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Hey everybody, im about to build a new computer in the summer. My problem is i know everything im going to get except for my g-card. Im building it for gaming so its going to be watercooled and i dont need to worry about heat. I am also going to spend alot of money on the g-card so dont worry about the price. I want it to be a Nvidia card so please give me Nvidia card. Thank you!
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The Nvidia GTX 280 series is coming in June. I would definently get that, it will be known as the 9900 GTX and is hyped to obliterate any GPU today. Thats what I am getting.
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Depending on your budget:

8800GT - $200
8800GTS 512mb - $260
9800GTX - $300
9800GX2 - $525

Those are all rough prices, give or take $20-$30. All of those cards are good choices, it just depends on how much money you want to spend.
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Originally Posted by noob eater4726 View Post
The Nvidia GTX 280 series is coming in June. I would definently get that, it will be known as the 9900 GTX and is hyped to obliterate any GPU today.
actually, i think they switched the name from 9900gtx to gtx 280
   
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actually, i think they switched the name from 9900gtx to gtx 280
You mean they totally switched the name to GTX 280? So, I guess this is their way of a simpler naming system?
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In the category of graphics cards, the best and brightest changes almost weekly. You should stop back just before ordering and ask again, because by then the benchmarks will be in concerning the latest cards and people here will have a better grip on what is "best bang for the buck".

I'm getting a new card in less than a month (very high end) and I am not even bothering to shop yet.
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Depending on your budget:

8800GT - $200
8800GTS 512mb - $260
9800GTX - $300
9800GX2 - $525

Those are all rough prices, give or take $20-$30. All of those cards are good choices, it just depends on how much money you want to spend.
8800GT's run for as little as $170, the GTS's can run for $220, and then a $50 rebate.

I wouldn't get the GX2, it's a waste of money with the GTX 260 or the GTX 280 just around the corner. I would buy a 8800GT from EVGA ($190) and then stepup (within 90 days) to the new GTX 260 or 280.
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ok well i think i will do the new card coming out then.. thx ppl
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ok well i think i will do the new card coming out then.. thx ppl
good choice since the new cards are so close for launch
    
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the 4870 will come out soon and its gonna be better than any nvidia card
    
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