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ok guys just about ready to order final bits of my conroe set up but , as always the graphics card decision is the big problem , what do i get?

dx10 card g80 is out of it , i cant justifiy the high asking price just to say , hay i got a higher 3dmark score than you!
i will wait till vista dx10 and the cards prove them selves,
but i need a card for my conroe rig,so i have a 6800gt just now ,
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now what card do i get i was told the x1950xt is not worth it over a x1900xt
i think i will prefer ati this time round never had ati card before , but like the sound of aa and hdr at same time!
so what do i do i want something that will see me through the summer next year play crysis and i can sell for a reasonable amount once i am done with them.
so x1900xt ? or maybe 2 x1950 pro`s in cross fire , about £100 more than the x1900xt or something else?
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I'd go for the 512mb X1950pro. Near XT performance, for considerably less money. The nice thing about the x1950'pros is that they don't need a master card for crossfire.......which usually run much more expensive than their "standard" counterparts.
    
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I'd go for the 512mb X1950pro. Near XT performance, for considerably less money. The nice thing about the x1950'pros is that they don't need a master card for crossfire.......which usually run much more expensive than their "standard" counterparts.
ok just surprised that it will be near xt performance with less shaders etc ?
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ok cool , we can only get the 256 mb here would that be ok crossfired?
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that would be great cf'd
 
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well if you plan on gettin a DX-10 card personally i would use the 6800gt... its good enough for now.
if you dont plan on getting a dx-10 card then get like x1950xtx in crossfire haha

basically i'd go all or nothin since theres new technology right about to come out...
i mean the specs are already rumored so im guessing they've already produced a bunch of them...
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Currently, I feel that Ati is selling the better high end cards,but Nvidia is releasing their DX10 card next month. With that said, I think an option to consider is buying a 7900gt or gtx from EVGA and using their stepup program to swap it into a DX10. I'm not sure what your monitor size is, but a DX10 card should outperform a Crossfire or SLI setup at the resolutions most of us play at. I don't plan on moving to Vista anytime soon, but it'll be nice to have a DX10 card ready when I do. As long as the benchmarks look tasty, I'm doing exactly what I suggested that you do. Only thing that might change my mind is if the Ati card speeds up its release and looks even better. If that happens, I might just get an x1900xt to hold me off until after Christmas.
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