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Old 12-28-2005, 05:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 7800GT or 7800GTX? and sound card?

I got my first systsem built on christmas:
Pentium D 820 (2.8gz)
Intel D945Psn Motherboard
NZXT Lexa case
2 GB OCZ Ram
OCZ Modstream 520 W PSU
Maxtor 250 GB HD
Iomagic DVD/CD/RW/DL
Logitech Z5500
Geforce FX5500 128 mb PCI video card

I'm just burrowing the 5500 video card until I make my purchase on either the 7800GT or 7800GTX. I have 500 $ to spend on it, however, Is it worth paying the extra money for the 7800GTX? Also, There are soooo many brands and model numbers, whats the best BRAND and model number for under this price tag? (preferably with a game included :-) ) please send me a link! Also, These speakers (logitech Z-5500) kicks *** sooo much! What is the best sound card for under 200 for a 5.1 systsem? These speakers kick much *** on my integrated sound card from intel, will I even notice a difference and is it worth buying a real sound card with these sweeeet speakers?

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Old 12-28-2005, 05:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Best video card...

The eVGA 7800GT 256-P2-N517-AX.
The 7800GTX is such a waste, it only beats the 7800GT by a few FPS at high resolutions, and the 7800GT actually beats it by a few FPS at lower resolutions. Get a Soundblaster X-fi XtremeMusic sound card.


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Also, you should have gotten an Athlon 64 3800+ X2 or Opteron 165.

so, umm, err yeah
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Old 12-28-2005, 05:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The GT or the GTX is purely up to you, either card will offer great performance in all of todays games. As for brands, thats opinionative (spelling?) but from what people say the best ones are EVGA and BFG.
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Old 12-28-2005, 05:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I am sad to say you are probably better off with the GT. (I paid the extra for a GTX)

They are both excellent and you might as well save the extra cash.
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Old 12-28-2005, 06:04 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yeah get a 7800gt. It is awsome. It can play anything you throw at it right now.
The x-fi sound card is awsome too. I just got one for christmas. My brothers nice speakers sound awesome on it. Cant wait to get some of my own.... *drools*
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Old 12-28-2005, 07:17 PM   #6 (permalink)
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if you play or intend to play aoe3, consider the gtx.
The Rig:

AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+
Corsair XMS 2GB (1GBx2) PC3200
BFG 7800 GT OC
Audigy 2 ZS
74GB WD Raptor/80GB WD Caviar
Antec TruePower 2.0
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Old 12-28-2005, 07:36 PM   #7 (permalink)
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anyone who is upset with the gtx ill be glad to trade for my gt =) well anyways, the setup looks good but what 003 said "Also, you should have gotten an Athlon 64 3800+ X2 or Opteron 165." would have been a better choice, but as your system sounds it shoulds till perform decent if not better than decent, i can tell you itll be better than mine performs =(


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