Re: Not sure which video card to get
overclockign allows your card do run at higher settings then it previously did. But this comes at a price, usually if you do it too much it will shorten the life span of the component. However overclocking when done right is very good. On paper the x800 is better, BUT, you've heard plenty of testimonials that even though the x800 is slightly better, there are things that make the nvidia worthwhile.
Also, I have owned three different ATI cards over time, and presently do, and I do sometimes have problems with updating the drivers, wether or not it messes something up and I need to uninstall and reinstall the drivers, or something else. I have never owned an NVIDIA card so I can't really comment on personal experince.
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