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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
Yeah I think that I will go with the

SAPPHIRE 100186L Radeon X1950XT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102067

Will I need a better cooler for it? Or is stock on fine?
    
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Yeah I think that I will go with the

SAPPHIRE 100186L Radeon X1950XT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102067

Will I need a better cooler for it? Or is stock on fine?
I think your good for now mate. But im sure someone can suggest something better.
    
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Grab the X1950XT, get the Shappire verison...ATI makes bad cards :/

For cooling nothing beats a Tidewater for the price:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...Mozilla-search
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Im gonna go with the X1950XT I think

Will my rig run it without problems?
    
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Im gonna go with the X1950XT I think

Will my rig run it without problems?
You'll bottleneck it. But you'll get 60+fps in ANY game with max settings.
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You'll bottleneck it. But you'll get 60+fps in ANY game with max settings.
What will bottle it ?
    
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What will bottle it ?
Your CPU. At stock settings if probably would be about equal, but once you overclock that card to 725/1000+ you'll be bottlenecked by the CPU.
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Your CPU. At stock settings if probably would be about equal, but once you overclock that card to 725/1000+ you'll be bottlenecked by the CPU.
Solution - I wont OC until I get a better CPU
    
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Solution - I wont OC until I get a better CPU
If you can pull above 1600x1200 resolution, then it would be a good idea to overclock as the bottleneck goes away.
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