Very, very soon I am going to get my computer upgrades because... heh funny thing my dad is going to visit his relatives in China and Vietnam so while he's gone (2 weeks) I'm going to get my parts and install them. I'm sure he won't notice anything different about my computer. He's been the one thing that's been preventing me from upgrading the past two months when I finally had the money.. He's a pretty traditional, strict Asian parent who grew up in a family of farmers so he's not into technology . Anyways since the 9600gt just came out and it's doing pretty good against the 3870, nearing it's performance by a few fps once the AA filters were on, I'm not sure whether to get a 9600gt or 3870. I was planning on getting a HIS 3870 ICEQ3 (260 CAD) but my local store just started selling 9600gt's for 189 CAD. I really do not like single slot designs since they basically warm up the entire case and I googled what kinda temps people were getting on a 3870 ICEQ3 and found out they were getting a max temp of 56-66C load. I would really appreciate any advice that would sway me to either side.
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2/26/08 at 7:21pm