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Hi all. I an thinking of upgrading again. The idea is that I will take most of the stuff outa the sig rig and put it in a small cute case for the wife.

Then I will build a new rig for me with some of Sig rig scavenged parts and a new MoBo/CPU/ram and fast HD combo. I will be keeping 500GB of the old hd, and some of the other parts.

So what I want to do now is spend my $237.20 USD now. I was thinking of a Vid card and/or a sound card or both

I have had a 6600, 7600 and now an 8600, so a 9600 appeals. But maybe its time for a bigger second # and some more letters, like a 9800GTX2 (sic)

And that brings us to the age old question. Do I 9600, HD3870 or the 8800GT. Or wait and spend more on a HD3870 X2 or 9800???

And it has to be a pay pal transaction shipped to Taiwan. I got exactly $237.20 left and I want to clean it out before the USA goes broke.
 
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8800GT, you can find them for < $200 USD right now.
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I'd go for an 8800GT also. If you don't game much the 9600GT is looking alright also.
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8800 is definately best bang-for buck
plus if you look around on newegg they have them for less than $200
    
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I agree, 8800GT is the way to go for ~200 bucks. It generally performs better than the 9600GT and HD3870.

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I got exactly $237.20 left and I want to clean it out before the USA goes broke.
    
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8800gt512.
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I got exactly $237.20 left and I want to clean it out before the USA goes broke.

We go down everyone goes down.
I won't comment on the currency disparity in your part of the world or I might be treading on a "Political Statement."

Anyway, just withdraw the funds and wait out the new 98xx that will likely cause the earlier series to drop in price.
Or, just grab the best 8800 series you can.
    
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Originally Posted by pbpenguins412 View Post
8800gt512.
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Originally Posted by Choggs396 View Post
I agree, 8800GT is the way to go for ~200 bucks. It generally performs better than the 9600GT and HD3870.

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Originally Posted by imabie06 View Post
8800 is definately best bang-for buck
plus if you look around on newegg they have them for less than $200
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Originally Posted by Carlin View Post
I'd go for an 8800GT also. If you don't game much the 9600GT is looking alright also.
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Originally Posted by grunion View Post
8800GT, you can find them for < $200 USD right now.

Except that not everyone lives in the US, you have to remember that the cheapest the rest of the world can get an 8800GT is $230.

You should be able to get a 9600GT or HD 3870, but I have no idea where you could find a place that ships to Taiwan.
    
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