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ryan29121
03-10-08, 06:51 PM
Im ordering a graphics card for a buddy of mine and was wondering on what to get. 8600gt 512mb or 8600gts 256mb? The 512 is $100 after mail in and the 256 gts is $89 after rebate. He runs a 19" monitor and doesnt play too many video games just probably TF2, and BF2 and possibly COD4. What would you reccommend?

stncttr908
03-10-08, 06:54 PM
What about the XFX 8800GS? Not much more.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150275&ATT=14-150-275&CMP=OTC-Froogle&nm_mc=OTC-Froogle&cm_mmc=OTC-Froogle-_-Video+Cards-_-XFX-_-14150275

CaptNKILL
03-10-08, 07:10 PM
What about the XFX 8800GS? Not much more.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150275&ATT=14-150-275&CMP=OTC-Froogle&nm_mc=OTC-Froogle&cm_mmc=OTC-Froogle-_-Video+Cards-_-XFX-_-14150275
This is a much better card.

DSC
03-10-08, 08:30 PM
9600GT for $150.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150277

Madpistol
03-10-08, 08:59 PM
9600GT for $150.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150277

+1 ;)

ryan29121
03-10-08, 09:35 PM
I went with the 8800gs because he had a very limited budget of $100 so it was even tough to convince him to get the GS at $120 after mail in. Thanks for the advice though.

amk21
03-11-08, 05:39 AM
I went with the 8800gs because he had a very limited budget of $100 so it was even tough to convince him to get the GS at $120 after mail in. Thanks for the advice though.
Yep the 880gs was a much better choice than the 8600:thumbsup:

Dazz
03-11-08, 05:53 AM
I agree it's only an extra $20 for twice the speed.

amk21
03-11-08, 05:55 AM
I agree it's only an extra $20 for twice the speed.
Ya, the 9600gt would have been perfect if it wasn't out of his budget.