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19th November, 2007 at 13:38:49 -

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19th November, 2007 at 14:08:08 -

Do you mean most powerful? or best by weighing up the pros and cons?

 
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19th November, 2007 at 14:23:35 -

Hmm... Well I guess I meant power-wise, however I'm wanting to buy a card that would run Crysis well ... Don't suppose I'd need the best of the best for that... Would I? =|

But basically yeah, just a very good card which isn't ridiculously priced. I had a GeForce 8800 GTS a while back, seemed to get the job done with all my games a few months ago. Is it worth buying one of those again?

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19th November, 2007 at 16:57:10 -

This one would last you a while...

http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=564181

 
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19th November, 2007 at 17:07:46 -

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! WHAT?! 1,996.33?!?!?!?! LOL, I thought the most expensive would be no more than 800, and I thought that even that price would be a little over the top!

Hmm... I must actually ask something else about gfx cards. When I was using my old 8800, my machine got INCREDIBLY hot. I mean boiling. You could almost fry and egg on the case Should I have been worried about that? The machine never bust or anything though...

 
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19th November, 2007 at 17:52:07 -

No it'd be alright.. though the hotter it gets, the less efficiently it performs, so you might've wanted to get a new VGA cooler or something.

 
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20th November, 2007 at 00:32:01 -

The case shouldn't get that hot at all. It can be quite dangerous when it comes near melting temperatures (your card could melt!). Checked if the graphic card's cooler is even working?

 
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20th November, 2007 at 07:12:06 -

Yeah I believe it was.

 
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21st November, 2007 at 21:26:51 -

Eh, the price'll go down in a year. Depends on how fast the new graphics cards come out. One thing I hate about the local people is that they judge the quality of the graphics card by it's size: which means the great new 128 MB gfx cards almost never come in, and the price of the old 256 MB Geforce 6200's never go down.

Whatever you use, it shouldn't get THAT hot. Melting temperatures are pretty high.. silicon can handle hot temperature. I remember one time when I took out the heat sink for a graphics card out of stupidity and ran Empire Earth II on it (which was the highest-demand gfx program at the time). It still ran perfectly fine, and runs perfectly fine now.

But I find that my comp handles a lot better with low temp. It's kinda safe enough now (assuming you don't touch it), but I'd suggest you upgrade the cooling system or something.

 
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22nd November, 2007 at 01:15:44 -

I know what you mean. A friend of mine showed me an add for a 512mb geforce 7300, and wouldn't listen to me when I told him that the card would not take advantage of that at all, since its got no processing power.

 
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22nd November, 2007 at 01:37:35 -

Wait, wait, you have a GeForce 8800 GTS and you're looking for a *better* card? I don't know how I missed that bit. My friend, a GeForce 8 series of any kind should easily last you the next 3 years in terms of requirements, and easily tell the 2009 in terms of hardware recommendations.

My Geforce 7600 GS, with my obsolete processor, and minimum budget motherboard works perfectly fine with all of today's games (except when playing Civ4 on maximum world size, but I blame the RAM for that).

If your comp is running slowly for any game, just try to make sure it's not a game by EA or try not to use Windows Vista

 
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22nd November, 2007 at 07:26:17 -

I have the 8800 GTS and it's great.

 
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22nd November, 2007 at 13:29:14 -

I *had* a GeForce 8800, but sold it for an Xbox 360 Now I'm after a card that will run todays games well, but was just hoping not to be paying anything like the 8800's price tag.

 
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22nd November, 2007 at 14:55:48 -

I have a 1900gt I think... it plays the latest games great! ... Although I'm not entirely sure since my Quad Core kinda does a lot ingame, but it's worth a try? It's still one of the best cards available from ATi.

 
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22nd November, 2007 at 15:58:37 -

go for a high end quadro card, FX 5600 or something... I only have an fx3500m

 
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23rd November, 2007 at 05:27:12 -

I got an BFG 8800 GTX, it's pre-overclocked, and it runs anything I chuck at it great. Get one of those things.

 
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23rd November, 2007 at 09:57:02 -


Originally Posted by KlikMasta Claus
I have the 8800 GTS and it's great.





i'm not sur about crysis' spec requirements but i can play Bioshock on maximum settings with my 8600 gts

 
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23rd November, 2007 at 10:30:32 -

I'd get an 8800 if I had a desktop PC. Them things are hot

 
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24th November, 2007 at 04:43:30 -

I think Quadro FX 5600 is good.

 
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25th November, 2007 at 16:27:09 -

Little late to the party but your best bet is probably the 512MB GeForce 8800 GT. It just cam out as a mid-range card to fill the gaping hole that had previously been in nVidia's product line. According to Tom's Hardware, it is significantly more powerful than the 8800 GTS and falls just short of the high-end 8800 GTX card. Best part is that it's launching at under $300. There's a nice write-up on the card here:

http://www.tomshardware.com/2007/10/29/geforce_8800_gt/

 
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25th November, 2007 at 17:42:27 -

Wow thank you for that, Kirby! That card seems like the perfect choice!

But woah, look at the size of it! Does anyone know if it is longer in width than the 8800 GTS? If so, I doubt it will fit inside my machine. ;_;

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