right now, i currently have the Sapphire Radeon X1950GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16814102034)
, and i got a new motherboard, the DFI NF ULTRAII-M2 (still cant get dual channel to work). and the chipset is nforce4, and it only supports SLi. not sure if i will ever use SLi or Crossfire in my lifetime.
so im thinking of getting the XFX GeForce 8600GT XXX 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16814150229)
. some of the clocks are faster (Core, Memory), but the memory interface is not as good, but the 8600 does support DX10, and pixel and shader 4.
i was reading some reviews online comparing the two cards, and they said go with the x1950 since it has better framerates. from what ive been reading on some of the video cards question in this forum, they said to go with the card with the DX10.
I got a $50 gift card to microcenter, and my friend said one of his friend is willing to pay about $100-120 for the card i have now. the range is bout $150-170 on microcenter (microcenter.com). so i wont be getting it on newegg.
i would go with the 8800, but thats about $300. i read somewhere that with an nvidia chipset, its best to go with nvidia cards, and with ati chipset, its best to go with ati.
i know this is long, and i appreciate your time in reading this, and leaving some feedback if you can.
thanks in advance