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Old 12-18-2006, 11:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Video Card Dilemma - 7900 or 7950, 256MB or 512MB

I'm nearing the homestretch of getting what I need to build a computer. I'm now questioning the video card to get.

I eventually want to get a GeForce 8800 card, but they are about $150 - $200 out of my price range right now.

So here is what I am considering:
- EVGA GeForce 7900 GT 256MB ($210)
- EVGA GeForce 7900 GT KO 512MB ($305)
- EVGA GeForce 7950 GT 512MB ($255)

This card would need to last me for 8 - 12 months, until I can upgrade to the GeForce 8 series.

Questions:
- Would there be a significant difference between the 7900 256MB and the 7900 512MB cards?
- Would there be a significant difference between the 7900 256MB versus teh 7950 512MB?
- Would a viable option be to get one of these cards now, then get the same card later, using the SLI feature?

My PC purpose is online games, non-online games, video conversion, Office work.
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Old 12-18-2006, 11:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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if your just going to upgrade in 8 mnths ot a 8800 then get the cheapest 7900gt you can find its a great card for games out right now
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agreed, the 7900GT 256MB is a great card, overclocks real well for alil extra sauce.
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Old 12-18-2006, 12:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Should I be concerned that Newegg lists their video cards as 'recertified'?
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Old 12-19-2006, 12:08 AM   #5 (permalink)
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get the 7900 gs coz this is a great card too and overclocks verywell and is also cheaper than the 7900 gt.
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if you are getting a 7900, go for the gs. Or if you want a little more power then go for the 7950.
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this is a real good one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150209

at 600 mhz clock and 16000 mhz memory you will be golden for those 8-12 months
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my vote 7900 GS
i can overclock it to a gt anytime.
7950 waste of money unless u go gx2 then still ur payin more than a 8800.
f-that, son.
as long as the "recertified" cards have the same warranty, what matter?
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