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Old 08-21-2006, 11:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm trying to find a video card to go with new my build. I want to spend around AUD$480 (USD$365). I have been told that I should go with the 7900GT models, but I am not sure which one.

Here are the four that I have chosen so far, so which one do you think I should buy? Or can you suggest others (specifically) around that price.

XFX PCIe XF7900GT 256MB DDR3 Dual DVI/TV Out - AUD$459 (USD$349)
http://www.scorptec.com.au/product/18869
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Leadtek Winfast 256MB PX7900GT TDH Extreme nVIDIA GeForce PCI-Express - AUD$469 (USD$357)
http://www.ccw.com.au/Products_Detai...X79GT2++PAR%3A
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Asus 256MB EN7900GT PCI Express - AUD$475 (USD$361)
http://www.cworld.com.au/product_info.php?ID=121160
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Gigabyte GF7900GT 256MB PCI-E DVI and SLi - AUD$475 (USD$361)
http://www.ccw.com.au/Products_Detai...9T256D++PAR%3A
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Old 08-22-2006, 12:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Personally I woudl go wiht an eVGA brand 7900GT if you can get one.
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hmm...I'll have a look and see if they sell the eVGA brand in Australia. Thanks for the suggestion!
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Old 08-22-2006, 12:41 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I know it is not on your list, but EVGA is a good company, they mkake a good 7900GT. Evidently the Lifetime Warranty is really lifetime. Also, switching to an aftermarket cooler and overclocking do not void the warranty.
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Yeah I had a quick look and the eVGA branded video cards don't seem to be widely available in Australia, which is a bit annoying. I will keep looking for them and hopefully I might find some.
Any other opinions?
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Are HIS or GeCube video cards any good. I have been told to go for X1900GT cards too.

HIS X1900GT Dual DL-DVI VIVO 256MB PCIe
http://www.hisdigital.com/html/produ...d=238&view=yes

Gecube X1900XT 256MB GDDR3 Dual -Link VIVO+AVIVO Edition
http://www.cworld.com.au/product_info.php?ID=121575
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i would personally go with EVGA.....but the XFX is nice.....or the asus is good too
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Thanks. I couldnt really find many eVGA's and the ones I could were out of my price range. Not sure why they dont stock them over here.

I take it that there isnt much difference between the cards, just your preference of manufactuer?

Do I go X1900GT or 7900GT?
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Old 08-22-2006, 04:08 AM   #9 (permalink)
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bak again
7900GT all the way
go for te leadtech
good price good performance
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Thanks. The reviews for the Leadtek on NewEgg are great so I finally might go with that one. Cheers.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Custra...82E16814122244
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