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

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July 3, 2007 3:52:43 PM

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.

or

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

or

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

Opinions???? Suggestions?? About 150 is my budget..
July 3, 2007 4:24:38 PM

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.
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July 3, 2007 7:16:50 PM

Xt all the way
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July 3, 2007 7:20:54 PM

XT for sure.
July 3, 2007 8:02:59 PM

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.

Dahak

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July 4, 2007 4:36:43 AM

X1950XT FTW! 8)


no the 256mb wont help much about 1-2% difference.....
July 4, 2007 6:30:07 AM

the XT, hey cleave, when did you get the E4300?
July 4, 2007 2:53:09 PM

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 
July 4, 2007 4:46:01 PM

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
July 5, 2007 1:30:10 AM

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.
July 5, 2007 4:01:18 PM

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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