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I have $250 to spend on xmas...oh what sould I buy? I NEED a gfx card. I was thinking something along the lines of a 7600GT and a mid-high range DFI board. Any more thoughts?
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post #2 of 10
This and a 7600gt would be nice.
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while the tower IS nice, my cnps9500 is more than enough until I go water. plus I also need a new mobo for a gfx card. What I am asking is, what mobo and gfx card should I buy for $250 (total cost for both!) I can go $20 over MAX but try and keep it as close to $250 as you can
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post #4 of 10
Snerp has a SLI-DR with a killer chipset fan upgrade in the forsale section for $120. Take the rest and get the best card you can, but we can revisit that when you decide what MB and how much you have left to work with
    
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post #5 of 10
why go from a 6800xt to a 7600gt, that's not THAT much of an upgrade... Hold off on the vcard till ur willing to spend a little more on it.
    
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Originally Posted by JBD1986 View Post
why go from a 6800xt to a 7600gt, that's not THAT much of an upgrade... Hold off on the vcard till ur willing to spend a little more on it.
He's on an AGP MB and upping to a PCIe.
    
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post #7 of 10
This is a nice board: http://www.overclock.net/sale/127943...m-9-939-a.html

Its cheap and good for overclocking, then you could spend $210 on the best gpu you can afford.

EDIT: Like the 7900gs if you don't mind with the rebate.
    
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post #9 of 10
get a dfi lanparty nf4-d or ultra-d (then either mod the nf4-d to sli and sataII, or the ultra-d to sata)

that way you save a few extra bucks and can snag a higher end card (plus you won't need the sli right away so you can mod it over when you want to)
post #10 of 10
start on your watercooling...that'll last you 5-8 years while new computer componets will last you what....2-3 years if you can wait that long to build a new one?
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