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Old 01-06-2007, 03:48 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Ok, thanks for that.
I suppose I have to determine how long it will take the DX10 cards to drop under $450 AUD ($350 USD), which would be my limit.
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Old 01-06-2007, 03:52 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Well IIRC the lower level g80 cards should be coming out pretty soon and the Ati R600 comes out 1/22/2007. And here in the states a 8800gts is already down to $400 so I don't think it will be long.
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Well over here at the moment the lowest is around $630 AUD ($490 USD)
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Ouch.

Still I think R600 will bring the price down a little and more importanly a lower end 8 series card will probably come out and fit your budget while still being a beast.
It doesn't take a long time for stuff to come to Australia does it?
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Hmm..I don't think it's too bad with computer parts, but we are certainly behind. Someone else might be able to answer that for me.

Thanks for your help mate. I think I might have to wait a while before that card comes down to my limit, so it seems like the 7600GT might be a good option.
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Well, just so you know, the 7600GT still delivers. I play Battlefield 2 with everything maxed on 1024x768. I'm sure the card will last for the next few months.
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Old 01-07-2007, 10:14 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Thanks for that. I will be happy even if it runs the games on low settings. Better than my computer now that won't even run the games.
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Another thing. I've been reading through some threads and I'm wondering if I should go for Gigabyte 965P-DS3 mobo over the Asus P5B Deluxe. I have heard it's just as good, but it's a lot cheaper...thoughts?
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The P5B has 2 PCIe 16x slots, but the chipset doesn't support SLI or Xfire (maybe with some 3rd-party tweak later on). The P5B Deluxe/Wifi comes a wireless adapter, if you need one. Finally, the P5B uses a heatpipe system to cool the northbridge. Other than that, they're very similar boards. Both motherboards are excellent overclockers, and of course are high-quality.

I see no real advantage of the P5B over the DS3. Come to think of it, I should've ordered a DS3 and saved some bucks . Well the P5B is black and does look cooler, but it's not worth the extra $30.
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Hmm...thanks for that. So I suppose it's just on what brand/price I want because they are both pretty much the same, except for the SLI/Crossfire, which I don't think I would use anyway.

I'm still deciding on a graphics card. It depends on when I wanna upgrade I suppose.
Where does a X1900Pro rank in terms of Nvidia cards?
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