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Old 06-22-2006, 03:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Stuck in a pickle, What videocard should i buy?

ok i just bought my processor and ahve had my mobo for a while waiting on the cpu. Now i got a job and am looking for a better videocard. Sine my mobo is only AGP i could either get a good AGP card lik a 6800XT or 7800GS, or i could get a new mobo and get a good pci-E card for cheaper than a $300 7800GS. Should i just get a 680XT liek this and keep my mobo?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130268

or get a new s939 mobo with pci-E and get a videocard liek this?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130283

if i did get a mobo i liek this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188002


what do you guys think?

I'm willing to spend the extra money if it will help out my computer. thanx.
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i think the pci-e idea sounds good just for upgradeability's sake. i've heard mixed things about the evga boards but mostly good. you can always sell your current motherboard or just buy a second hand athlon to throw in there.
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alrite thanx nitestick, This is another motherboard that i liked,
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138264
it got awesome reviews, and even thoiugh its micro ATX i heard i was a good O/Cer. Sine i already have a 6600 now, how big of a difference would the 6800XT be in AGP?
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If i do go with AGP i like these two cards.

eVGA 6800GS:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...Tab=1&NoMapp=0

It's one fo the best videocards for AGP, unless you want to spend $300 for a 7800GS.

6800GT:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16814119144R
these are hard to find but there's this open box one for pretty cheap, and the "GT" seris is better than the "GS" last time i checked.
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Quick Question to help me make my decision. What is better oput of these three videocards?
- 6800gt
-6800GS
-6800XT

and are they that much better form a 6600 that i have now.

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Hey ..
If cost is not an issue then go for this one..
NVIDIA GeForce 7950 ..
and thats PCI Express which will menas the performance will be better than AGP ..(of course)
here's the link
http://www.nvidia.com/page/geforce_7950.html
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Hey ..
If cost is not an issue then go for this one..
NVIDIA GeForce 7950 ..
and thats PCI Express which will menas the performance will be better than AGP ..(of course)
here's the link
http://www.nvidia.com/page/geforce_7950.html
Ignore him, you'd be incredibly stupid to buy one of these when the G80's are so soon around the corner.
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ya speaking of those G80's are those gunna be for pci-E? If so i might just get a pci-E mobo now and wait for the G80's. How much do you think the G80's will go for like $300? or $500? I just heard about G80's but is it a new seris form nvidia or what?
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I already made my decision, if i do stick with my AGP card then I'm getting this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150157

It's one of the best AGP cards around if you dont wanna spend $300 for a 7800GS.

If i do go with a new mobo with pci-E, then I'm getting a DFI Lanparty mobo, and a 7600GT or any other pci-E card in that range.

Here is an "open box" version of the mobo i want.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813136152R

I know newegg used to call them refurbished but, not anymore. Is it bad to get a mobo liek that? Cuz if im just missing out on the extras in the box its ok. I already have rounded cables and I can download all the drivers from DFI's website. Should i be ok to get the opne box one? or would it be better to get the new one for $50 more.

Your opinions really matter to me. Should i get the 6800XT AGP? or a new mobo that has a PCI-E slot? and Will an "open box" mobo be ok, especially a DFI Lanparty?

thanx

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alrite so i know im going ot get a new s939 mobo with pci-E, and I'm going ot sell my Gigabyte mobo now to my friend. For my price range that i want these are the two motherboards i really like.

eVGA:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...456&CatId=1772

or "Open Box" DFI Lanparty:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813136152R

I knwo that usually people reccomend not to buy refurbished mobos, but the gigabyte mobo i have now was refurbished and it is working fine with no problems. The thing is I need a new PSU too, so if i buy the refurbished mobo or the eVGA mobo I still have enough for a PSU, but if I get the DFI Lanparty new then I'll have to spend more later and get a PSU.

Which mobo do you reccomend that I get?

thANX
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