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Replacing nvidea 8600 GTS,,,, with what though ? ? ?


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rxkevco

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Hi all , ,
Am in the process of building a new pc based around the ASUS P5Q PRO motherboard.
I have a Q6600 quad core cpu, , 4GB of Geil black dragon PC2 8500 running at 1066ghz and 2 x 320gb sata drives and a 500gb sata drive.

The system will be running on Vista Premium 64 bit.

In my present pc, i have an nvidea ge force 8600GTS graphics card and was thinking of upgrading it as well, , although its always been a decent enough card. I dont play a lot of high end games but do use recording studio software and software sythesizers, wich means i sometimes have 5 or 6 windows open at any given time.

I dont know a lot about graphics to be honest so would be grateful for any advice.

Who is winning the war, , NVIDEA or ATI ? ? ?

Shoud i be sticking with the nvidea 8 or 9 series cards, or are any of the ATI HD cards any good ? Some of them look to be very cheap, , but are they any better than what i already have ? ?

Whatever is left of my old pc is going to a very good mate and if i can get hold of a much better card than the 8600GTS for £50 - £70 then i will upgrade and leave my 8800 in the old pc !

Any advice would be greatly appreciated,
Many thanks , , kev
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i would prob say either 8800 ir the 9800, the gtx might be overkill since you dont do gaming.

I use nothing but nvidia cards. had 3 diff ati card in the past and had nothing but probs, so personaly i would stick with nvidia
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