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Old June 12, 2008, 03:56 PM
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i have a 22 inch wide screen monitor
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Old June 12, 2008, 06:45 PM
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Whichever card you buy will run CounterStrike at 140+ FPS.

Depends on your budget, and how often you plan to upgrade your card. You could get a 8800GT for about $150 plus tax (see members specials), a 8800GTS512 for the $230 range, and a 9800GTX for about $270. Those prices are this week. The new Nvidia cards drop on the 16th, prices may fall on the existing line-up. The new ATI cards release on the 23rd, they may be worth looking at depending on your wallet size.

If you're looking at something good for a couple of years, spend all you can afford. But the 8800GT and 8800GTS512 will run almost everything out now at highest res and detail on a 22" monitor.

My $.02. At least you're asking questions before you buy.
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Old June 12, 2008, 07:27 PM
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Whichever card you buy will run CounterStrike at 140+ FPS.

Depends on your budget, and how often you plan to upgrade your card. You could get a 8800GT for about $150 plus tax (see members specials), a 8800GTS512 for the $230 range, and a 9800GTX for about $270. Those prices are this week. The new Nvidia cards drop on the 16th, prices may fall on the existing line-up. The new ATI cards release on the 23rd, they may be worth looking at depending on your wallet size.

If you're looking at something good for a couple of years, spend all you can afford. But the 8800GT and 8800GTS512 will run almost everything out now at highest res and detail on a 22" monitor.

My $.02. At least you're asking questions before you buy.
Funny how I have a powerful system (been waiting to upgrade GPU) and I play A LOT of CS:S and some older games. Still love to lan some older games like Age of Empires 2 or Starcraft, etc.

Anyways personally the 8800 GT is the better deal as the 8800 GTS 512mb isn't that much of a jump for the price.
But If you can wait, wait like 2 weeks.
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Old June 12, 2008, 07:31 PM
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alright thanks for all the great info, I ordered the 9800gtx 512mb because i want a good card that will last for a while so i got some extra money and just went for it. I hop it was the right choice, but i did get it for $245.00 after 30 dollar mail in rebait off TigerDirect.com
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That is a darn good price and in fact probably the cheapest you can get that card new. Good choice of a card. Hope you like it. It can max ever game out there on a 22" monitor except Crysis with AA.
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Old June 12, 2008, 07:50 PM
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alright well thanks to everyone that helped me out, I will be sure to post once i get the card and tell you guys how it run. I also have vista so i cant wait to try out Dx10 :)

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