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Old 01-05-2006, 02:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ok so I have a 6600 gt agp and im gonna sell it to a buddy for the same price I bought it for. I still am undecided whether I should upgrade my vga card to a 6800gs or a 7800gt. In order to get the 7800gt I will need a new psu because mine is only 400w.
40-50$ for the 6800gs
200$ for the 7800gt and psu
is the upgrade from a 6800gs->7800gt really worth my 150$ ??
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400W should be enough to support a 7800GT. I'd reccomend getting the 6800GS.
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Yeah, 400w should be fine. Hopefully you have a PCI Express 6pin connecter on you PSU, or you could just buy a molex to 6PIN adapter.

7800GT all the way.
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If your PSU is supplying at least 30A on its 12v rail(s) you should be fine.
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I'm going to vote for the 6800GS. It's going to make you happy for a while. And then when we hit a big spike in performace increase with the next generation of video cards, you can upgrade later. I feel like the 7800 wasn't a DRASTIC performance increase. We'll see how the cookie crumbles I guess.

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i agree with ryan, there wasnt a huge jump between 6xxx-7xxx
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hmm.. I guess ill go with the 6800 gs because after I upgraded my mobo/cpu, I was able to run my games at full settings on my 6600gt pretty well. the 6800gs pcie upg will jus make me more invulnerable to experiencing lag
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