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thankss for the replies.. it looks like the differences, for my own needs arent huge, and unimportant for the time being, so ive opted for the 9800XT...

im getting the 9800XT for 75 CAD (im in canada), and the X1600 i was able to get for 200 flat..
Good choice dude. The difference in performance is not worth the extra $125 Canadian imo. I think you'll be quite happy with the 9800XT for the price you're paying for it and with a half-decent o/c and the latest drivers you'll have a good gaming experience too.

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post #22 of 25
Yeah, the 9800XT is still a pretty good deal these days, as it was the top of the line three years ago. Like people said, slap an after-market cooler and that thing should have no trouble overclocking.
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Yes it has to be said that the 9800 was a great card and still is in some ways.
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Hi, i had just one more question before i get my card... i heard some things might go wrong if im switching from an nVidia card to the ATi since they got seperate drivers...

how would i go about installing the new card.. i know how to remove the old drivers and software but i just wanted to make sure if there's anything more to it??

thanks
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Originally Posted by G35Coupe
Hi, i had just one more question before i get my card... i heard some things might go wrong if im switching from an nVidia card to the ATi since they got seperate drivers...

how would i go about installing the new card.. i know how to remove the old drivers and software but i just wanted to make sure if there's anything more to it??

thanks
Before you remove your old g-card use a progrma called ''Driver cleaner'' TO remove all of the nvidia drivers form your system. Then install your card and ATI drivers and your done.
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