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Alright I am having a bit of a tough time deciding what to do. I have 200 bucks and through overclock.net I would be able to get an 8800gts 512 for 160 shipped. Then I would be able to buy a game and a mic with the money leftover. However that 200 is enough to buy a 4850, but I have an sli mobo, what should I do
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somebody please help
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post #3 of 15
At your resolution gts 512 would be plenty and you could sli if you ever get a bigger monitor
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alright, but what about the whole dx10.1 issue, would that be a moot point in the future, or is it something really important?
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post #5 of 15
Unless you plan on getting a larger monitor (1280x1024 is small), any card will do. At that resolution even most midrange cards can max all the games out there.

I would recommend an 8800GT, unless you plan on getting a new monitor sometime in the future, which I would then say a 4850.
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yes, im planning on getting a 16xx x 1xxx widescreen monitor

(can't remember what the resolution numbers are)
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I dont know of any games taht actually support 10.1 except assasins creed but they took it out with a patch. I know blizzard plans to use but its not certain as to the future of it. I guess it would depend on how much influence ati can gain with dvelo9pers since nvidia still has most of it.
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post #8 of 15
10.1 Games will still play fine with a DX10 card, its just if the card is 10.1 it'll get a performance boost. And you will miss out on some 10.1 effects "IF" the developer puts them in. But it would never make the game unplayable and probably not really note worthy unless your a pretty graphics freak

As someone said earlier, if you don't plan on getting a bigger monitor go with the 8800GTS. You can always SLI it in the future if you need to.
 
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post #9 of 15
pretty much any 8800 series 512MB will do you right.......all depends on your budget......plus you can SLI later if you want......
    
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post #10 of 15
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thanks everyone, rep +
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