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    Default i just cant decide on what to do

    im thinking of upgradding my system but i cant decide what 3d card to use im thinking of either this xfx nvidia 7900 GT extreme for $289.-

    http://www.alternate.nl/html/shop/pr...AXXN1&#tecData

    or 2 of these xfx nvidia 6800xt's at $318.- for both

    http://www.alternate.nl/html/shop/pr...BXX50&#tecData

    or should i just keep saving for a 7900 GTX??? at $499.-

    im planning to use the cards for prey, crysis and other crap like that

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    Default Re: i just cant decide on what to do

    I think the best thing to do is keep saving and try to get the 7950gx2 it the newest card for nvidia and about $600, and the msi one is about $520.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...rice=&maxPrice= here is the list of all the 7950gx2
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    It depends on how far you are willing to modify your card. If you plan on watercooling your GPU, then the 7950 isn't a good choice as there are no waterblocks yet and with the limited space between the two cards that does not allow for a generic waterblock, so the price for a 7950 block will be very high.

    If you plan on extreme mods (soldering for volt mods), then a 7900GT will be your best buy as you can overclock the GT to well over GTX speeds with a volt mod and regulator mod. Evga has the best warranty, but among the worst binning...meaning they sell their cards near their max overclocks, avoid Evga for extreme mods.

    If you don't plan on any mods, then I would suggest the 7950 if you can afford it or 7900GTX, the GTX can be found on newegg for a little over $400.
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    Default Re: i just cant decide on what to do

    None of these cards will play Crysis with all the eye candy since Crysis will rely on DX-10 and none of these cards have it. Keep saving and get a DX-10 card once they are released. If you must have a new card now, get a 7600GT or maybe an X1900GT if you can find one for cheap money. 6800XT SLI is a complete waste of money as it will probably be slower than a single 7900GT. 7900 series Nvidia cards have some fatal flaws as well that make them less than desireable. THe 7950 is a nice card without those flaws, but it is a DX-9 card so it's future is short.
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    Default Re: i just cant decide on what to do

    maby with a newer version of de drivers they will support DX10 i've seen DX8 cards run DX9C for example the pos card im running atm a nvidia geforce FX 5600EP realy hate the living crap out of that card and about the water cooling on the 7950 X2 i've found a LCS that might fig a thermaltake bigwater 745 it has kinda thin tubes and the vga cooling bloks have there in and out at the side and not the top so maby and if not then i got 2 vga water cooling blocks to put on e-bay

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    ps about the cards on newegg i cant get them becouse i live 7 timezone's away from the us :'(

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    Sorry about that spawn.
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    Default Re: i just cant decide on what to do

    DX8 cards do not support DX-9 in any way shape or form. The game software is encoded to allow DX-8 cards to run DX-9 games without hte DX-9 effects. The same thing will happen with DX-10 games. DX-9 cards will run them, but not with all the effects that need DX-10. DX8/9/10 is part of the architecture, it has nothing to do with the drivers. I wouldn't be surprised to see games to drop any support at all for DX-8 cards making all those old cards obsolete, although they can hardly play anything that comes out now anyways.
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    Yeah, I'm with Casecutter on this one. I would wait until the new stuff comes out.

    What is your current system? If you have a huge gpu, you might bottleneck the rest of you system.

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    Default Re: i just cant decide on what to do

    my current system is in one work crap

    but building a new comp but about the dx 8-9 thing i my 3d card originaly came with DX8 and when microsoft released DX9 i installed it and to date it's still running could be that the driver disk was out of date

    and my moms computer has a geforce 2 card which is realy old but im not shure if it's supose to run DX8 or DX9 all i know is it's running DX9 atm

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