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ok, im gunna get a card off the egg. what one should i get. should i go with DX10? or stay with DX9? i have a budget of $150-$200
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8600gt or gts would fit that price range or spend $60 more for an 8800gts.
    
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127284

this is a pretty decent card and with the money left over buy a gpu cooler and push the oc even further.
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Yeah a 8600GTS would be fine for you:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130084
 
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ok, ill get a 8600gts. thx guys
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hold on there tiger imo i would get a highend dx10 card cuz it will perform better and the 8600 wont be able to run any dx10 games at max when they finally switch to dx10 only anlyways so a highend dx9 would be my pick as of right now.
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hold on there tiger imo i would get a highend dx10 card cuz it will perform better and the 8600 wont be able to run any dx10 games at max when they finally switch to dx10 only anlyways so a highend dx9 would be my pick as of right now.
I agree. On DX 10 games, the 8600 will meet the minimum requirements. We all know how games run when we just meet the minimum requirements. I guess it would be like taking a moped on the highway. Sure it meets the minimum requirements with the 125cc engine, but are you going to be comfortable going the minimum of 45mph? Not an exact analogy, but you get the idea.
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hold on there tiger imo i would get a highend dx10 card cuz it will perform better and the 8600 wont be able to run any dx10 games at max when they finally switch to dx10 only anlyways so a highend dx9 would be my pick as of right now.
even current high end cards are barely playable at max in dx10. just get something that suits your needs for now and buy for dx10 games when they are out and cards can handle them. i would say a 7900bs would be fine for you. if you want to play dx10 right when the games start coming out you will need at least an 8800gtx
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speaking of 7900gs last week i saw a fry's add in the paper that had a 7900gs for $99!!!!!!!!!! beat that.
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hold on there tiger imo i would get a highend dx10 card cuz it will perform better and the 8600 wont be able to run any dx10 games at max when they finally switch to dx10 only anlyways so a highend dx9 would be my pick as of right now.
i would say 8800gtx too but he said he had a budget of $200 max so that would limit his choices to the mid-low end.
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