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    Quote Originally Posted by tacos4me
    Go with the 9600 XT.. Its a great card and can be overclocked to 9700 speeds with proper cooling. I run minein my other machine at 580/640, and I get 4200 3Dmarks in 3dmark 03:cheers:
    That just proves that it won't run at 9700 speeds because a 9700 will score 5k at default easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wily5150
    what's your idea of proper cooling? It has a fan on it. Plus I'm going water cooling in my new system. If need be I could put a water block on the card processor
    Are you buying the water-cooling system now?

    Unless you have a very good reason or really want a super quite system you can save a lot of money buy using good air-cooling instead. And let you buy a much better system.

    NOTE: you can get a pretty quite system buy using good air-cooling. And I think some of the cheap water-cooling systems can be a bit noisy and may not cool very well.

    What water-cooling system are you using/planning to buy?
    If the stuff in glow sticks is truly toxic then why do they make so many flavors?

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    I already bought the Asetech waterchill kit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sovereignty
    9700pro is the best value right now. Save up till you can get it. It's way better than the 9600xt and will last you quite a while.
    Best advice yet.

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    If ya jump quick then ya'll find a few places with R9700P's for around $190us atm but they're goin' fast so be quick or it'll be an R9600XT for about $150-170us (128MB vs. 256MB) or about $230us for an R9800P (128MB).

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    Just ran 3Dmark at 600/550 and came out with 4902 3dmarks.. maby not quite a 9700.. but thats not bad for a 9600xt:cheers:
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    Quote Originally Posted by tacos4me
    Just ran 3Dmark at 600/550 and came out with 4902 3dmarks.. maby not quite a 9700.. but thats not bad for a 9600xt:cheers:
    I hope that that was 3DMark'03 and not 3DMark'01. :?:

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    I hope that that was 3DMark'03 and not 3DMark'01.
    Yeah, 03:cheers:
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    Quote Originally Posted by tacos4me
    Yeah, 03:cheers:
    Just checkin' as there's been a few dipsticks in these forums of late who may get the wrong idea. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by tacos4me
    Just ran 3Dmark at 600/550 and came out with 4902 3dmarks.. maby not quite a 9700.. but thats not bad for a 9600xt:cheers:
    Even if you matched clock speed to a 9700, you still wouldn't get the same performance... and not everyone overclocks.

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