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post #61 of 74
anythings better than that 7600gt. but a evga 9600gt on newegg would total to not much more $$.
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post #62 of 74
a 256mb higher end card will not sell for much, if he sells it later.
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post #63 of 74
well hes not gonna listen so let him get a 8800gs then 6-12months if he decides to get a bigger lcd he will need to buy another video card to play games at a decent res. Resell value of any 256meg card aint gonna be very good you would get more for any decent card with 512megs and the brands would not matter that much. Palit is a fairly new brand but if you look up reviews most thier cards rate very high.
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post #64 of 74
Yeah i'd get a cheapo 8800 GT or 9600 GT over a "branded" 8800 GS .......... the "cheapo" GTs WILL sell, the 8800 GS will lowball (kinda like a evga or xfx 7600 GT going for < $50)
post #65 of 74
EXACTLY! you guys know what you are talking about! help me talk some sense in to this guy. the 9600GT, even from EVGA, is only $150, and a very sweet deal. if he's set on evga, a 8800gt is way out of his price range at $190, but $150 for a 9600GT should be a no brainer.
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post #66 of 74
In this case he will get what he pays for...
post #67 of 74
Get the 8800GS it overclocks like hell and its sitting under $100 MIR. I got like 11000 in 3DMark06.
post #68 of 74
8800gs is AMAZING i got a 9700 in 3dmark 06 w/ a build i did w/ a wolfdale comp. as long as you get the EVGA version because the xfx version only got a 8600
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post #69 of 74
Hey, how about this card on newegg? Its the EVGA 8800 GTS and its $144.99. You'll be way happier with it in the long run and its only a little more $$ for more performance.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130082

Or the open box MSI 8800 GTS for $99.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16814127328R

If you don't like open box the card is regularly $139.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127328
post #70 of 74
The 8800GS is not that long. Dont get the 8800GTS 320MB. I can play Crysis all High with no AA and get a constant 25FPS on the benchmark test. 8800GS has a significant lower power consumption than the 8800GTS 320MB.
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