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post #1 of 25
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hey pros, I am looking for a video card that meets my needs but I cant decide which one !!

1: I am not a hardcore overclocker so all I need is a video card that doesnt need a v-mod to overclock it to the next level.

2: I am a online mmorpg player.

3: I have only $300 left for this card.

any recommendation will be highly appreciated.
    
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post #2 of 25
a 9800gtx can be had at newegg for $299

here is an 8800gts for $224 after MIR http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130325


edit: any of these would work well for you Link
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post #3 of 25
$200ish? definitely 8800GTS 512 meg
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post #4 of 25
9800 gtx is not really much different from the 8800GTS. definitely not $80 different.
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post #5 of 25
If you say $300, then I'd say the 9800GTX:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130339

If you say a bit less, say around $200, then I'd say the 8800GTS 512MB (G92):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814134037
    
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post #6 of 25
Imo 8800GTS 512 is the best bang for your buck in the $200 range or even 2x 9600GT in SLI. I wouldn't recommend the 9800GTX since the premium you pay over a single GTS or heck even 2x 9600SLI isn't worth it performance wise.
    
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post #7 of 25
I dont know why people recoment 9800GTX at all. Sure it can clock higher but not worth the price difference with the 8800GTS. People should show nvidia that they need to get there cards going buy not gettin 9800GTX.
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post #8 of 25
I heard, IIRC, the MMORPG players need more memory than 512. Isn't there some 3870's with 1Gb in them, and no I don't mean the 3870X2.

Something like this. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814103057
    
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post #9 of 25
8800GTS @ $220 or 8800GT 512 @ $175, its up to you, but the $45 wont buy you too much more performance.
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post #10 of 25
8800GT or 8800GTS 512.

The 9800GTX is simply an overclocked 8800GTS, not worth the cash. (Anyway, for the price of a 9800GTX you can get 2 3870s, which will beat it.)
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