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Old 02-15-2009, 04:38 PM   #11
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Depends on whether you play with AA or not, as the HD 3800s seem to take a nosedive when AA is applied. The HD 3870 is a touch faster than the 9600GT with no AA, and they swap places when AA is applied.
That's odd. The video review of the 3870 said the opposite. here's the page with the video. http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...895&CatId=3585
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Damn, I think I'll quit while I'm behind. LOL!

After further review, the 9600GT is on par with the HD 3870. For the price, your original choice of the Visiontek Radeon HD 3870 would be the bang for your buck.

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Old 02-15-2009, 04:48 PM   #13
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Haha! I like that site. They have a review for the HD 3870 too. Here: http://www.overclockersclub.com/revi..._hd_3870/7.htm
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Yeah props on that site. I also like it.
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Old 02-15-2009, 05:21 PM   #15
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cool. what do you like?
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I like all the reviews and the help. I am new to overclocking. Never have done it and won't be doing it for a while till I build my new PC. (using a Dell BIOS locked) but its a nice little tool to you.
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Old 02-15-2009, 06:36 PM   #17
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So now with everybody's comments and help, here are my options. What's my best choice?

#1 Visiontek HD 3870 512MB http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...895&CatId=3585

#2 XFX 9600GT 512MB http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...353&CatId=3670

#3 XFX 9600 GSO 768MB http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...28445&csid=_27

#4 Visiontek HD 3850 256MB http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...?EdpNo=3482898

ideas anyone?

Suggestions!!! Anybody??
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