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Old 03-18-2006, 09:20 PM   #11 (permalink)
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And the 7900gt outperforms the 7800gt for less money so get that:


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Old 03-18-2006, 09:45 PM   #12 (permalink)
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See if this is easier to understand:

7900GT>Every single Nvidia video card except for 7800GTX 512 and 7900GTX

7600GT>Every single Nvidia video card except for 7900GTX, 7900GT, 7800GTX 512, 7800GTX 256, 7800GT.

Don't even consider the 6800Ultra.

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Old 03-18-2006, 11:33 PM   #13 (permalink)
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BrtnBoarder, thanks a lot.

what I'm going to do, is buy everything I need for my computer, and nothing I want, but dont NEED.

In that want list is a graphics card; despite being the main reason for upgrading from my current crappy dell, I rather have better computer with same old fx5500, than no computer at all. When the time comes (and by time I mean working during spring break) I will add in the things I can't afford now.

those things inlude

sound/audio card, better speakers, more ram other than the old pc2700 I'm puttin in the new system, better moniter, and of course, either the geforce 7600gt or if money is flowing, 7900gt

thank you very much; of course, I for some reason need to go off and make the time tested thread about "My new rig, look and note how I'm getting slightly ripped off"

thanks a lot all above
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Old 03-18-2006, 11:38 PM   #14 (permalink)
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OH I would like to add; what is the performance gap between the geforce 7600GT and 7900GT?? is it only a bit more, or a quite noticable difference?

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Old 03-18-2006, 11:40 PM   #15 (permalink)
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7600GT and 7900GT? Huge.

7600GT and 7800GT? Not that much, and definately small enough that you can't justify the additional $$ for the 7800GT. Think 7800GS and 7800GT.
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Old 03-19-2006, 05:01 AM   #16 (permalink)
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go with eVGA 7900GT, it is the best card for it's money http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130281
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Old 03-19-2006, 05:42 AM   #17 (permalink)
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You're not thinking of putting it into a dell are oyu... because I don't think that dell has a pcie slot...

As for card... if you want to stay around 200, 7600GT
If you can go a wee bit over 300 go 7900GT

Nvidia is phasing out it's 7800 line. Buying a 7900 or 7600 is a much better value... The core is smaller (one reason it's cheaper) produces less heat, requires less power, and can over clock much better. Not to mention it's revised. Prices for the 7800 line will not go down, they will stay the same.
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Old 03-19-2006, 06:11 AM   #18 (permalink)
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fx5500 = agp or pci

all other cards you mentioned = pci-express

make sure you crap is compatible first
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Old 03-19-2006, 08:01 AM   #19 (permalink)
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If you can stretch just a little further, I would reccomend checking out the Gainward 7800GT 512mb. I managed to get mine for about £250, and its proving to be **** fast, and holding stable when overclocked to quite a reasonable extent.

I know its a little further over your budget, but if you can find that little extra, you won't regret the extra memory when going for next-gen effects.
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Old 03-19-2006, 10:51 AM   #20 (permalink)
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I dont now how much that is in american, but i think its well over $300, and thats money that he doesnt have. I agree with just about everyone else.

$300-eVGA 7900gt

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