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I'm a n00b PC builder, im building my first pc right now. Here is my current wishlist on newegg:

https://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion...e+%24%24+Build

I plan to purchase this at the time of the Q6600 price drop, so ill substitute that in for the current E6600 when the time comes. The total $ comes out to a little under $2k, but id like to save in any areas possible.

Right now i have the GTX included with the system, but i was wondering if it is overkill? This PC will mainly be used for gaming at 1680x1050 on the Samsung 226BW LCD monitor. I would like this PC to be as future-proof as possible. Would i still be safe if i just bought an 8800GTS 640MB, or even the 320MB?
    
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If you are looking for future proof 8800gtx is the way to go but you will pay a premium for it.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Jules View Post
If you are looking for future proof 8800gtx is the way to go but you will pay a premium for it.
i was just doing a little research, and it looks like the GTX/Ultra will be getting price cuts along with the Q6600...if this is the case then i think i know where to put the money
    
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Personally i think that this not the best time to buy a GTX ,, the card been out for a long time so best thing to do is to settle with the GTS and upgrade later ,,, still i might be wrong , also it might be a good idea to invest in a higher wattage PSU
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I'd say 8800GTS. It can play any game right now, and by the time more demanding games (finally!) arrive, you'll want to upgrade anyways

Plus, drop the floppy... why you need one??
    
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I'd say get neither and wait for the next big card to come out. It shouldn't be long..
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Originally Posted by D3DAiM View Post
I'd say get neither and wait for the next big card to come out. It shouldn't be long..
Anytyhing we don't know???

I don't think nVidia is in much of a hurry... given the lack of real competition from ATI
    
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I suppose.

However, a budget card like mine is able to handle all of the toughest games so far, without having to blow the extra money on a powerful DX10 card. And if you are an overclocker, you shouldn't need to spend the money.

These cards are the first of the DX10 batch, and I'd rather wait for a few revisions to get a model I know I will be satisfied with.
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If your going high resolution then go the GTX, or at least the 640mb GTS.

Im thinking of upgrading to 2 x 22" monitors and am already looking at replacing my GTS with 2 x GTX.
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