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post #21 of 43
I recommend this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127333

This 9600GT has higher clock speed than the other 9600GT and it comes with a good fan

Or get this 8800GTS 512MB (it comes with a free game and cost only $199 after MIR)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127325
post #22 of 43
I'd recommend starting up with a EVGA 8800GT or EVGA 8800GTS, then if your budget allows for it, stepping up within 90 days.

My 8800GT was a great card, but stepping up to a 9800 GX2 for $330 was well worth it.
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post #23 of 43
you can get the Toxic 3870

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102732

they supposedly have really good single slotted coolers
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If I Overclock a HD3870 will it be as fast as a 8800GT?
Say 875 Core, 1200 mem?
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post #26 of 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kamikaze127 View Post
If I Overclock a HD3870 will it be as fast as a 8800GT?
Say 875 Core, 1200 mem?
that would take u to about the same as the 8800GT. If ure willing to pencil/vmod, then u may be able to go 1Ghz Vcore and ull come close to an 8800GTS 512MB.
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post #27 of 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by vuxdu View Post
you can get the Toxic 3870

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102732

they supposedly have really good single slotted coolers
That's not a bad card for $195, but I'd forgo that for a higher performing 8800GT 512MB which is $200 ($180 after MIR).

EDIT: And the "you can overclock the HD3870 to match the 8800GT" idea is mostly a fallacy - because you can also overclock the 8800GT.
    
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post #28 of 43
Out of those 3, the best performance comes from the 8800gt.
If you get Galaxy's 8800gt, you will be able to overclock it to 8800gtx levels, easily.
    
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post #29 of 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by Iconoclast View Post
If you get Galaxy's 8800gt, you will be able to overclock it to 8800gtx levels, easily.
Even if that is true (which it might be), I believe this is better:

"If you get Galaxy's 8800gt, you will may be able to overclock it to 8800gtx STOCK levels."

Remember - 8800GTX's overclock, also.
    
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post #30 of 43
this

end of story

DONE

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127329
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