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PPS: Where do you plan to buy from? Any sites in mind? I usually use Newegg but I do not think they ship to South Africa.



You're correct, they don't ship outside the USA. I spoke to one of their consultants and unfortunately they couldn't help me. But no worries, I'm sure Amazon.com or a similar site will ship to my country. Otherwise, I can buy it locally from Take2.co.za, but it will cost me a little more since hardware in the USA is a lot cheaper than in South Africa.

Here is the Asus card. It goes for around $160 in my country.
http://www.take2.co.....php?id=2440796

Then there is the Point-of-View card, which goes for around $170 in my country.
http://www.take2.co.....php?id=2440734

The Chaintech is the cheapest, (about $150). This one interested me but since you did not recommend them as a good manufacturer, I'd rather go for the Asus card, even though it's not very visually appealing.
http://www.take2.co.....php?id=2702850

Are there any other International websites which offer cheaper prices than the average store? I can get the same cards from America for about $40 less.

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I refer you to James' post:

This card will blow all other cards out of the water, near it's price range.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814161211

If cannot spend more then ~130$ then I suggest the following. That would beat any DX10 budget DX10 card.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814131055

If you are only willing to spend that much, get the second card he suggested. If you are willing to pay a bit more, get the first card he suggested. The 8600GT is not a good choice for playing games like the ones you listed.
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I'm not a big fan of ATI, nor am I sure if it will be as effective plugged into my mobo since I have an NForce chipset. Why is the 8600GT not a good card? Salespersons in most stores recommend it above all?

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Salespersons will say anything to make a sale. It's their job.

The 8600GT isn't a good gaming card for the same reason a Toyota Prius isn't a good racing car. It just doesn't have what it takes under the hood.

Edited by stettybet0, 01 January 2008 - 07:26 PM.

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How about the 8600GT XXX Edition, or the 8600GTS?
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