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post #11 of 24
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now for some good prices on 2600xt's
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post #12 of 24
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http://www.allstarshop.com/shop/prod...21KBMM08GBD8UD

anyone ever use that board?
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post #13 of 24
Which HD 2600XT are you looking for exactly? Brand preference at all? There is apparently one with GDDR3, and one with GDDR4 listed here with ~$40 price difference (just using Newegg as an example).

Any reason you want the 2600 series? Just curious, btw.
    
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EDIT: my bad. if i'm not mistaken, that is the only chipset out right now that offers 2x16 CrossFire. could be good.
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post #15 of 24
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No brand in particular... but I do want the GDDR4 version

and not the smaller blue one, the big red one
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post #16 of 24
just remember i told you so. people with 8800GTSs are getting 10,000 in 3DMark06. you will not get that score with a pair of 2600s. period.

i'm not trying to burst your bubble, i'm just trying to save you from making the same mistakes i made. i bought 3 different video cards last year and wasted a lot of money. i learned the hard way. always start a new build with the single best video card you can afford. you can add a second one later. don't start off with two mid-level cards.
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post #17 of 24
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I'm just done with nvidia. this 8600GT took the cake! I cant stand the drivers, they can't stay running through a whole run of 3dmark 06 and when they did I ended up with 5200! at 800/2000! from 4800 580/1400. I know 8800GTS's are great, but I want something I can put liquid cooling and n' and overclock the spit out of.
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post #18 of 24
then get an X1950XT. shoot. i'd rather have a great DX9 card than 2 bad DX10 cards. or you can try to hold out a couple more months and have a better selection of DX10 cards to choose from. this isn't a race. there aren't even any real DX10 games available to buy yet.
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post #19 of 24
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I'll try them and if they suck I'll return them and get something to hold me off.
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post #20 of 24
all right. make sure you post your benchies even if you don't like them so your fellow OCNers can learn
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