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Xfx Geforce 8800GS Pcie 384MB for $89.99 FREE SHIPPING!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listi...&condition=all
Yeah... that's the one with the bad fan and memory I'm talking about

Anyway...

Here's a cheap 9600GT you can get
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814261002

So yeah it's down to

Single slot vs Dual slot
eVGA's vs Palit
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So Should I get this

even though it does have certain cons like "bad memory" and a supposedly crazy loud fan?I think the price justifies the bads don't you think?
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So Should I get this Amazon.com: Xfx Geforce 8800GS Pcie 384MB DDR3 2PORT Dvi 580M: Electronics even though it does have certain cons like "bad memory" and a supposedly crazy loud fan?I think the price justifies the bads don't you think?
It depends what you value more

$20 or a card that isn't loud and can overclock better
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Uggghhhh this decision is killing me,should I save 20 bucks? or get a slightly better card but is also quieter???????
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I'm not sure it matters--is it going to be in your sig rig? If so, that P4 will likely horribly bottleneck any of the suggested cards, so you might as well just buy the cheapest one because, probably until you upgrade to a faster CPU, they'll all give the same performance. Will you be upgrading your CPU anytime soon? I'm not trying to be a pessimist, just a realist. But I'd steer clear of the "noisy and bad ram" 8800gs--you might regret that in the future...
    
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I already know that I'll be bottle necked so should I go for the EVGA 8800 GS or should I buy an e2180 for now and then upgrade vid later on?I would think that the 8800GS would give me the most improvement in games right?
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I already know that I'll be bottle necked so should I go for the EVGA 8800 GS or should I buy an e2180 for now and then upgrade vid later on?I would think that the 8800GS would give me the most improvement in games right?

I'd get the processor first.
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post #28 of 34
In that case, get the processor

A 7600GT can still handle a lot of stuff
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EDIT: Get the Processor First, THEN Upgrade the video
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post #30 of 34
Man get both! They both include FREE SHIPPING and you will see a world of difference for less than $200: $79.99 + $89.99 + tax = $184.43 after mail-in rebate.


http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listi...&condition=all


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116052

JUST DO IT! $184
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