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Alright. I'm going to be building a new rig here in about a month. It's going to be a gaming rig. I have it narrowed down to three cards I really like, but I can't decide which one would be best. Opinions? (Also, I have a copy of Oblivion that I'm dying to play. And though none of these cards are on the compatability list for Oblivion, they should still work because they're newer cards than the ones on the list, right? Oblivion Requirements)

EVGA GeForce 7900GS

XFX GeForce 7900GS

BFG Tech GeForce 7950GT

I also pulled up a comparison list of the three cards on the site. Comparison

EDIT: For those of you who haven't been keeping up with the thread, I've decided on the SAPPHIRE Radeon x1950xt
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Go for the BFG!
They are really good with their warranty. My roommate's water cooling spilled all over one and they still replaced it.
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Alright. I'm going to be building a new rig here in about a month. It's going to be a gaming rig. I have it narrowed down to three cards I really like, but I can't decide which one would be best. Opinions? (Also, I have a copy of Oblivion that I'm dying to play. And though none of these cards are on the compatability list for Oblivion, they should still work because they're newer cards than the ones on the list, right? Oblivion Requirements)

EVGA GeForce 7900GS

XFX GeForce 7900GS

BFG Tech GeForce 7950GT

I also pulled up a comparison list of the three cards on the site. Comparison
how much are you willing to spend on a card?
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Why no DX10 card?
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x1950xt

... the mid-range dx10 cards aren't going to be doing too much dx10 gaming.

i dont mean to be a pain, but you cant ignore the performance of the atis in comparison/price
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Yup out of the three the 7950 is the best but for Oblivion it's not the best performer. You'll find a ATI card is better such as the x1950xt, still the BFG is a good all rounder card.
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post #7 of 57
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Well, I'll be playing a lot of other games besides Oblivion. I just wanted to make sure at least one of those cards would support it. But, the reason I'm not going to DX10 is because I want to stay with XP. No Vista for me, thanks.

Yeah, I was leaning towards the BFG, but I wanted a few third-party opinions before I decided for sure.

As for price range, the absolute maximum I'm willing to spend on a card is $200. That's why I stopped at the BFG 7950GT.
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do a sig rig!
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Then the BFG is a good choice
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do a sig rig!
What's a sig rig?
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