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My birthday is in 9 days, and I am stuck between what I should get.

Do you think I should get Vista now and have fun with it, and play around until I can save up for a DX10 video card? I only play WoW so the fact that it may slow down games a bit won't affect me too much on WoW.

Or, do you think I should get an 8600GT or 8600GTS and then save up for Vista later.

How would both of these cards rate against my 7600GT? I heard that the 8600GT is sort of on par with the 7600GT? So would the 8600GTS give me some increased video performance over my 7600GT?

I am kind of leaning towards Vista because I want to try it out.
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post #2 of 11
i'd say get an 8800gts 320mb, vista isn't worth close to that much yet
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post #3 of 11
ya go with the video card
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post #4 of 11
8600GTS is probably twice the power of your 7600GT. I would ask for the 8600GTS... Sell it and get Vista. Then buy a DX10 later when prices drop.
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post #5 of 11
Video card definitely.

8600GTS is probably about 2x better then your 7600GT
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post #6 of 11
Go with the Video card. The 8600GTS.
    
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post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by im_not_an_artard View Post
i'd say get an 8800gts 320mb, vista isn't worth close to that much yet
I would, but I'm already getting a new PSU, corsair HX520w, and that's a birthday gift as well. I am already pusing it price-wise and may have to pitch in myself if I want the 8600GTS. The 8800 is way too much at the moment for me.

Thanks for all the other input, guys. You are very helpful as always.
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post #8 of 11
WITHOUT question.

GET THE VIDEO CARD.

Beside the fact that vista sucks donkey dong.
Which do you think is easier to get?

A Carefully manufactured, hightechnology peice of organized circuitry with specialized electronic components...
or a bunch of organized 0's and 1's?

8000+ anything > 010101001001

Fine - so I'VE, never bought software in my life, and I dont think I've ever used any that was bought, so I'D think it preposterous to buy somethign thats so easily available to me, ESPECIALLY over a vid card like that...

BUT. I'm not advocating piracy (not on there at least )

All I have to say is.

BUY THE GRAPHICS card. You'll benifit from more.
And vista sucks.
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Pretty much concurring - Video card!
    
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post #10 of 11
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This actually might work out.

I am definately going to get a video card now.

But in June I will be graduating High School, so my mom hinted that she may buy me Vista as a graduation gift.

And by then from saving + graduation money from my relatives, I could always step-up to an 8800GTS if I wanted to.

Edit: @Grim, I want Vista because eventually I'd want to have DX10.
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