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Old 12-17-2007, 04:14 AM   #1
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Ok guys,
So my 7900GT is going downhill. I have heard that they go bad pretty quick and it wasn't a very well made card. I haven't really kept up to date on hardware since I built this comp, so I dont really know whats good or whats got probs and whatever. Anyways, I need to get a new card. I want the same performance, if not better. But I want it relatively cheap. I was checking newegg and saw an 8600GTS for $120USD, What would the performance in that compared to my 7900GT? Any other suggestions would be nice, I would like to try and keep it under $150... but I'll spend up to $200.

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Old 12-17-2007, 04:24 AM   #2
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Default Re: What Vid Card to get?

The 8600GT Is a very nice card,so the GTS Should be much better.I Would get the 8600GTS.


Edit; What games do you mainly play?
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Old 12-17-2007, 04:41 AM   #3
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Battlefield 2, Counter Strike:Source, Call of Duty 4, Team Fortress 2, Half Life Series. Stuff like that
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Im Pretty sure the 8600GTS Will be able to handle those games quite well.
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The GTS is a little more then 120, at best online 140 average 160 or more for a good brand evga gfg xfx.
I have an 8600 GT 512 which run cheaper now almost 105$ on som places online and i play
COD4, Crysis, WOW CSS HL2
All at nice resolutions with good FPS, minus crysis on medium/lower setting and res.
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Default Re: What Vid Card to get?

I would say the 8600 would fit your needs well.

I assume you have a PCI-E x16 slot, and at least a 450 Watt PSU. If so, get the card, it has a lot of bang for your buck.


Of course, if you had the money and the system, you could get a 8800GT.
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256MB version that is.
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Old 12-17-2007, 08:10 PM   #8
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get the 7600gt same as 8600gt basically
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8600GT is better then 7600
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Old 12-17-2007, 08:34 PM   #10
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Battlefield 2, Counter Strike:Source, Call of Duty 4, Team Fortress 2, Half Life Series. Stuff like that
The 8600GT is fine for that I'd say. If you were playing newer games, I'd say go for the GTS at least though.
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8600GT is better then 7600
Not by much though.
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