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Well, I would get a card that can do HDR and AA at the same time, so that leaves the X1950.

The Sapphire X1950XT seems to have good reviews, and it looks like a good card. I'm not very familiar with ATi cards, but this one looks pretty nice. The only thing I think that would be bad about that card is the stock cooler. I've heard that the old school ATi cooler can be loud, but that can be replaced.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102067

The ATi X1950PRO would be my second choice. It's $10 cheaper. It only has 12 pipelines vs. the XT's 16. But this card happens to be a CF edition, so I dunno. It might be worth it.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814195029

Like I said, I don't know much about ATi cards, so don't count on my insight of the cards above

Either that, or you could save up for a DX10 card. See if nVidia comes out with some cheaper cards or maybe even see what ATi does with the R600. It's just a strange time to buy a new GPU right now.
The exchange rates are crazy just now for HUGE savigs

Im liking that XT...........I was think about this aswell
eVGA GeForce 7950GT 512MB
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i recently purchased the sapphire x1950xtx and it PWNS.
Newegg rates the ram at 1550mhz, but it is really 2000. It is cheaper than the ati and does the same job. But oohhhh, this card owns
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Still wondering why folks would mention $350-$400 cards when the budget is $250...

I second the X1950XT.
    
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i recently purchased the sapphire x1950xtx and it PWNS.
Newegg rates the ram at 1550mhz, but it is really 2000. It is cheaper than the ati and does the same job. But oohhhh, this card owns
Little outta my budget
    
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Thanks for all the opinions - What if I up the budget to $300?
    
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Thanks for all the opinions - What if I up the budget to $300?
Before you even post it, no I don't think its worth it lol.
    
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post #17 of 52
300 doesn't get you far. it's really 350-400 thats the optimum range for the high end DX9 cards.
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Before you even post it, no I don't think its worth it lol.
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What about this with this installed

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814143071

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118001
    
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post #19 of 52
Nah, I'm not exactly sure why you point back to the 7950GT but under no circumstance does the 7950GT beat the X1950XT.

Get the X1950XT, and possibly that VF900 for a fill for your $300 budget.
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Just was reading up on the x1950xt, they said its pretty much the same as a x1950xtx, except with 256 ram instead of 512. And since you running at 1400 x 900 res I think 256 is gonna be fine for you
    
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