New Vid Card - Down to choice of 3, Opinions??

I think i have my video card choices down to a couple. I would like some oppions

My syytem (Yet to be built)

Asus P5K deluxe
E6600 or E6850 (to be purchased after July 22 price drop
2 Gb of memory
SeaSonic S12 600W Power Supply
Antec P180B case
Using drives from current computer for now

I am thinking of
SAPPHIRE 100186L Radeon X1950XT 256MB - $150 after rebate from newegg.


HIS Hightech H195PRF512DDN-R Radeon X1950PRO 512MB - $150 after rebate from newegg


HIS Hightech H195PRQT256DDN-R-V2 Radeon X1950PRO 256MB - $140 after rebate from newegg

Opinions???? Suggestions?? About 150 is my budget..
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  1. Go with the 1950XT. The extra memory on the pro won't help unless you play at higher resolutions. The XT's performance warrants the $10 extra over the 256mb pro.
  2. Xt all the way
  3. XT for sure.
  4. I concur with everyone else,get the XT for the extra 10 dollars.have fun playing those games.The only concession I will make is that the 512 pro version will allow you to play at significantly higher resolutions than the 256.So if you play 1600X1200 or higher,then I would consider the 512.Goodluck.


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  5. X1950XT FTW! 8)

    no the 256mb wont help much about 1-2% difference.....
  6. the XT, hey cleave, when did you get the E4300?
  7. deff. get the xt man
  8. A little while ago, haven't really tried to OC it yet but I have to this week for an article.

    If I can get anywhere near your 3.6 Ghz I'll be very pleased! That's a hellagood OC you got there. :D
  9. thanks guys, i bought the X1950XT from newegg this morning. Now just have to hope i get the rebate.

    Thanks for the guidance. Overwhelming opionion was the XT
  10. yeah, although i am slightly concerned about it's identity, i bought it as an OEM processor, the board had difficulties recognizing it so i flashed the bios, thinking because it was a newer processor it needed a bios that had its cpuid for it to recognize it, but alas i had to set everythign manually for it and in cpu-z it comes up as and "Intel Core 2 Duo", it says nothing about E4300, but it does say it is a dual core, 2mb cache allendale... i'm starting to thing it could be an ES because i paid little to no attention to the IHS before i took it off.
  11. Try to get the x1950xt from his with iceq cooling because the saphire one sounds like a vacuum cleaner it is very annoying.
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