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8800 GTS 640mb or 8800 GTX for my monitor?

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Ok so my next upgrade is either an 8800 GTS 640 or 8800 GTX but i cant decide which one. I'll have to buy in stores so i honestly dont wanna overpay too much. My monitors resolution is 1440x900, I wanna be sure that when DX10 comes out i can atleast run this resolution with no AA. The 640mb seems like a good buy and the GTX only having around 100 more MB of memory doesnt seem worth another $100. I'm just curious to know what you guys think i should get.

Thank you
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Well for your RES and a good step into DX10 I would go for the 8800GTS 640. Its a GREAT card and will serve you well. The GTX is overpriced IMO.
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If you have the cash to spend and don't need anything else, get the GTX. If you wanna save yourself a bit of cash, get the GTS.

IMO i'de get the GTS and use the $100 that would be used on the GTX to get another gig of ram .
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Oh and I don't think a 350W PSU is gonna be good for you .
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Oh and I don't think a 350W PSU is gonna be good for you .
Well duh

I'm supposed to be getting $2,000 so i think im gonna go for the GTS that way i'll have enough for a good power supply, a new processor & a 2x1GB kit of ram. Anyone wanna convince me otherwise?

It's just hard spending $600 on a single video card when i could get a whole PS3 for that price.
post #6 of 8
Go with the GTS, it uses less power than the GTX and you're right about the money. You could get a GTS for under $400, and the GTX are in the $500's. Save your money you won't need the 768mb on a card, especially for what you're doing.
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FYI, 1440x900 is actually less pixels than 1280x1024, so a GTS will be perfectly fine. GTX is a little overkill for your resolution.
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I'd also say, by the time the GTS will be getting its butt kicked noticably more then the GTX, they both will be relatively outdated and a whole slew of new cards will be out for you to update to. Save the money now, run it for a year or so, then update and beat them both.
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