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Old 11-25-2005, 04:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have about $400-$500 to spend for a new videocard. I was thinking of buying a Geforce 7800 GTX with 256mb
Is that a good choice? And if so what manufacturer should I buy from? XFX?

Also is this graphic card going to last (be up to date) for a long time? Or should I wait a little longer for a new generation of cards to be developed?

My computer would be too slow then to support everything then though, right? I have a P4 3.4 HT, 2.5gb PC3200 Ram. Thanks guys and one PCI-Express slot (thank god)
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eVGA 7800GTX will last you like 2 years 3 years depends on what games you play and what resolution you play at.

do not get XFX get eVGA, leadtek, gigabyte, MSI, or as a last resort BFG
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Old 11-25-2005, 10:33 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Get the eVga ACS3 version. It has a good cooler and is good for overclocking.
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Old 11-25-2005, 02:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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whcih version should i get of the 7800 GTX: the 256mb or the big mutha with 512? i would maybe be able o pay the 512 if i can convince my boss to give me one more paycheck in advance...
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512 mb is $750.....
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I'd say go with the 7800GT - evga has one for $319 on newegg.com.
Then take the rest of the money and buy some more ram or upgrade to better ram.
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never, EVER xfx. Xfx = 36il. I <3 my eVGA, but you can't go wrong with MSI or even Asus. =)
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Yea go with the 7800GT. I've seen the benchmarks and the difference from the GT to the GTX is only about 5-10 fps, which really isn't worth an extra $130 or so, that's why i'd go with the 7800GT :P
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Why BFG as last resort?

They OC much more than what the factory OCs it at, great customer support, great prices, o gee I'm making a comerical ain't I?
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lol cause one of the mod's got a BFG 6800GT and it fried on him, this was the OCed version with AS5 and NV5 so i dont like them O_O but eVGA is the way to go
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