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post #21 of 36
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Ok
looks like the HIS HD2600XT 512MB Cc 830MHz/Mc 1920MHz 70$ wins for the card.




Looks like the Seagate barracuda is an ok drive. There are some WD's with the same specs at that price also. Since i've had a bad experience with the ONLY seagate drive i've owned(quantum) i'll have to take ya'lls word. I will add that the couple 40g WD's i have have been running non stop for 4+ years without a hiccup(1 in a garage and other in a hella dusty environment).

Speak now or i will blame you...
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post #22 of 36
save your money and buy something that is worth buying
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post #23 of 36
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At this time my money is tight due to issues that are out of my hands so this is the MAX of what i have to spend and i've been looking forward to building a better box for a while. Hopefully i can get something better later but for now i want the best the money i have can get.
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post #24 of 36
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Looks like it's to late to make a order so give me some feed back before tomorrow morning


Please and thank you

Edit: AMD please forgive me i know not what i do....

I ran by this test( 2600XT vr's 8600gt (oc???) that shows the 256 version of the HIS card i'm looking at getting smoked on some test and others it come back with a vengeance. So would the 512 HIS card to better? Would newer drivers make the 2600xt stand out? There is a ASUS GeForce 8600 GTS 256MB Cc 675MHz/Mc 2000MHz 70$ also?
Edited by junkxp - 5/30/08 at 1:40pm
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post #25 of 36
Save $30 more and get a 8800GS or a HD3850. Both of those cards smoke all of those cards that the OP listed for only $30 more.
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post #26 of 36
Get this GDDR4 2600XT (If you don't mind a rebate)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...064&Tpk=2600XT
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post #27 of 36
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Well i went with the HIS HD2600XT 512MB Cc 830MHz/Mc 1920MHz 70$, hope i made the right choice by picking it over the ASUS GeForce 8600 GTS 256MB Cc 675MHz/Mc 2000MHz for 70$.
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post #28 of 36
You have 70$ what do you buy?nothing i donate it to a member of ocn
post #29 of 36
I'd go with the cheapest 2600xt
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post #30 of 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by QuickS View Post
Save $30 more and get a 8800GS or a HD3850. Both of those cards smoke all of those cards that the OP listed for only $30 more.
/agree

But if you cant save anymore money Junk, just get the 2600xt 512, because while the 8600gt may beat it in SOME game tests, you said your going to be watching movies more often, and the 512mb of ram, and the built in HDCP/avivo functions of the 2600 will help out a lot

If you can, try finding a 3650 512 for the same price. They're even better with movies.
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