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Old 04-08-2005, 09:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Need Help on new videocard

This is kinda new for me so i need some help.
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The only thing thats bothering me right now is i want to get new video card but its hard to make a choice with the range thats out there, my budget is somewhere around AUD$550 i saw a good price for a GA-X800PRO NON VIVO edition but people always said non vivo edition is not reconmended. Im after a quality video card around my budget nvidia cards are not my type but if anyone can suggest a good reason for it then i wont hold back.
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Old 04-08-2005, 09:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Nivdia are great cards man...Same with ATI, both are absolutely great. I dont suggest the X800 pro, any other X800 is good.

This is the best bang for your buck.
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...130-214&depa=1

This is the second best bang for your buck.
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...uctCode=320834

For better but more expensive cards, this are the top performers.

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...uctCode=320815

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...uctCode=322688
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Old 04-08-2005, 09:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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the first two cards u showed me i kinda had in mind except my paltform isnt pci-e soi dont know how much better would i be off with those first 2 cards in agp mod.
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Old 04-08-2005, 09:45 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yea if you don't have money for a new mobo or whatever might want to stick to AGP. Well I converted your money, 550 AUD = 425 USD. So the 3rd card codeine posted. This one:
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...uctCode=320815

is the best card you can get for that amount
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Old 04-08-2005, 09:53 PM   #5 (permalink)
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All the cards besides the XL come in AGP also. The Sapphire X800 XT is a very good card man. I have the X800 XT Platinum Edition, havent played alot of games yet. But never experienced lag.
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Old 04-08-2005, 10:00 PM   #6 (permalink)
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thanks for the advice
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Old 04-08-2005, 10:18 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Your going to see a huge increase from a 9000 man.. The XT is one of the best cards out there. Consider yourself luck.
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Old 04-08-2005, 10:46 PM   #8 (permalink)
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need to ask two more question. what do you think of the powercolor x800xt pe and whats wrong with non vivo editions??
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Is your mobo PCI-e ????

for 550 AU.. u should be able to pick up a 6800GT on sale from somewhere. They retail for about 680 but ive seen them cheaper. otherwise a MSI diamond edition 6600GT Extreme for 350 would be just as nice.
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Old 04-08-2005, 11:42 PM   #10 (permalink)
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my mobo is agp, i dont mind getting a medium end one like the sparkle 6600gt but i dont know how well it performs.
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