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Old 10-12-2005, 12:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Looking for good graphics card. Any suggestions?

Ok so I have looked at many graphics cards, but not sure which one to choose. I am very much into gaming and graphics, looking for PCI express and 256MB video memory. I have two PCI express slots available. I would like to stay at $500 maybe more. Any suggestions?


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Intel Pentium 4 3.2GHz (HT) / Kingston 2GB Duel channel RAM/ 200GB SATA HDD / DVD±RW Dual-Layer / CD-ROM / Flash Media Reader/ Windows XP Home/ 500 Watt Power Supply/ Graphics Card????
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Old 10-12-2005, 12:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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nVidia 7800GT, without a doubt. Then flash the VGA BIOS into GTX, saving you about a hundred dollars. the GT is around 350-400 is im not mistaken, and then you can save up for another to SLi it.

As for brands, go for XFX, eVGA, Leadtek, or BFG...not necessarily in that order
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Old 10-12-2005, 01:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Nvidia

7800

evga

wish I could afford one...
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Old 10-12-2005, 01:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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nVidia 7800GT, without a doubt. Then flash the VGA BIOS into GTX, saving you about a hundred dollars. the GT is around 350-400 is im not mistaken, and then you can save up for another to SLi it.

As for brands, go for XFX, eVGA, Leadtek, or BFG...not necessarily in that order
correct me if i am wrong but i dont think it is that simple, i heard that the card manufacturers did a pretty good job of nuking those cards. i have never done that sort of thing but surely if it was that simple nobody would buy the GTX. btw i am serious about telling me because it will save me about £100.
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Old 10-12-2005, 01:42 PM   #5 (permalink)
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its not that simple.
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you would have to release 4 more pixel pipelines (this could be very difficult as the i heard that the card manufacturers did a good job of nuking their cards).
increase the speeds (via OC) but the 7800gt will never be able to catch up with a 7800gtx which has recieved the same treatment.
increase the bandwidth by 5GB/s?

hmmmmm...souds tricky to say the least
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Thanks for your replies. It sounds like the 7800 is a beast. I will be considering it.
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