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Old 03-08-2006, 11:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have made a lot of posts on what 2 buy this past week cause this is my first custom built pc.. and i am very close to spending the 400 i have saved up, to upgrade my old dell dimension. I was just deciding which graphics card to get for an agp system ($200-$300) I really want to get a cheaper card, but i was just wondering if i should get a 6800gs. I have already asked a similar question, but now I am broadening the price range. I can either get the 6800 gs with a whole bunch of goodies or buy a better card and have nothing else (like cooling) to go along with it. Thanks 4 any support or answers u give. Its really appreciated....
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The only better card for AGP is the 7800GS, I would say get the 6800 if you are going to upgrade within 10 months, if not get the 7800GS.
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Right on. If you're planning on upgrading the whole system w/in a year, get a 6600GT or something. If not, spring for the 7800GS, and it'll last you a lot longer.

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Ok i think i will....
Also when is the price going 2 drop?
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There is no competition for the 7800GS, and it's already dropped from $350 to $300, so don't expect it to drop to much anytime soon. The 6800GS AGP ($200) is an alternative if you can't afford the 7800GS.
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$300 could get you a 7900gt
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$300 could get you a 7900gt
He has agp.

7800GS is the best ur going to do.
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6800GS AGP unlocks and overclockes to 6800GS PCI-E performance, so thats a good option, definately.

7800GS is ok, but I personally don't think its worth the money. To my knowledge, it doesn't unlock.
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[B]6800GS AGP unlocks and overclockes to 6800GS PCI-E performance, so thats a good option, definately./B]
There is virtually no performance difference between AGP and PCI-E. PCI-E just has a bigger power output then an AGP slot has.

But like said before, if you plan on upgrading sometime this year or early next year get a 6800GS, but if you don't plan on get a 7800GS which overclocks really well from what I heard.
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There is virtually no performance difference between AGP and PCI-E. PCI-E just has a bigger power output then an AGP slot has.
Noo, actually it has 4gb/s of bandwidth upstream and downstream, where as agp has 2gb/s of bandwidth downstream and 1gb/s upstream, but that really makes no difference.
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