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The 8800GTS 320MB is completely obsolete and cannot be recommended. For your budget, the 9600GT is a good choice, and the 8800GT is a better choice. Both dominate the 8800GTS 320MB in gaming performance.


His budget as he wanted was to be around 150 if possible so i didn't recommend any of this for a purpose, if you compare the 8800GTS to the HD3870 it almost scores the same and beats the HD3850 by a margin you can find this HERE. I was just trying lower his budget as much as possible but however if you can up it a bit then the 8800GT 512Mb is the better choice.

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heres a cheap 8800gt.

http://clubit.com/pr...itemno=A9608006

I agree with stettyboi somewhat. the 320mb gts isn't the best on the market (at all) but it isn't exactly "obsolete"
if you were to buy it, it could last somewhere between .5-1 year.. which is pretty good for a card that is a year old.

relatively cheap 9600gt.

http://clubit.com/pr...itemno=A9654060

^ crap, it's sold out....


as for memory the Patriot and the Crucial seem about the same.. just get what ever you feel like XD yellow or black.

Edited by Rocknrollcows, 06 March 2008 - 01:47 PM.

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The 9600GT is cheaper than the 8800GTS 320MB and outperforms it.

http://www.firingsqu...gt_performance/

1 a: no longer in use or no longer useful

Considering how the 8800GTS 320MB is more expensive and offers less performance than a 9600GT, that makes it no longer useful.

And what do you mean by it "lasting" half a year to a year? It depends on what the card will be doing. If it will be playing Crysis on a high resolution and very high settings, every graphics card currently available is already obsolete (by your definition).

Edited by stettybet0, 06 March 2008 - 02:05 PM.

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the creators of crysis said that Crysis was DESIGNED for a computer that is NOT CURRENTLY in existence..

All other games can still run perfectly on the 8800gts.

and i have to say, Crysis isn't all that great in game play... it is just a pretty face. (I've beaten it. I know.)


EDIT:

I'm not at all saying the 8800gts is any better than the 9600gt (its not)

Edited by Rocknrollcows, 06 March 2008 - 02:17 PM.

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:)

EDIT:

I'm not at all saying the 8800gts is any better than the 9600gt (its not)


Frankly neither did I it was just a suggestion in that price range, the 9600Gt is the better choice. If someone came up to me and offered an 8800GTS 320Mb I wouldn't say no.

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The recommended video card is an 8800 gts 648 I think, so good luck playing with a $150 card.
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The recommended video card is an 8800 gts 648 I think, so good luck playing with a $150 card.

There is no single card that we recommend, everyone has different needs and will therefore get different recommendations :)
The card you speak of is the 8800GTS 640mb which is EOL (end of life) and has since been replaced with the 8800GTS 512mb which has a few minor tweaks.
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The recommended video card is an 8800 gts 648 I think, so good luck playing with a $150 card.

There is no single card that we recommend, everyone has different needs and will therefore get different recommendations :)
The card you speak of is the 8800GTS 640mb which is EOL (end of life) and has since been replaced with the 8800GTS 512mb which has a few minor tweaks.
James


I just saw it under system recommendations for crysis.
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http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130327
The 8 is a typo. :)
When Crysis was released, this was one of the higher end cards, but the 8800GTS 512mb has replaced nVidia's high end at the moment. Though, that will be changing shortly.
James

Edited by james_8970, 06 March 2008 - 11:52 PM.

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http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130327
The 8 is a typo. :)
When Crysis was released, this was one of the higher end cards, but the 8800GTS 512mb has replaced nVidia's high end at the moment. Though, that will be changing shortly.
James


9800 X2 ftw XD
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