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Poll Results: Is the 8800 worth it for a non gamer?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 33% of voters (18)
    Yes youre future proofing yourself
  • 58% of voters (31)
    No no point
  • 7% of voters (4)
    I hate computers and shouldnt be here
53 Total Votes  
post #11 of 28
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right never heard of ECS till now. Apparently they originated in Taiwan and took a while to come to America. Now there supposedly one of the largest motherboard manufactures in the world. So im not sure. It shows what brand names will do to us.
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post #12 of 28
Are you a dedicated NVidia worshiper? If you're not, a 2600XT would probably be on par/better than the 8600GT/GTS.
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ECA makes terrible motherboards and has terrible customer support. I'd never buy anything made by them.
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post #14 of 28
Try the HD3650. Its probably more than you but not excessive. You can fold on it too
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post #15 of 28
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Hmmm, well the only problem i see is with the 3650 is its using DDR2 and i was really hoping to go DDR3. Otherwise it looks like a great GPU that still might kick the 8600's a$$. Nope, not really a Nvidia fan just seems to be the one everyone talks about so always mentioned them first. So probaly gonna go with 2600XT which looks rock solid
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161174
Is this a good one? Got it cause of its extrea features. Never heard of that company though.


This Review is making me wonder though
http://www.techspot.com/review/66-ra...gts/page2.html
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Went with the X1950XT by Powercolor for 100. Thanks guys
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post #17 of 28
With how low the prices have gone down on them, there really isn't a reason not to get one, plus your future proofing yourself.
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post #18 of 28
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Yeah when I saw that a X1950PRO 256MB was the same price as that....wasnt a hard choice. And there were even some people saying how it is close to the 8800GTS 320 so I feel ive done good. The only thing that worries me is last night i ordered it and this morning it now says Deactivated Item. Lol maybe I got the last one? The only thing I see bad with this card is its DX9 but I dont plan on going to vista and anything but the 8800's suck at DX10 so why waste the money. Thanks again guys. A
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Originally Posted by thomasbu View Post
Yeah when I saw that a X1950PRO 256MB was the same price as that....wasnt a hard choice. And there were even some people saying how it is close to the 8800GTS 320 so I feel ive done good. The only thing that worries me is last night i ordered it and this morning it now says Deactivated Item. Lol maybe I got the last one? The only thing I see bad with this card is its DX9 but I dont plan on going to vista and anything but the 8800's suck at DX10 so why waste the money. Thanks again guys. A
The 8800's usually see a larger drop when going from DX9 to DX10. ATI's HD3 series doesn't have as huge a gap.
post #20 of 28
I think you made a great decision. The X1950 will just royally knock the pants off your old 8600 card. I think you'll be very happy with your purchase .
 
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