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Ahh, I have owned every ati/amd card that was top two teir since the 4890, something about them just doesnt work right.
I would not suggest them to an enemy when the other option does the same so much easier.

your petty comments will not sway my fanboyness determination tongue.gif
    
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Ha ha ha.

For me I was Nvidia fanboy for many years till the HD6850 purchase. Now I just research to find the best performers at the price range that I'm purchasing at.

And I was Intel till the socket 939 days. After socket 939, I just went for what I can afford which was an AM2 board + Sempron. Year later, I pgraded to a better CPU. Then months later upgraded to a better board that was compatibile to that CPU. Then I upgraded to a better CPU again.
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I should have put an annotation there, my results were specifically for games I play.

I am not even remotely a fan boy. Nor will you see me really pushing people toward one or the other, usually suggesting that people buy what they need. It has just been in my experience, that amd does poorer in the game I play, driver crashes a plenty, and I cannot stand the way their AA looks in a lot of games. Some games, I have gotten really bad image blurring, and the depth of field is always messed up.

Heres a picture I just made up, of video card progression. Its missing my first d.i.y computer, as I did not have a digital camera at that time. It was a 9500gt, which I then sli'd. The picture is also missing a 5870 I had for like 3 weeks. Pictures of the 6970 xfire set up I had for near a week. And about 10 other video cards I had at some point in the last few years. I skipped the gtx200 series outside of a gtx 260 I still have, that is the 55nm 216core, and I skipped the gtx 400 series, both of which I used either my 4890 or 5770 through.
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All things considered, I have physically owned, and used pretty much every main stream high end card that has come out since the 4890/280 series cards. For me, nvidia takes the bag. I do not care what benchmarks say, you can argue that out all that you want to. In my real world experience I will chooose to use nvidia. When amd released a card, that actually does better in games that I play, I will be using amd. When nvidia makes a better card for the games that I am playing, I will use nvidia.

Choosing to side with one brand, is not what I do. So, again
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I am not a fan of amd anything. I have no opinion on it.

If you have any questions, about the performance of any of the cards you see a picture of, I would be more than happy to tell you about my experience with each, and could even give you a comparison as to what you may or may not be interested in buying.
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Wow.

I still have all my cards I've ever owned. Probably about 10 or so. And they date back to pre-AGP days. tongue.gif
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I usually sell things to upgrade. I get this upgrade itch, every time something new is around the corner. The 4890 I still have, because the fan broke, and I never figured out how to get the right tri-mount fan ordered. The 260 I sold, then a week or so after I sold it, the guy I sold it asked for the money back, because it started to blue screen. Its in full working order, but I figured he didnt like its performance or something. Didnt want to bother selling it again.

I believe, you hace been in this game much longer than I have though.

Which brings me to this question.

Do you guys know anything about sound cards?

I have been doing a little bit of research, and this is what I have come up with.

The asus dg, is pretty much a headphone amp, with a decent dac, but will be better than onboard. The d1 and dx have amps built in, but have much better sound than onboard, and much better sound than the dg as well. The ds1 is very similar in hardware to the dx, but the d1 is pci, while the dx is pci-ex4. These three are basically what I have been looking at. I have not delved into creatives stuff, and everything seems to point in the direction that the stuff m-audo makes is generally just a small step above onboard, but allows for better/different controllers to work with your pc, so it was out of the question.

Those things considered. I am using a qinpu q-2, which is a pretty low end, hybrid tube pre amp, with digital power amp. The sound is honestly, pretty good, however, I continuously read that having a proper d.a.c. would propel the sound to a much clearer, better listening experience. I want to spend less that $200 ideally, which pretty much nixes out all stand alone d.a.c. units. I am trying to avoid any of the dac/amp combos that you see a lot, namely Fiio, as I already have an amp, that I prefer the sound compared to the Fiio stuff.

I am pretty sure that the d1 is the way I am going to go, but wanted to know if you guys knew anything that I didnt.
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Yeah I get all dreamy when new stuff comes out. But really I'm still playing on a 900 res. monitor. I do hope to make the monitor my next major upgrade though.

As for sound cards, I'm of no help. The last card I bought was a PCI Sound Blaster X Fi Fatal1ty Xtreme Gamer back when Fatal1ty just started putting names on products. It was like $10 more than the non-named one. Back then the difference between that and on board was night and day. Today, not so much. I have it sitting in a box now. Mostly because the driver they have for it is old.

So on-board sound has been good enough for us for now.
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I'm sitting here drooling over your selection or history of video cards jesusboots! Yeah like I said I"m an AMD fanboy and will be, but mostly when it comes to CPU's....GPU's I go either way wink.gif

I can't speak to the sound card, the last two motherboards I've had both have optical audio and support 5.1 or 7.1.

So the laptop I'm looking at getting and replacing my gaming daily driver is this:
www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834152348 (Jesusboots, yes it does have a GTX660m in it tongue.gif)

And the review:
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-MSI-GE70-i547W7H-Notebook.76785.0.html
Wrong review lol
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I thought the points were based on the project itself. Why when Carlos and Donkey are on the same projects yet they're yielding different amount of points?
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There are differences, run/clone/gen.
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Oh! I never noticed that!
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