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Originally Posted by Outcasst View Post
If money is NOT a concern, then get the 9800GTX.
If money was not a concern, the OP may as well pick up a 780i motherboard and two 9800GX2's. But out of the three cards he listed, go for the 8800GTS 512MB. It's practically the exact same card, and has been proven to perform within 5% of the 9800GTX (for around $75 less). You could even use the ~75 bucks you'll save over the 9800GTX to get yourself some faster RAM (and probably still have cash left over). That would be much more cost effective.
    
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Does the GPU usually draw amps from 1 rail or 2 ?, i mean if 1 rail isnt enough will it draw from the secend rail?
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I would imagine there would be a bottleneck on the GTS 512 if you got it. Seems silly if you only want to run the card at 1024x768. The 8800GT would be your best bet, either that or a 9600GT. Your E6600 would bottleneck it I'm sure.
At 1024x768, yeah his CPU would be a limiting factor in many games.

However, even at moderate resolutions, with the eye candy all the way up, the GPU will be the limiting factor, even with a modest CPU.

My chip is only moderately faster than a stock E6600, and I am WAY more GPU limited with an 8800GTS 512 (that has 20% OC on the core) than I am CPU limited.
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Gts 512 Ftw
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dont mean to jack the thread but since you are discussing how a e6600 will b-neck a GTS.. I have a e6600 at 3.4 on a 680i and what not.. will that still b-neck it.. if so how high would i have to go b4 it wouldnt?
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