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    Hello I am thinking of buying an Asus eah3650 Silent Magic video card. I was wondering if anyone has had experience with this card and could tell me if it's a good choice?
    I intend to game and use design software on it.

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    Default Re: Ati recommendation?

    Not for gaming. you'd want an 48xx card.
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    You reckon 3650 chipset is not good for gaming? 48 series is a little out of my price range. 3850 is probably for me. Or my friend says nVidia 8800.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sammo450 View Post
    Or my friend says nVidia 8800.
    Yeah 8800 series would be OK.
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    Default Re: Ati recommendation?

    The cheapest 8800GT is only $60 cheaper than the cheapest 4850 on pricespy... If it were me I'd go for a bit extra.

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    Default Re: Ati recommendation?

    I have a 512mb ASUS EN8600GT Silent in a machine here & although only 540Mhz it has been running 'sweet as' with COD4, Crysis, video prod work (Avid Liquid & Prem Pro)etc. Doesn't seem to run too hot either. I think from memory it was only about $125. (@1680 x 1050 px)
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    Default Re: Ati recommendation?

    Ok thanks I have been looking at a silent asus 9600gt card which looks pretty damn good for $220.

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    Default Re: Ati recommendation?

    Quote Originally Posted by fnphoto View Post
    I have a 512mb ASUS EN8600GT Silent in a machine here & although only 540Mhz it has been running 'sweet as' with COD4, Crysis, video prod work (Avid Liquid & Prem Pro)etc. Doesn't seem to run too hot either. I think from memory it was only about $125. (@1680 x 1050 px)
    That 86GT would definitely struggle @ that resolution!, there isnt much room at that res with my 96GT...
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    Would the 86GT run 3DSMAX 2009 ok? I like playing around with demanding software. I think in games 1280x1024 would be perfectly fine for me as I currently run all my games at 800x600. The nVidia mx440 is a little dated now.

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    Anything would be better than MX440, however $30 diff between std 8600GT and 9600GT, I would get the 9600GT
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