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I am in the process of getting some upgrades for my current system, and I feel like its time to get rid of this x800 GTO and get a nice SM3.0 card!
But.. I have no idea what to go for. In my general thread many people recommended the 7900 GS, but after reading reviews on the EVGA 7900 GS KO, I have heard the cooler when in-game can start whirring pretty loudly, and I would like to have a more silent rig.
Can anyone with a EVGA 7900 GS KO comment on the sound it makes while running?

Also, could anyone recommend possibly a better card within the same price range? DirectCanada.com has the Sapphire X1950 Pro at a similar price so I could go with that, but Im going to look up some of the review on that fan as well. Any comments on that would be helpful!

So can anyone recommend a nice 150-200$ (Canadian) Graphics card? I've also heard some good things about the 8600 GT... :S Im lost!

Thanks,

Nick
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post #2 of 42
Going to order from newegg? Or ncix.com?
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post #3 of 42
If you had a bit more money, i'd say go with an 8600GTS. The 8600GT is better than the 7900GS too. So go with either the 8600gts or 8600gt. Those are the two best ones close to your price range. At ncix 8600gt is 200, 8600gts is 225 after 10 dollar rebate.
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post #4 of 42
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Either DirectCanada or Tigerdirect.
Im in Canada, so no Newegg for me :'(

EDIT: The XFX 8600GT XXX is only $155 at Tigerdirect, would that outperform the Sapphire X1950 Pro? Also, there is a BFG 8600GTS for $200 after mail-in rebate.
Does anyone know about the sound level of these fans? I dont mind paying the extra 40$ for the GTS but somehow I dont think the performance difference would be worth it, any comments?
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post #5 of 42
Either way, go for an evga card.
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post #6 of 42
Look at the 7600GT, 7800GT or 7900GS. I'm not sure on the 7900, but the 2 others should be within your budget, and all are really great budget cards. If you're on the ATI side though, best performance would be a X1800XL or something in the lines of that.
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You could probably find a X1900xtx on ebay. A couple of weeks ago I found a few for $180.
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If you had a bit more money, i'd say go with an 8600GTS. The 8600GT is better than the 7900GS too. So go with either the 8600gts or 8600gt. Those are the two best ones close to your price range. At ncix 8600gt is 200, 8600gts is 225 after 10 dollar rebate.
7900gs is fasterrrr dooo some reseeaarrrch
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150-200 bucks, go for the 8600gts. At tigerdirect.
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7900gs is fasterrrr dooo some reseeaarrrch
I was going by the gfx card ranking j3r3my did.
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