy the radeon HD 3850 or the nvidia 8800GT 256?
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256mb 8800gt
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hah, Told ya so :P

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Merkwürdigliebe how $$ much do you reckon you lost (or gained) on system 1?
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I gained $110 (bought for $590, sold for $700) after a more than a month's worth of use. That was canadian dollars too.
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Pretty much narrowed down to this... $804 w/ 25 mir...any more suggestions?


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