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post #21 of 38
Anything higher than a 7600 and you will be fine mate.
Make sure it has 256mb aswell
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post #22 of 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by II Dank II View Post
ps the 8600 series is not going to handle that resolution very well....
But it's the best if you don't want a 6-pin power connector.
 
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Well I think I will upgrade my PSU then, probably one of the XClios or Rosewills
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post #24 of 38
my overclocked 7600GT runs CS:S on max settings at 80-90FPS if I recall correctly. (1440 x 900 resolution)
    
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What about HL2:LC? And I would only need around 40 FPS or higher
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post #26 of 38
I run CSS at 1600x1200, and no matter what settings I select, I just can't get it to lag. I would think a x1950pro should be fine too, or nVidia simillar.

Don't some of the 1950pro's not need the extra power connector?

(edit)my x1950xt lags to 50fps in hl2:LC with everything maxed at 1600x1200, including AA.
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post #27 of 38
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Well, I looked at the review on VR zone and no power was needed for the silent pipe 3 but its almost $200
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post #28 of 38
Ive never played lost coast, is it any good?

Also, the silent pipe is cool as hell but not exactly worth the money IMO.
    
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post #29 of 38
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I just finished installing another 7600gt in sli today. It was so easy up untill I had to figure out why the new nvidia control panel wouldn't allow me access to the sli switch. Hint ( classic view only) Switched off mulitple displays and switched on sli. I then ran 3dmark05 and hit 10268. Not bad considering I was thinking about buying either a 8600gts or going head first into a 8800gts. Maybe later.
ok now this

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

look at the stock score let alone the OC
    
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post #30 of 38
7600GT. My friend just got a EVGA 7600GT KO, and has no power connector. PCI-E. $100 USD after rebates (newegg). It's a very good card. Runs CS:S very well (135fps on the CS:S stress test at 1024x768 w/ autodetected video settings)

The x1950pro NEEDS a PCI-E power connector. However, most should come with a PCI-E to molex converter.
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