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Old 05-15-2006, 05:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm building a new rig this summer, and a 7900 GT is my main candidate for a graphics card. However, it lacks DirectX10 functionality, which is a problem, as I'll probably be getting Windows Vista. (Noy immediately, mind you. Probably next summer, or around then.) Should Buying a 7900 GT and replacing it only a year later feels like a waste; what are my options?
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Well if you plan on getting Vista the next summer, I would say its safe to go with the 7900GT. Not that it's cheap, but it is not an extremely high priced card so I doubt it would be a waste. Anyways, you could always sell it for some cash whenever you are ready to get the nVidia g80 (assuming you are going to stick with nVidia).
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Old 05-15-2006, 06:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Either buy a 7900GT right now and sell it when DX10 cards come out, or wait to get a GeForce 8.

I say wait.
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you do realize that it WILL work with windows vista, just that you wont be able to play DX10 games w/ dx10 graphics on
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yeah dude wait for the g80, thats what im doin'
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will the g80s be out in 2 months?
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Well if you plan on getting Vista the next summer, I would say its safe to go with the 7900GT. Not that it's cheap, but it is not an extremely high priced card so I doubt it would be a waste. Anyways, you could always sell it for some cash whenever you are ready to get the nVidia g80 (assuming you are going to stick with nVidia).

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lets see.. that'll be $725 please

just wait a few months. If you really need something to "hold you over", DONT buy top of the line!! PLEASE!!
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Old 05-16-2006, 03:52 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Yeh, seeing as its next summer, you should be alright, but i'm buying a 7600gt with a conroe, and waiting till the DX10 cards come out, then i'll sell my 7600 and nab a g80, it'll be well worth the wait.
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You could just get a 7600 or a 6800, I have a 6800 and it plays all my games max graphics, (albeit a very good 6800), and this'll cost a **** of a lot less and then get a G80/71 or whatever the lesser one is, and then have UBER gaming with fabulous DX10! I'm waiting for the DX10 Graphics....!

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You should wait to get a G8, but that is just what I would do.
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