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Old October 23, 2007, 06:58 PM
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GTX 768Mb is too much for my budget... as for the GTS 320Mb, I already have the same in my ncix cart, but the XFX version with a 30$ MIR.

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Old October 23, 2007, 07:01 PM
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What monitor are you using? And the choice of the 2900 XT seems fine to me. Might as well give the underdog a shot.
This HP 22". Buy HP w2207 22-inch Widescreen Flat-Panel Monitor(RK282AA#ABA) direct from the HP Home & Home Office Store.
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Old October 23, 2007, 07:23 PM
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the 320 should do you fine for now but the extra ram in the 640mb card will be a bit more future proof.
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Old October 23, 2007, 07:44 PM
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I would say try and get the 640MB version if possible to fit in your budget, otherwise the 320MB card isn't bad, REALISTILCLY I recommend waiting for the 8800GT to be released soon, suppsto be faster that the 8800 GTS, slower than GTX thou, and cheaper than both to boot! I think they are coming early November if I remember correctly
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People that do not own a 2900 XT should not talk about them or their performance based on some biased reviews on the web. It games like a monster for me @ 1920X1200. Don't believe the crap you read. But if you're not gaming, why bother with a high end ANY brand card.
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Old October 23, 2007, 07:49 PM
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8800GT? I have to check this out. And no, I won't be gaming much with the card. I simply have 400$ to spend, and finally have a video card to match the quality parts of my rig. It would be my very first high-end card.

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I would say try and get the 640MB version if possible to fit in your budget, otherwise the 320MB card isn't bad, REALISTILCLY I recommend waiting for the 8800GT to be released soon, suppsto be faster that the 8800 GTS, slower than GTX thou, and cheaper than both to boot! I think they are coming early November if I remember correctly
Just in time where I sell my rig :D, and yeah you should be fine on the 320MB man , maybe you'd have to chop the AA at some point or something else but you should be able to game right with the 320.
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Yeah I have a 320mb card and I can play CS:S @ 1920 x 1200 with 16AA and 16AF maxed with about 70fps-90fps. All games maxed. World in conflict is one of the only games I have it struggles with. And that I run at 1680 x 1050. So it is a nice card. But wait for the 8800GT. It is suppose to be around $280 and will have 512 mb of ram.
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Old October 23, 2007, 09:07 PM
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If you're looking for a cheap 8800gts 640mb, Tigerdirect.ca is selling an XFX one for pretty cheap (including rebate though XD) XFX GeForce 8800 GTS Extreme Video Card - FREE Lost Planet: Extreme Condition PC Game, 640MB DDR3, PCI Express, SLI Ready, (Dual Link) Dual DVI, HDTV, Video Card PVT80GTHE4 in Canada at TigerDirect.ca
I'd say thats a pretty good card for its price.
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If you're planning to run higher resolutions I would opt for the 640mb model.

BTW tigerdirect.ca has XfX 8800 GTS extreme 640 mb card for $329 plus you get a free game.Link
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