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MSI 8800GTS 320MB

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February 13, 2008 1:58:29 AM

I found a MSI NX8800GTS 320M OC GeForce 8800GTS 320MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card for $179.99 with $6 shipping. Any reason not to get this card? I usually buy BFG or eVGA, any reason to stay away from MSI? I am upgrading from a BFG 6600GT. Should I spend the extra money for 512MB? Its a good price right?

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a b U Graphics card
February 13, 2008 2:18:59 AM

Sounds like a deal. You will have to double check your PSU and make sure it can handle the 8800gts 320mb. I'm not sure I'd buy that card right now, but it's up to you. I'd probably go with the 3850 512mb card instead of the 1 yr. old 8800gts 320mb. You'd get more vram for the newer games and you also have the PCI-e 2.0 interface and Directx 10.1 (if that even really matters right now).
If I was going to buy that card I'd go with the eVga one and possibly use the "Step Up" program within 90 days and step up to a 8800gt or 8800gts 512mb (g92), when their prices drop a little.
February 13, 2008 2:22:40 AM

Thanks for the reply.

Ok, I found, GIGABYTE GV-RX387512H Radeon HD 3870 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

I assume this would be better than the 3850? Found if for $209.

400w power supply enough?
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February 13, 2008 2:35:34 AM

No, that's the 3870, the 3850's big brother.
a b U Graphics card
February 13, 2008 2:46:38 AM

3870 would be a steal at $209!! I'd get that in a heart beat. Just remember it takes up 2 PCI slots and that you'll probably need a new PSU. Unless you have a quality one now. What is the make/model PSU that you have now? Most concerned with the amps on the +12V rail.
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