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if you have a 7950 now, dont upgrade, especially if you are only going to play dx9 games. that card will run dx9 very well, and paying for a dx10 card will not increase your performance. id wait for the 2nd gen of dx10 cards and for more dx10 games before you upgrade.
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lol yeah CF is ati oops
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Are you sure?

What do you guys suggest for a video card? I am waiting for the E6750 to come out and I am debating on which video card to purchase. I play CS/CS:S, FEAR, UT2004, I plan on purchasing Battlefield 2142. I appreciate graphics, and do like to play online. However, there are so many cards out there. Should I get one of these lower end ATI cards now, and later-on upgrade to a DX10 card? Should I wait for the E6750 and see what's available? The article hinted that further price drops will occur before back-to-school season.
8800GTS 320MB for those games. 8800GTS 640 or better for newer games. I wouldn't go spending more than that for right now until we see how DX10 games are going to work out.

I love my 2900XT but for most people it's a hassle to get the right PSU with 2x4pin PCIe connectors and stuff.
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post #24 of 43
well im upgrading my other comp. 8800GTS 320mb w/ 3600X2 w/ overclock or go intel E6300 w/ 2600XT
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Does oc'ing the 8800GTS make a significant difference? Will I need to?
Also, anyone know how the stock cooling is on the 8800GTS?
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post #26 of 43
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well im upgrading my other comp. 8800GTS 320mb w/ 3600X2 w/ overclock or go intel E6300 w/ 2600XT
8800gts+3600 > 2600xt+6300 for games
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post #27 of 43
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Does oc'ing the 8800GTS make a significant difference? Will I need to?
Also, anyone know how the stock cooling is on the 8800GTS?
You should make a new thread in the nvidia section and ask those questions there.
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post #28 of 43
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Yes but does it blend?
you mean in a blender? like that guy who makes those videos?

Anyway, this thing is cheaper than the x1950PRO 512, is it better?
post #29 of 43
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Are you sure?

What do you guys suggest for a video card? I am waiting for the E6750 to come out and I am debating on which video card to purchase. I play CS/CS:S, FEAR, UT2004, I plan on purchasing Battlefield 2142. I appreciate graphics, and do like to play online. However, there are so many cards out there. Should I get one of these lower end ATI cards now, and later-on upgrade to a DX10 card? Should I wait for the E6750 and see what's available? The article hinted that further price drops will occur before back-to-school season.
Well the 8600/2600 cards aren't a bad choice for temporary use, but I'd choose a 8600GT in your case. After voltmodding with pencil and some overclocking, it'll run up to about stock 7950GT performance on stock cooling! These cards run very cool, consume little power (just in case you don't have a great PSU), and overclock like monsters, although I'm not sure about the ATi ones.
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post #30 of 43
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Well the 8600/2600 cards aren't a bad choice for temporary use, but I'd choose a 8600GT in your case. After voltmodding with pencil and some overclocking, it'll run up to about stock 7950GT performance on stock cooling! These cards run very cool, consume little power (just in case you don't have a great PSU), and overclock like monsters, although I'm not sure about the ATi ones.
Thanks! I'll read up on the 8600! (BTW, I'm not going cheap on the PSU)
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