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If I can run Crysis like I want on a 9600GT, I'll probably go for that, as it is cheaper (by about £30 round here), and the cooling is much better.

I don't understand why AA is such a big deal - it's been around for years, I would have thought these modern cards had it sorted by now!?!? I'll cope with 2x I guess, I'll put it to 4x on the older stuff.
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who said the cooling was better. The 8800gt and the 9600gt use the same heatsink.
    
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The 2 slot vs 1 slot thing - doesn't that make for better airflow?
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Yeah but only special 9600s have double slot coolers and they cost more than a normal 8800gt
    
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Bottom line is the 8800GT's will smash the 9600GT's. Like I said before I can MAX out Crysis and run it smoothly on very high settings, so if you just want to play Crysis maxed out get my signature system and your gtg...lol. Seriously tho get the 8800's because they will definitely get you there and you can always add the 2nd for more performance, and like was said before they aren't much more than the 9600's
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If I can run Crysis like I want on a 9600GT, I'll probably go for that, as it is cheaper (by about £30 round here), and the cooling is much better.

I don't understand why AA is such a big deal - it's been around for years, I would have thought these modern cards had it sorted by now!?!? I'll cope with 2x I guess, I'll put it to 4x on the older stuff.


Dude, you won't even be able to use 2x AA on crysis if you run on high. I run my rig at 1440x900 all high and I get like mid 20's to low 30's in frames. But if you are really wanting a good video card, get a galaxy 8800gt and overclock it. It will spank a 9600gt because you can clock the 8800gt much higher.
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Bottom line is the 8800GT's will smash the 9600GT's. Like I said before I can MAX out Crysis and run it smoothly on very high settings, so if you just want to play Crysis maxed out get my signature system and your gtg...lol. Seriously tho get the 8800's because they will definitely get you there and you can always add the 2nd for more performance, and like was said before they aren't much more than the 9600's
they're like $30-$40+ more, that's still a lot in my opinion
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Bottom line is the 8800GT's will smash the 9600GT's. Like I said before I can MAX out Crysis and run it smoothly on very high settings, so if you just want to play Crysis maxed out get my signature system and your gtg...lol. Seriously tho get the 8800's because they will definitely get you there and you can always add the 2nd for more performance, and like was said before they aren't much more than the 9600's
Thank God lol
Step 1: Buy a normal 8800 GT over slightly overclocked 9600 GT
Step 2: Laugh at how much better the card runs than the 9600.
Step 3: Take 15 minutes and overclock/100% fan speed your "normal" 8800 GT
Step 4: Laugh even more as the performance difference continues to widen.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150280
Huzzah for $130 8800 GT with better cooling than normal.
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Dude, you won't even be able to use 2x AA on crysis if you run on high. I run my rig at 1440x900 all high and I get like mid 20's to low 30's in frames. But if you are really wanting a good video card, get a galaxy 8800gt and overclock it. It will spank a 9600gt because you can clock the 8800gt much higher.
Hmm, that's weak but I guess that's Crysis for you *lol*
I'm gonna go with the 8800GT, and see what I can get out of it. Cheers for the help guys, will let you know how it goes
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