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Old 09-03-2008, 05:21 AM   #11
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No Problems

I Had an 8600GT,And i could play games (Mainly Counter Strike source and Test Drive Unlimited) At 1400x900 at Good settings quite smooth!
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Old 09-03-2008, 05:50 AM   #12
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I Had an 8600GT,And i could play games (Mainly Counter Strike source and Test Drive Unlimited) At 1400x900 at Good settings quite smooth!
an 8600GT would struggle with COD4 at anything above 1024x768 and that's with very little eye candy, I would suggest he get an 8800GT or 9600GT, which will probably be about the same price as that 3850 very soon (about $100), I know this because my son has an XFX 8600GT (1GB), if he wants to save up a little bit more, a 4850 would probably be ideal for him (about $150 if you catch a good deal)...
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I say get the 8800GT. Same price as the 9600GT last time I checked. Both cards are pretty much the same though.
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Yeah I'm looking at these, how do they look?
8800 gt (won 2x award) 172$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127329

XFX Geforce 8800 Ultra 199$
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...IN#detailspecs

Geforce 8800 GT (1x award winner) 149$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130318

they seem pretty decent and will last a little while, what do you guys think? Im willing to spend around 230 Shipped
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Sorry,i didnt know how much your budget was

I Would get the XFX 8800 Ultra.
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