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8800gts 320mb or 7900gs?

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Hello all, ive been lurking around these forums for quite some time now, but have just decided to become a member today.

ive been ordering parts for my new gaming rig, and im not real sure which gfx card to go with.

the only games i play are WoW, D2, and Counterstrike. i also have two 20.1" LCD monitors that ill be using in my new system.

i watch movies frequently on my computer.

im just wondering, do i really need to spend double the price to get the 8800gts or can i just get the 7900gs

which will be better for my simple needs?
post #2 of 11
well if you want to spend roughly 100$ you can get the 7900gs

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130056

However I think the 8800gts will be better for the future and gives MUCH better performance
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The thing is if your going to only play DX9 games then go for the 7900GS,But if your into more DX10 new technology then go for the 8800GTS 320Mb.
 
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ive had the 8800gts on my list for quite some time, but ive recently been re-thinking if i really need it.

only game i play is WoW
i watch movies
and have two 20.1" LCD monitors.

7900gs
or
8800gts 320mb

which should i choose?
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7900gs

if you only play world of warcraft
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Just get the 7900gs...good card, will do everything you want it to do on your computer. If you jump to the DX 10 in the future, you will surely need a more powerful card than the 8800, because it is not going to be powerful enough in the real future.
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so. the 7900gs will be able to support WoW, two 20.1" monitors, all running on Windows Vista?
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so. the 7900gs will be able to support WoW, two 20.1" monitors, all running on Windows Vista?
with out breaking a sweat...

I don't think runing two monitors will affect performance any. Its the GPU that gets bogged down...I am pretty sure it could careless if it makes one output signal or fifty of them.

In fact, now that I think some more on it. Both DVI ports are active the entire time reguardless if there is a monitor on it or not.
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so. the 7900gs will be able to support WoW, two 20.1" monitors, all running on Windows Vista?
You would almost be able to max settings even on my card, lol
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post #10 of 11
Yeah the 7900GS is a good choice if you want to save a good $150.

The 8800GTS is for pretty intense gaming and will "support" DX10, but may not run it greatly

Both cards support dual monitors.
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