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#1 nigglesnush85

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Posted 12 March 2007 - 01:28 PM

Hello,

I'm starting building my new system, however, I need one component. my choices are either...

The X1950XT

or

The 8800GTS

Any opinion is welcome.
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Posted 12 March 2007 - 01:54 PM

8800GTS faster and more future-proof.
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Posted 12 March 2007 - 02:07 PM

According to THIS comparison chart at Toms Hardware.com, the 8800GTS is faster. Note that the closest they had to your card was the x1950xtx, although I was unable to find the card you listed on newegg.com (the x1950xt, although newegg had the x1950xtx).

Hope this helps!

EDIT: Be sure to check a few different benchmarks on that link I provided :thumbsup:

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Posted 12 March 2007 - 03:20 PM

8800GTS is the best bang for buck right now. I have the 640MB version, it's very good. The 320MB version isn't bad either, though.
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Posted 12 March 2007 - 04:43 PM

Is running DirectX 10 important to you?


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Posted 13 March 2007 - 12:43 AM

Having a DirectX 10 capable card now is good if you want to future proof. If you're going for the GTX version make sure you have room in the case before you install it, the GTS will fit in most cases. If you get the 8800, I suggest an eVGA card. They have very good support.

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 07:57 AM

Thanks for all the replies, It looks like The 8800 is going to win here, Now comes the task of finding a place that sells it at a good price,

Any ideas?
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Posted 13 March 2007 - 12:51 PM

Which model?
The GTS comes in a 320MB and 640MB flavor. If you're sticking to a budget, you might want to go with the 320, those go for around $300.
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Posted 13 March 2007 - 01:02 PM

Thanks for all the replies, It looks like The 8800 is going to win here, Now comes the task of finding a place that sells it at a good price,

Any ideas?


I deal with Newegg.com for all my online purchases, if anything because their customer support is top notch IMHO. I've had to RMA a few things, and it was hassle free and they were nothing but helpful and polite.

8800GTS list from Newegg.com.
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Posted 14 March 2007 - 05:32 AM

Thanks stevealmighty that works out quite nicely, I shall be getting that shortly.

Thanks everyone
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Posted 14 March 2007 - 05:47 PM

Glad to help! :thumbsup:
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