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To the OP... READ THIS:http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/2138...00gt-long.html

I've owned almost all the cards mentioned so far in this thread. There is no reason for you to do anything but spend $110 on an 8600GT, and it will easily OC to at least 620-650ish on stock cooler.

edit: Also, Bioshock is coming out at the end of august, and has DX10 features. An 8600 is recommended by the developer so I am reasonably confident that a well OC'ed GT should run it well on fairly high settings/res. If we are supremely lucky and Crysis is as optimized as the HL2 series then it may be able to run that as well at least decently.
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i think the X1950XT would be great for you,Or an Nvidia card like the 7900GS or something better.
Dang, lmao...each post is making it harder and harder to choose between the cards, lmao...

If I go ATI:

1950 XT

If i go Nvidia:

7900GT
7950GT
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To the OP... READ THIS:http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/2138...00gt-long.html

I've owned almost all the cards mentioned so far in this thread. There is no reason for you to do anything but spend $110 on an 8600GT, and it will easily OC to at least 620-650ish on stock cooler.
Sorry for the double post...

I've heard that 8600GT is really slow? Or is that only in DX10 games (I don't care AT ALL about DX 10 compatibility). But, can it run DX9 games as fast as the 1950XT and 7900GT/7950GT??
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Sorry for the double post...

I've heard that 8600GT is really slow? Or is that only in DX10 games (I don't care AT ALL about DX 10 compatibility). But, can it run DX9 games as fast as the 1950XT and 7900GT/7950GT??
So had I, and I believed it until I tried one. It is mostly a bunch of mindless bandwagon-bashing (I used to be riding on the bandwagon as well).

If you read the post I linked carefully you will see that the 8600GT outperformed the x1950pro and 7900GT that I owned.
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So had I, and I believed it until I tried one. It is mostly a bunch of mindless bandwagon-bashing (I used to be riding on the bandwagon as well).

If you read the post I linked carefully you will see that the 8600GT outperformed the x1950pro and 7900GT that I owned.

Hmmm...I see. It might go into my list of considerations
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Hmmm...I see. It might go into my list of considerations
The funny thing is that most of the people that bash the 8600GT haven't actually owned one, or many of the cards they recommend over it either.

I have.
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The funny thing is that most of the people that bash the 8600GT haven't actually owned one, or many of the cards they recommend over it either.

I have.
Yeah, I hear ya...they just bash it because others bash it and they want to be in with the others, lol
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