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Old 01-08-2006, 04:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Alright guys i'm kinda of a noob to all this but i've already got my CPU and Motherboard (Athlon 64 4400 X2, DFI Lanparty UT nF4 SLI-DR), but i can't decide on which graphics card to go with i'd really like to get the best bang for my buck so tell me what you guys would recommend. Also i do plan to OC possibly,maybe,perhaps(if i don't chicken out) in the future.
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First off, what is your budget?
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eVGA 7800GT-$300
eVGA 7800GTX-$400-$500
eVGA 7800GTX 512-$749

Pick whats in your pricerange.
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ATI:

X800XT
X800XT PE
X850XT
X850XT PE
X1600XT
X1800XL
X1800XT

Nvidia:

6800GS
6800GT
78000GT
7800GTX

I don't advise the 7800GTX 512 because it has a short "life" and it's rediculously priced and you'd be even lucky to find one.
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Right now the best is actually the BFG 7800GTXOC 512MB.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814143044

Its overclocked right out of the box so you wouldn't even need to. Also you could wait between a month - 5 months for the newer cards because those will beat the ones out now.
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Yeah i guess i could wait but i would really like to finish it up and start using it. I really spent more than i wanted to on my CPU but thats allright. I'd say my price range for the graphics card is up to about $250 maybe more.
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if you can get $300 get the 7800gt, if not get a 6800gs
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well what do you think about the 6600 GeForce GT 256MB for $185 is it a pretty descent card or no? i'd like to spend as close to 250 or lowwer if possible. By the way thanks for all the suggestions.
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Well that card is an, ok card, but I don't think it will hold its own for a long time when the newer games start comming out.

Its a decent card but go for a 7800 GT 256MB, that will be a safer long term investment. But its $300 for it, it you can try to go that extra $50-$60 and get that 7800.
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alright i was also suggested the Radeon x850 XT 256MB i found it for around 245 which is in my price range, is this a decent card? I want to save as much as i can. I'm still also looking at the 7800 GT 256 but will it really be that much of a noticeable difference if i don't get that card?
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