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Since i'm not too much of an ati person, I don't know alot about their cards or how good they are, yes i'm a Nvidia fanboy so sue me, but anyway, I was thinking about upgrading the card in my newest rig, to maybe an ATI 9600XT 256MB DDR 128-bit. Is this a good card to get? It's only 185$ through newegg not looking to spend 400$ more on another top of the line card since I already have a GF6800 in my alienware, but anyway what are you guy' opinions on this card?
 

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Well, looking at AGP4x/8x cards in the 175-195 price range, I found a cheaper 9600XT (less memory), a 6600 a 6600GT and a 9800Pro. Of those, I'd spend the extra ten bucks to get the 6600GT, but then again, I'm an nVidia fan too.
 

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I'd like the card to have 256MB of ram, cause my current 5700LE has 256MB of ram, so I don't want to drop back to 128MB. I'll keep checking around see what I come up with I may end up with another Nvidia card lol.
 

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Even if you get a 128 MB GeForce 6600 GT it will whipe the floor with a 256 MB Radeon 9600XT.
 

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Yeah I realize that, just that i'm a bit strange when it comes to dropping back to 128MB after having a 256MB card in it for this long, although I may end up having to drop down, but I honestly don't like the idea. If my board supported PCI express (which it doesn't bleh) I could of got an ATI X700 256MB for 215$
 

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IMO getting an X series ATi card is not worth while, mainly if you are planning to stick around with it for at least a year.
 
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