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Old 02-01-2006, 05:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Which graphics card should I go with?

My specs are high enough to handle both, I just want to know which would be a better choice for me to buy.

Sapphire Radeon X850XT
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102505

EVGA Geforce 6800GS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130265

The Sapphire card has higher specs but I don't think they have lifetime warranties on their cards.

The EVGA card has lower specs but has a lifetime warranty. I don't know what to get.
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never heard of "sapphire" brand

the EVGA is a good brand, and has a good warranty.

i would recommend the EVGA
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You'll get a 7800GT. Or better yet, wait for the G80 and R600.
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Based on his budget I don't think a current 7800GT is in the range nor is a new G80 when it's released. I recommend waiting for the G80 to be released then grab yourself a 7800GT.
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Shhhh....If NewEgg hears of our plan, that almost every middlemarket gamer is waiting for this G80 to come out so the 7800GT/X will be dirt cheap... they'll jack up the prices on us. Wouldn't that suck! hahaah
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lol I bet that happens.
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