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post #1 of 14
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long story short I am running my brand new pc on an x600 because getting the remaining components is taking longer than predicted. i have €500 to spend on a dx10 gfx card and a mouse. I was thinking 8800 gts 320 mb, but maybe something changed?
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post #2 of 14
G5 is an excellent mouse.

Also, what resolution would you be planning to play your games at?
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post #3 of 14
The 320MB will be perfect for you, unless you decide to upgrade your monitor soon. At that resolution (I assume either 1280 x 1024 or 1440 x 900) the performance gain of the 640MB version would be minimal.

@ Tai: His sig rig says he has a 19" LCD, so it's either 1280 x 1024 or 1440 x 900, depending on whether it's widescreen or not.
    
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post #4 of 14
Yes a 320 would be nice and the G5 mouse excellent
    
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yea just bought a sexy 19" hp widescreen, thats why i thought the 320 mb would be plenty, im a logitech fan (mx518) but i was thinking of the copperhead tempest blue would be better suited. how abouth the 2900 xt?
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post #6 of 14
G5 blows, go for the MX518. It does the same thing beside the counter weight things. Also go for the 320MB GTS unless you plan on running a high resolution.
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post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by RuskY View Post
yea just bought a sexy 19" hp widescreen, thats why i thought the 320 mb would be plenty, im a logitech fan (mx518) but i was thinking of the copperhead tempest blue would be better suited. how abouth the 2900 xt?
Then you'll be playing most of your games at 1440 x 900. So, the 320MB is a good decision to go with. Though, the 640MB version may be future-proof.

I currently play at 1440 x 900 with my 640MB GTS. The most demanding games I have is STALKER. At Full Dynamic Lightings with everything manually set on max, I get an average of 30FPS with rain while running outside.
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post #8 of 14
The 320MB GTS should be good at that res.
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post #9 of 14
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ouch 30 fps with that card. but seriously, how are the 2900xts doing? have been without a pc for too long
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post #10 of 14
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http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=GX-061-OK €369
over the 8800 gts 320mb for €266
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