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Old 01-08-2006, 05:18 PM   #11 (permalink)
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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.
Bad price performance ratio but since when did it die early.
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I have the X850 XT PE 256MB, its definetely a good card. Yes it has 8 more pixel pipelines.
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I'm really leaning on the X850 XT PE 256 right now just because: 1) its a little cheaper 2) Some other people have it and are happy with it. If you know of anywhere i could get it cheaper than $245 please tell me.You guys have been alot of help thanx.
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Yea, with the X1800 series out, the X850XT PE can be found for just above $300, which is great. It doesn't have SM3 though :-\
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Well now i gotta another question about a Harddrive. Which one?
.....Looking for something close or under $125 can i get a pretty descent ono or two for that and which brand is the best in your opinions?
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the 7800 GT outperforms the X850 XT, and costs $300
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130256
with this one you can even get Quake 4 for free
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Bad price performance ratio but since when did it die early.
I'm 100% sure I read that the 7800GTX 512 dies really early compared to the 256 version. I read this a month or two ago, if I find the article I'll post it.
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With your budget, check out the eVGA 256-P2-N386 Geforce 6800GS 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130258
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.....Looking for something close or under $125 can i get a pretty descent ono or two for that and which brand is the best in your opinions?
If you're wanting two, look at the Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 ST380817AS 80GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148040

For one, look at the Western Digital Caviar RE WD2500SD 250GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144179

Both have five year warranties.
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will it help alot having the 8 MB cache in the 250GB instead of the 2 MB in the 120 GB ?
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will it help alot having the 8 MB cache in the 250GB instead of the 2 MB in the 120 GB?
Yes. The smaller cache will slow your computer down, as it will have to wait longer on your hard drive.
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