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Old 11-08-2008, 04:54 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Here are some deals:

Newegg.com - XFX PVT88PYHF4 GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards (if you get this one... it runs really hot for some reason.. I'd really consider buying the AKIMBO Cooler for it, but in the end the dual-slot versions I have listed are a good bit cheaper when you add in the cooler for this one)
Newegg.com - Open Box: MSI NX8800GT 512M OC GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
Newegg.com - MSI N9800GT-T2D512-OC GeForce 9800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
Newegg.com - EVGA 512-P3-N975-AR GeForce 9800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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^out of those i would get one of the last 2 vern listed.
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why not an 8800gts g92
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he's only running at 1440x920, or something close to that.
or a 9800gtx+ you can find one for about the same price.
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i have not seen any 9800gtx+'s with one power connector. but vern is right you could get away with just a 9800gt at that res.
Ah, weird, the EVGA one I saw only has one on Newegg, unless the picture is different than the actual models. Okay, so more stream processors is generally only more useful for larger monitors, I'm assuming? Even with all the reading I've done, nothing seems to say what exactly everything does.

It annoys me that all the benchmark sites have ridiculously sized monitors, and don't seem to cater to the midrange stuff.

Edit, yeah I'm running at 1440x900, 19" widescreen, nothing that fancy.
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they use large res's to put the cards to the test. and more mem is used for a bigger screen.
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they use large res's to put the cards to the test. and more mem is used for a bigger screen.
I know, but then when I'm on a completely different system, it does nothing for me . I've been hard pressed to find any decent guides, soo I figured I'd come here, just one of the sites I've been looking at for awhile.
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so how much do you plan to spend?
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Even B-Stock doesn't have their G92 GTS' just G80's... they had them for like $90.. which were steals
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Anything under $200, really. If the higher, more expensive cards do nothing for me because of the monitor, I won't worry about them. I don't plan on getting a monitor anytime soon. It'll be a long while until I upgrade the entire thing, so I just want a decent solution for now.
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