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post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
Well, as you can see, I am well overdue for a new video card.

Give me some good ideas that would run every game on highest and would last a while, while being cheap.

This looks good to me

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130061

Any input?

EDIT:

Okay. Now. next question...

X1950XT vs 7950GT

What is the difference, which is better, and why?
post #2 of 17
Screw the 7950GT, get this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102067
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post #3 of 17
Get an X1950Pro instead for cheaper

edit: or the X1950XT lightsource posted
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What about overclocking them when I have an nvidia board?
post #5 of 17
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Originally Posted by f4t4l1ty View Post
What about overclocking them when I have an nvidia board?
Doesn't matter. Just get the X1950XT, you'll be glad you did.
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post #6 of 17
It won't matter, the X1950Pro has a nice Zalman cooler but a XT or XTX has more ram.

[OCN] Ninja_Boy nVidia (well, I should say NVIDIA) boards only matter if/went you are going SLi/CrossFire, of course, an nVidia board will not allow you to go CrossFire and vis versa.
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post #7 of 17
I would say get the nVidia card you linked to. You have an SLI mobo which means you would be able to go SLI in the future. Otherwise you would have to get a new mobo if you wanted to go crossfire.
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post #8 of 17
I'm with crashoveride02 in ONE case, and that case being you want to go SLi. But most people don't even plan on going SLi. They usually make better northbridge chipsets on SLi boards than non-sli boards.
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post #9 of 17
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Okay. Now. next question...

X1950XT vs 7950GT

What is the difference, which is better, and why?
post #10 of 17
Personally, I'd wait a little longer until DX10 cards come down in price. The 8800GTS is right now $450 (yes, I know...too much), but in Feb. the R600 is due out, and I expect to see lower prices in Q2 2007, not to mention mid-range cards also (8600's or something like that).

I'd just put up with what you have for about 5 months more...
    
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