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Poll Results: Which GPU shoud I get?

 
  • 53% (41)
    8800GTS 320MB
  • 15% (12)
    3850 256MB
  • 18% (14)
    Just keep my 7950GT
  • 12% (10)
    Other (please specify)
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post #51 of 55
the 3850 is newer and supports DX10.1 if that matters to you.
Not to mention less power hungry and probably quieter than a 8800GTS 320.
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post #52 of 55
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Originally Posted by Kamikaze127 View Post
the 3850 is newer and supports DX10.1 if that matters to you.
Not to mention less power hungry and probably quieter than a 8800GTS 320.
I dare you to give me an example where DX10.1 is needed or even really desired for anything.... lol.

Yes, the 3850 will consume less power than a G80 8800GTS G80. But, if your PSU is already capable of handling the G80 then that won't matter. (The OP has a 650W Antec True Power, which should be more than enough.)

The G80's coolers are relatively quiet and very effective. The only possible drawback is they are almost all dual-slot coolers. Only if that matters to you.
    
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post #53 of 55
I don't have time to read other recomendations, but relying on my own experience 320mb 8800GTS is a great card. I run Crysis at medium settings (all stock clocks , read my signature) and I'm more than happy for now. Yes I would like to get anotherone for SLI but this isn't happening anytime soon. (I paid $320 for mine back in August) so you are getting a hell of a deal here.
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Why not a 9600gt you can get them for 169 and some under 150 with rebates.
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Originally Posted by Bal3Wolf View Post
Why not a 9600gt you can get them for 169 and some under 150 with rebates.
That's what I suggested, but I think the OP is convinced there's some sort of inherent flaw with the 9600GT or something...

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Originally Posted by mrtn400 View Post
I've heard nothing but bad things about the 9600GT so it's out, and the 3870 is $40 more. I really want to keep things under $150 if I can because I get a new GPU every 5-7 months.

I'll still think about the 3870 though.
Sure, I think there were initially a few problems with a handful of cards. I haven't heard of all these complaints myself actually. Even if you do get a bad card by chance, they're all covered under warranty to at least work properly from the get-go. Any kinks in the design/manufacture are probably worked out by now anyway. But whatever, it's his money.
    
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