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    3870
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    9600gt
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post #1 of 55
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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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post #2 of 55
One word: The 9600GT. The 9600GT has 90% of the performance of the 8800GT.
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Well you can get a AC Accelero pretty cheap and slap on a fan and it will cool the 9600GT magnificently.
    
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3870
    
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me too, im thinkin between 3870 and 9600 gt, their price range is almost the same +- 50 bucks, which one could handle more?
    
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post #6 of 55
3870
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One word: The 9600GT. The 9600GT has 90% of the performance of the 8800GT.
ok but can it handle crysis on high? i think the 9600gt and the 3870 could
    
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The 3870 Handles crysis on high w/ the DX9 very high mod, and the natural mod at the same time. It does drop to 6fps some times, kinda often but its good enuff where i can deal w/ it.~24 fps average.
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post #9 of 55
It's a toss up really. It's still too early to say for sure, but early reviews place both of these cards very close on average. Price wise they are also pretty much the same. So at the end it will come down to preference (what "team" you like better, what drivers you like working with the most, availability of the cards in your area, warranty from sellers, etc.)
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post #10 of 55
9600GT if you want to play with AA and AF its like 70CAD cheaper just oc the crap out of it and you will be getting close to 8800GT performance
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