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    I need something as cheap as possible that will give me acceptable gaming standards. (No radeon X300, etc etc).

    I did do research and looked at benchmarks online but there are too many choices and I can't decide.

    Anything over $100 I'd have to scrap together, so the price range should be $200 CAD maximum and the lower the better, I'm on a tight budget.

    The 7600GS 512MB looks okay, but do I need the 512MB of memory as the 7600GS won't be fast enough anyway?

    Or the 7600GT which is quite old but only 128-bit memory interface and I read it struggled with shader 3.0 games?

    Please recommend, much appreciated.
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    For your price range this is what I've come up with. http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...nufacture=eVGA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linkin Park View Post
    For your price range this is what I've come up with. http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...nufacture=eVGA
    That does look like a good buy, but would you recommend a 7600GT? It's only around $120 CAD, opposed to a $180 CAD 7900GS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seedler View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Linkin Park View Post
    For your price range this is what I've come up with. http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...nufacture=eVGA
    That does look like a good buy, but would you recommend a 7600GT? It's only around $120 CAD, opposed to a $180 CAD 7900GS.
    I've heard a lot of good things about the 7600GT check out the customer reviews in the link below and search for some hardware reviews on google, if you are determined to get that instead i'd go with this one just because i'm an eVGA fan. Honestly, if you can afford to get the 7900 go for it instead. http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...nufacture=eVGA

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    Thx LP, I was wondering if you kept a watch on gfx card prices lately? I'm leaning towards the 7900GS now, but the last time I bought a gfx card they dropped the price by $40 three days after I bought it.

    In other words, tell me when the next price drop is?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seedler View Post

    In other words, tell me when the next price drop is?
    Sure thing.

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    Btw, sry for the many posts, but anyone have the 7900GS here? I read the reviews and there were conflicting reports of the GPU fan being "very loud" and "barely noticeable".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seedler View Post

    In other words, tell me when the next price drop is?
    Sure thing.
    And the price drop will occur on....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seedler View Post
    And the price drop will occur on....
    I believe the 7900's have already dropped in price, plus that one has a $15 rebate on it so you can't go wrong.

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    How did your card die?

    Overclocked?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Virtualbody1234 View Post
    How did your card die?

    Overclocked?
    Fan quit ?

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