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Entry level gaming card?

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Niko, you already know how I feel about the 2600XT DDR3, 8600GT DDR3 and HD3650. I will say it again, HD3650 for the only soul reason for crossfirex with an HD3850 at a later date. 8800GS if no crossfire on a different motherboard at a later time.
 
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I have a MSI RX 2600 XT Silent in my rig atm.
Got it back from rma. Sucked because i wanted credit instead of a card. Hehe.
But now i can use it as a backup card. Btw the 8800 GTS 320 is also very cheap now.:)
Ya I had one of those, really flew I was over 6k 3dmark06.
 
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Niko, you already know how I feel about the 2600XT DDR3, 8600GT DDR3 and HD3650. I will say it again, HD3650 for the only soul reason for crossfirex with an HD3850 at a later date. 8800GS if no crossfire on a different motherboard at a later time.
3650 xfire with a 3850.... That would be good...... :slap:

He will not go xfire or sli either so that doesn't matter.
 
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8800GS on special @ frys for 80 dollars
 

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i have an XFX 8600GTS XXX for $95 :roll:
 

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3650 xfire with a 3850.... That would be good...... :slap:

He will not go xfire or sli either so that doesn't matter.
Hey just a thought ... You can independently overclock each card ... :ohwell:
 
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Hey just a thought ... You can independently overclock each card ... :ohwell:
That would work... But it would take a really hot clock on the 3650 to be worth anything really.
 
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probably going to get flamed for this, but what about the old school x1950's? a pro could be had for 40-50$ off of amazon or fleabay. with lackluster dx10 performance on the 8600's, 2600's and 3600's it doesn't make sense to me to get one as an entry level card. The x1950 will be faster and allow your bro to game with higher details.

if you want dx10, 3850 or higher. if not, go with the x1950.
 

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he's asking for Entry level gaming card, not xfire or SLI
 

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he's asking for Entry level gaming card, not xfire or SLI
And your suggestion would be .....

Oh wait a moment, you don't have a suggestion you would rather flame someone.


I still say HD3650, performs better than both 8600GT and 2600XT for not much more.
 
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8600gts, mid-range, gaming card oc' like a bitch and not very much $ either if you look around