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This GPU, 8800GT from PALiT. Never heard of PALiT. Sports 1g GDDR3, 650MHz core, and is only 149.99 after MIR...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814261012

I like the sounds of it, but I'm not sure if this brand is reputable.
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yeah its a good deal, but i would wait 1 more week for the new cards to come, and Palit is a good company
    
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Never heard of that company before
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Pailt is a good budget card make.
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Palit is pretty good. But never tryed it though. It seems alright I guess.
 
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Ended up buying this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150252

EDIT

Hmmm... After further browsing, I'm wondering if I should have bought a different card. This card is originally $210, quite expensive imo... So, I think 149.99 MIR is quite a steal..

Anyway, what I'm seeing now is this 9600GT which beats the 8800GT by 100MHz in Core and Memory clock, but has half (64) the stream processors the 8800GT has (128). I'm not sure what the stream processor's job is. I did some googling, but couldn't find a straight answer. I assume more is better.

I know a lot more about CPU's than I do about GPUs, which leads me to wonder why some cards have the same clocks/speeds and yet one will be ~50$ or so more expensive. Should I have gotten the 9600GT? I'm leaning on no...

One last question. Which is better, the 9800GX2, or the 8800GTX. I hear a lot about the 9800's sucking. From what I understand they are basically just 8800's. Was it a total failure for nvidia?
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