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I'm selling my last 3870x2 and moving away from high-end gaming parts, but I'd like to have a reasonable graphics card in case the mood strikes (or when Starcraft 2 comes out).

Right now I'm looking for something in the budget range of around $150ish give or take. Obviously, the 8800GT comes to mind. Now the GT is better than the GTS, correct? And I have a 24" monitor, so the 512MB version of the GT would be the proper version to get, ay? All suggestions welcome.

I'm new to nvidia cards if you can't tell.

Here's the GT I'm considering:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125088

This seems to be the best card for the price. And how's the 9600GT perform?
Edited by ElMikeTheMike - 5/19/08 at 3:42pm
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Yep the 8800GT 512 would be the best choice for that budget right there,plus its extremely good card and it will last for a long time.
 
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Yep the 8800GT 512 would be the best choice for that budget right there,plus its extremely good card and it will last for a long time.
Yea that seems to be the case. Now I'm just confused with the 9600GT. Spec wise the cards seems identical and they cost about the same.
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The 8800GT is still better than the 9600GT you can see it,Go for the 8800GT since it has more shader power (112 Shaders Vs 9600GT's 64 Shaders)
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Anth0789 View Post
The 8800GT is still better than the 9600GT you can see it,Go for the 8800GT since it has more shader power (112 Shaders Vs 9600GT's 64 Shaders)
Agreed. 8800GT is better.

http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/129...ted/index.html
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You could always get a single 3870. I found that they are great for casual games. They are in the $150 range now.
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even a 9600gt would be fine
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id get it. does it has the gamer hud feature go for it
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whats HUD about?

As far as the 9600GT only have so many stream processors, there's this card that says it has 112: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...358&Tpk=9600gt

Is that jsut a typo?
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