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OK, I officially hate video cards. Doesn't even matter what you buy, next month there's something better anyway.

Gonna go give my Xbox360 a hug.
lol, It's okay. The PC graphics card world is a jungle out there!
    
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I'm gonna make my buy next month I think. So I have lots of time to look into it and make my decision. But I'm thinking a pair of 9600, and I'm gonna OC the $#!+ out of them till they cry.

Anyway, I didn't mean to hijack the thread.
    
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Ya i know i would see a pretty good performance increase with a dual core because i stuck my 7600 in one of my roomates pc with the 4200+ and 2gb of ram and crysis ran at 35 fps to my 25 fps on medium... But i still think i would see a good enough performance increase with my pc if i was to stick the 9600 gt ko in here. Lets see... i would have twice as fast video memory speed then i have now and about 100 mhz faster core clock on the 9600 befor i even overclock it. right now i got my core @ 580 from 400... and mem @ 930 from 700 stock.
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Ya i know i would see a pretty good performance increase with a dual core because i stuck my 7600 in one of my roomates pc with the 4200+ and 2gb of ram and crysis ran at 35 fps to my 25 fps on medium... But i still think i would see a good enough performance increase with my pc if i was to stick the 9600 gt ko in here. Lets see... i would have twice as fast video memory speed then i have now and about 100 mhz faster core clock on the 9600 befor i even overclock it. right now i got my core @ 580 from 400... and mem @ 930 from 700 stock.
Dude, what you just said made absolutely no sense. You cannot compare the clock and memory speeds between your 7600 and a 9600. They're COMPLETELY different cores..so you cannot think that way. Secondly...you're on a Socket 754. Be very careful if you're unsure about this....MOST Socket 754 motherboards were AGP based, not PCIe based. If you're lucky enough to have a PCIe based board, shoot for something that's going to give you the SAME performance increase with less money. Go for an 8600GT(s). You will NOT see any performance increase past that graphics card. You can slap in the 9600GT...but it'd perform exactly the same as an 8600 because your processor would be holding it back so badly. You also need more than a 450w PSU for those bigger cards. The 8800 and 9600's require a minimum of around 500w with around 20-25a on the 12v rail. Your best bet would be to upgrade your board, CPU, RAM, and PSU. That would give you way more performance increase than a GPU upgrade would.
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Uh , first off i wasnt "comparing the cores" , and second i think i would know the difference between pci-e and a agp slot... I have a pci-e slot btw... G**gle my mother board if you need proof...
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What he meant to say is that a "faster 100mhz core clock" does not mean the 9600GT is automatically better, (even though it is.) Look at the 3870 and the 8800GT. The 3870 clocks are very high, although the 8800GT still outperforms it.

And seriously, don't even think about running a 9600GT with a 3200+. Your CPU would give your video card hell.
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When you do decide to get a video card make sure to look at the egg's prices. I got the MSI 8800GT with the better cooler for $200 (after $20 rebate though, and I haven't had any experience with MSI rebates) EVGA is great for stepping up and RMA, but you can sometimes get another brand for $30 cheaper. A 8800gt at $200 or less makes it better than a 9600GT at $180 for sure. Either one will be significantly bottlenecked by your cpu though.
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post #28 of 35
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oh well , im definatly buying the 9600 gt on friday when i get paid... im sure ill see at least 10 more fps in game.
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oh well , im definatly buying the 9600 gt on friday when i get paid... im sure ill see at least 10 more fps in game.
You should see a substantial difference if you are currently running that 7600 in your sig.
    
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post #30 of 35
okay 9600gt > 7600gs, 8800gt 256, hd3850
9600gt < 8800gt 512, gts (g92), gtx, ultra, and 3870

price wise, it beats all of above said cards.

to the OP, your main problem is your cpu/mb combo. no matter what vid card you go with its going to drop your frames like crazy. any x2 and i mean any, will yield a significant fps increase.

in short, get a cpu and mb first, then worry about a vid card
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