Cool. That's what my instincts told me, but I can't rely on my lack of education.
Anyway, I just want to get back on track, so check this out:
As before, I'm trying to learn as much as I can from the good people here at OCN.
I've finally narrowed my budget down to the last penny. I learned that I cannot get the 8800GS yet, so I'll stick with my original plans to upgrade later, and just go with the best my budget will allow right now, while acquiring the best bang and quality for my buck.
So, here's the NewEgg comparison page of four 8600GTS cards
. There's one BFG, two MSI's, and one EVGA which has the Step-Up Program (but I don't like that I'll be without a card while I wait for them to ship me a new one.. but then again, patience usually pays off, right?...)
I'm not going to be doing any hard-core gaming on this. The most demanding game I currently own is Tron 2.0 (but I haven't played my copy on my own computer yet). I'm guessing that once I put my build together and start using it, I'll probably want to play games that are a little more demanding, but still... The other thing I will be doing is watching dvd movies, copying dvd's (and of course cd's), and the rest is your typical use like e-mail, web browsing, watching high quality internet videos like movie trailors, and the drum videos over on drummerworld.com (which I haven't been able to watch on this pc since they started requiring Quicktime7).
One of the things I'm wondering is, if I "never" upgrade, which one of these
is the best value (quality + bang) for my buck? Or rather, if you had to choose between these four
, and only these four
, and had to use it for the next 6 months to a year doing the things above, which one would you get?
Money is no object with these four choices
that I've narrowed it down to. I need some serious education and help here. I appreciate it all so much.