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hey,
i just got a budget for xmas to spend on a new computer at my dads. I would basically be building the same computer that i have at my moms house... so im thinking i just want to use the money to upgrade the one i have right now. (get a x-fi xtreme gamer, 2 gigs new ram, and a new graphics)

I was thinking about buying a 8800. So here are the questions I have:
Can I still play my dx9 games on my 8800?
Do I need Windows Vista to use my 8800?
Do I need Vista to play dx10 games?

right now i have a 7900gt, so i just cant decided whether to build another comp with a 7900gt, or just upgrade my current rig.

I dont really care much about gaming at my dads house - since we are on a lan with 4 computers, so i would probably lag... thats another reason

thanks,
deagle
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post #2 of 7
1. Yes. You can play dx 9 games.
2. No. You dont need vista.
3. Yes. You will need vista to play dx 10 games.

EDIT: Are you planing to buy 8800 gts/gtx? Just wonder....=)
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you can play dx9 games on it
You need vista to use dx10, not to play ur dx 9 games, you can run ur 8800 with xp

yea
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TrAncE XD View Post
you can play dx9 games on it
You need vista to use dx10, not to play ur dx 9 games, you can run ur 8800 with xp

yea
Thats what i say =).
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post #5 of 7
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ya... if i do get it ill probably get the gts

but i have to talk about my dad with this... he might not want me to spend my xmas money here on my stuff at my moms house...

i have about $950 tho. is that enough for a 19" monitor, 7900gtx, amd 3800+, and a gig of good mem? if so, i might just get that.
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7900 GTX isn't really worth the upgrade, either go to 7950 GX2 or DX10 cards.
    
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post #7 of 7
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yeah.. i cant really decide what to do now.

I have about 1000 for a new rig for my dads house so i can game there too. I also want to upgrade my other one too, at my moms house.

I can either: use the money for ram, sound card, and a new graphics (8800gts)

Or: I can build a new rig for my dads house... using like a 7950

I'm kinda if-y about using a 8800gts with my rig, because I've heard having a low-end dual core can "bottleneck" the graphics and keep it from its true speeds
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