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Well i did just post a X1905XT for $159 that should be more than enough

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102067
    
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150230

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150229

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150238

Under budget, no pci-e connector needed, sli-able, and voltmoddable

and great warranty
    
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if you ARE going to buy a card right now, I would say get that EVGA 8600GTS at 159$ after MIR. that way, if you start playing DX10 games, you wont need to upgrade.

hence why i'm selling my X1800XT, so I can upgrade to DX10.
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post #14 of 38
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if you ARE going to buy a card right now, I would say get that EVGA 8600GTS at 159$ after MIR. that way, if you start playing DX10 games, you wont need to upgrade.

hence why i'm selling my X1800XT, so I can upgrade to DX10.
Yeah, if you do go for an 8600 card, I'd highly recommend the 8600GTS like Nevaziah says. The evgs 8600GTS is right on budget at Newegg.
I have my doubts about the 8600 series, having the older 128-bit memory interface and all (compared to 256-bit of the DX9 cards I mentioned earlier), but I've heard they are pretty strong performers overall.
    
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Yeah, if you do go for an 8600 card, I'd highly recommend the 8600GTS like Nevaziah says. The evgs 8600GTS is right on budget at Newegg.
I have my doubts about the 8600 series, having the older 128-bit memory interface and all (compared to 256-bit of the DX9 cards I mentioned earlier), but I've heard they are pretty strong performers overall.

I would say go for the GTS too but They ALL need the 6 pin pci-e power connector which the OP said he doesnt want. The best card around with no pci-e connector is the 8600gt im(very)ho.

http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/1989...lock-vmod.html

http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/2010...k-warning.html

http://www.overclock.net/graphics-ca...3-voltmod.html
    
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post #16 of 38
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Well the Gigabyte silent pipe 3 is 8600gts and doesnt need power connectors
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post #17 of 38
Just get an 8600GT.
 
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post #18 of 38
I cant find any good pic but if it lists a power cable in the box I bet it does have the pci-e connector, Its also a passive cooled card and may not have a fan connector If you decided to OC it. There r ways around the fan connector tho /shrug
    
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post #19 of 38
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B) Not need a PCI-E power connector
you aren't going to find many cards that will do 1680x1050 without a power connector. you can find cards that use a molex 4-pin maybe, but theres less of a chance since those cards are old and 90% of the new ones use PCI-E 6-pins. a 7950GT will handle CSS no problem at those resolutions. a 7900GT will also. one of my SINGLE 7900GS handles Rainbow six Las Vegas at 1680x1050 but i only get around 25-35fps... if thats doable for you then get the 7900gs. plus CSS isnt nearly as hard to render as Las vegas is. plus the 7900gs is only 130 on newegg
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ps the 8600 series is not going to handle that resolution very well....
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