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I was wondering if there is any need to get an 8800 GTS 640MB if the monitor I'm gonna be using is 1280x1024 max resolution. With that resolution, wouldn't a 320MB be enough to max out the settings? Or play it safe and go for the 640MB for the "future" as well (will probably SLI whichever I get when my system demands the extra push).
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320MB should max out most of your games in that resolution.

Though, I would break the extra $100 for the 640MB, because you said you'll probably go SLI right? SLI GTS 640MB will beat a single GTX. And a SLI GTX will beat a lot of cards.

So, just get what is at your budget.
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640 mb to be futureproof.
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I got the 320 and it is a great card. If you get it I would get the evga and just step it up in 89days if it doesnt work out for you.
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Erm, unless you plan on upgrading your CPU and RAM neither.

Even if you DO upgrade i'd get the 320 - your PC hardware will hold you back
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Oh I'm not upgrading my current PC. Next month I am looking to build either a Q6600 or E6600 system. So just trying to start listing what I will be putting in there.
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Oh I'm not upgrading my current PC. Next month I am looking to build either a Q6600 or E6600 system. So just trying to start listing what I will be putting in there.
I own the 640MB GTS.

STALKER is one of the most demanding game I have played.
Full Dynamic w/ everything set manually to max @ 1440 x 900 w/ 2GB of RAM, I get 30FPS average.

I'd say break the extra $100 and get the 640MB version for your new build. SLI the GTS later and beat the single GTX.
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Sounds good, now just to wait until the end of July
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I own the 640MB GTS.

STALKER is one of the most demanding game I have played.
Full Dynamic w/ everything set manually to max @ 1440 x 900 w/ 2GB of RAM, I get 30FPS average.

I'd say break the extra $100 and get the 640MB version for your new build. SLI the GTS later and beat the single GTX.
i would agree if ya got the cash get the GTS 640Mb, i've got the 320 and 1680x1050 max settings and 4xaa i get 20-30 fps and dips to 8-15 sometimes but at 1260x1024 to get 30-40 fps and dips to 2-30 fps, but that on vista, in xp everything maxed i got 70fps ave. everything maxed out and 8xaa, so the extra 320mb on the 640 is worth it.
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8800GTS 640 to be on the safe side!!
    
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