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I just bought this awesome new 22 in. monitor and I need to buy a new video card to game with it. The monitor's resolution is 1680x1050, the card I have right now is a x1600pro.

I can only spend about $130
Here's what I have my eye on:

Radeon X1950PRO:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102061

GeForce 8600GT:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127286

GeForce 7900GS:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130056 OR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130056

I really just want to play WoW and Source games on max settings at a playable frame rate on the new monitor. What would be the best buy?
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post #2 of 22
spend like $40 more for the X1950XT and oc the sucker to XTX speeds. but thats my opinion...thats if the egg is still doing that MIR still for like $50 or so
 
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post #3 of 22
nvm its $30 after shipping and all its like $150 I think its worth it since you would be able to definitely push max on those games

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

hurry tho rebate ends soon i think
 
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post #4 of 22
The x1950 pro and 7900GS are a toss up. Most of the time when overclocked to their maximum potential the 7900GS will come out on top but it so close that it barely matters. The 8600GT gets beaten by both cards in every benchmark I have seen and its DX10 performance is completely abysmal so its pretty much out of the running. Out of the first two go with whatever you can find cheapest.
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post #5 of 22
For source games I probably would go with the x1950pro. It also should do just fine with wow.
post #6 of 22
Get the XT if you can, it's only a little more, but hell, it's a pwn card.
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post #7 of 22
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Originally Posted by iandh View Post
For source games I probably would go with the x1950pro. It also should do just fine with wow.
Um ya no probs, my 1800gto does max settings in wow at 1680x1050
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post #8 of 22
I would go for the X1950XT or 7900GTO (on eBay). You can flash the GTO to run at GTX Speeds. Or, you can overclock the XT to XTX speeds.

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post #9 of 22
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Originally Posted by iandh View Post
For source games I probably would go with the x1950pro. It also should do just fine with wow.
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