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    Help me choose a card...

    I am torn between 5 cards... (staying with $175)
    9600 Pro 256mb
    9600XT 256mb
    9800NP 128mb
    FX5700 Ultra
    FX5900XT
    All 5 of these cards are within my budget...
    I'm not really looking to overclock the card untill I get my water system up and running, so may be buying a vga silencer 3 to go along with this new card...

    Any thoughts?
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    the 9800np is the best among these

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    I would definatly go with the 9800np
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    What are you looking ot do with your card? If you're looking for a good card to last you a while, the 9800np would be a great choice. I you just want to be tided over for a little bit until the R420/NV40 and PCI-Express come out, then the 9600 pro is pretty good.

    They're ALL good cards, it just depends on how much money you want to spend =)

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    well, I'm replacing a 9500Pro (fan died and 3d is kapoot), I will be going to PCI express in 2 years when I overhaul the system.. Looking for a healthy gaming card with overclock potential for the $175 range..

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    anyone else wanna weigh in?
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    9800np, or if you can squeeze a few more $$$ get the Pro.

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    yet another vote for the 9800np second choice would be the 9600XT witch is another good card

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    9800np all the way. 9600xt is not even a good second choice because its half the speed for 80% the price

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    Now i think it is obvious that the 9800pro is not TWICE the speed of the 9600xt....

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    ------ What is your current card?

    If I'd be you I'd wait a little bit, because since new video cards are coming out, VERY soon v-card prices will drop dramatically. Which means you could'a get an ATi 9800 Pro within your budget.

    Otherwise I agree with JigPu only get yourself 9800np instead .
    Originally posted by JigPu
    I you just want to be tided over for a little bit until the R420/NV40 and PCI-Express come out, then the not 9600 pro but 9800np is pretty good.

    They're ALL good cards, it just depends on how much money you want to spend =)

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    I'd wait but my 9500 pro is shot... Feb 2006 is the earliest I'll be going PCI express, so I'm gonna go with either the 9600XT or the 9800np... Leaning towards the 9600XT right now, more in the budget...
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    You could get a REFURBISHED: ATI OEM SAPPHIRE RADEON 9800 PRO From new egg for $176
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...type=Refurbish
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...type=Refurbish
    ...I purchesed my 9800PRO Refurb from new egg 2 months ago for 156$ Iguess new egg is rasing there prices

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