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Just like the title, whats the best graphics card in that range. I'm gonna make a second rig for expiriments/folding/small time HTPC to watch movies from my bed. The LCD is a 22" 1680x1050. Thanks guys =))
    
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Most definitely the 8800GTS 320. Its slightly out of budget, but is worth every penny.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130082
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Meh, I looked at it. I guess I'll stick with it, I was just thinking the best videocard under the 320 88--GTS. I need to conserve money since I'm also getting a watercooling setup.
    
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Meh, I looked at it. I guess I'll stick with it, I was just thinking the best videocard under the 320 88--GTS. I need to conserve money since I'm also getting a watercooling setup.
Well, thats out of my ring of knowledge, but I'm pretty sure a x1950 pro or XT will suit you fine. If this is only a secondary rig, you don't plan to game much on it, then save some dough.


Its just that the 8800 is almost 2x as fast as the x1950 for only 100 more dollars.
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an 8600gt should be enough just for watchin movies.
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I was thinking something in the 7900 series. They can easily handle BF2 and lighter games and can handle 1680x1050. The extra money goes to a quad core =). I'm just confused by GT, GTS, GS, and the 7950's etc. and the KO label. I'm used to 8 series GTS and GTX lol, simple enough. 8600GT isn't really that great compared to getting a 7900 though from reviews I hear..the core architecture is better but as far as bang for buck..
    
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The x1950XT is about 75% as powerfull as the 8800GTS....I'd go for that.

Or if you're dead set on nVIDIA, the 7950GT aint bad either.
    
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7950gt
    
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7900gt
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post #10 of 13
im pretty sure the 7950 and the 7900 gtx are the top of the 7 series. the 7900 gs oc is slightly oc'ed. try to finding one of those or a 7950. those might be easiest to find in that price range.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...GeForce+7950GT

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...GeForce+7900GS

check out these cards.
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