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Old 08-23-2007, 05:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I will always want an 8800GTS, but the current price is definitely out of the question. I am in need of an upgrade from two Biostar Nvidia Geforce 7600GSs running in SLI. What would you guys reccommend as the BEST card in the 150-200 dollar range that will out perform my current set.
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I would say, just wait. 8800GTS 320MB will probably drop in price soon once the Geforce 9 Series comes out.
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Newegg.com - GECUBE HV195XTG3-E3 Radeon X1950XT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
but its currently out of stock
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Old 08-23-2007, 05:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yeah it should be dropping between $75 and $50!
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Why the 512MB, Invisible?

Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100176L Radeon X1950PRO 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
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Old 08-23-2007, 05:57 PM   #6 (permalink)
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When do they come out?

EDIT: NEVERMIND, found it. November.... I really don't want to wait that long.
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Its not too long really!
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When do they come out?

EDIT: NEVERMIND, found it. November.... I really don't want to wait that long.
Oh yeah, sorry. It comes out sometime in November~December.
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because its much better than what he has now
the x1950 pro isnt near as good
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I recommend this
Newegg.com - Leadtek PX8600GTS 256MB Extreme GeForce 8600GTS 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

It is only $136 after MIR
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