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Old 08-23-2007, 01:33 PM   #41
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I would upgrade that card.
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Old 08-23-2007, 01:35 PM   #42
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You really think the 8800GTS is worth going for?
Even if I'm not planning on using Direct X 10 for a very long while? I still have XP, and I think I'm sticking with that for the time being.

Unless you think the 8600GTS is worth going for?
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Old 08-23-2007, 02:07 PM   #43
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You really think the 8800GTS is worth going for?
Even if I'm not planning on using Direct X 10 for a very long while? I still have XP, and I think I'm sticking with that for the time being.

Unless you think the 8600GTS is worth going for?
I noticed a huge difference on DX 9 in XP with my 8800. If you have the extra cash, I would recomend it. You will need to OC your CPU to bring it out to it's full potential though.

The 8600 is slower than the X1950. Don't bother with it.
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Yeah, the 8800's can cause some serious bottlenecking.
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Well with the G0 stepping, I'm hoping to overclock slightly, but since its a quad, I'm not expecting much, without burning it.

Ah, my moneys draining with every new purchase

The 8800GTS then... its just a shame its costing 190 for the 320MB version!

I would have liked to have kept the build below 1000, but that isn't going to happen I don't think.
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Old 08-23-2007, 03:08 PM   #46
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Right, I've got all but a monitor now, but I'm going to buy that somewhere else.

The 8800GTS 320MB is now on my order list, as is a keyboard/mouse set, and ethernet card

Comes to 1,073 WITHOUT a monitor...

Right *gets card out...and starts to feel faint, haha*

DONE!

All I need is a monitor from another place now, and I'm sorted

Any ideas? 19 inch would be best. Not sure if Widescreen would be best, but I'm looking for a DVI model, with a very good picture, for around 150 or less. Any ideas what make/model?

Thanks all you guys for who have helped me. I'm sure I'll be extremely happy with the build

Its only sinking in now, that I could have a new PC by Satuday...
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yeah i love getting new parts!! I can't sleep at night lol when I get them.

I wouldn't go widescreen. Maybe a 19in regular would be good.
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Have any idea on a good make/model?

Haha, so do I. Its the spending I have problems with. I'm 20, and it still feels as good as christmas.
But this will by my own PC. No sharing with my brother or sister, ahh, bliss.
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Just get a standard 19" monitor. The best brands are pretty much Viewsonic and Samsung. Acers are alright, good value monitors.
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Thanks, I'll have a look around
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