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Old 03-04-2006, 11:53 AM   #11 (permalink)
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The X1900xt can be had for under $480 if you use pricegrabber.
Personally I perfer retail versus OEM (except HDDs and Optical drives, etc.) and so far the cheapest retail X1900XT runs around 500 bucks. But if your not so picky you can nab a slightly cheaper OEM version.
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Old 03-04-2006, 12:14 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Hm how much power does a 7800 GT/GTX/512GTX comsume anyways?
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Old 03-04-2006, 12:18 PM   #13 (permalink)
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If you're gonna go with the X1900XTX, go with Sapphire. And if you're talking about actual power in the 7800 I'd at least get a 500watt power supply.
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Old 03-04-2006, 12:28 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Well just a sec, first of all, I never said I have a 7800GT, right now I have some crappy Radeon X300. My psu Is a 360W with 24A on the 12V and I have been told repeatedly on these and other boards that it would be enough to handle a 7800GT because the only other things I have connected that would drain serious power are my cpu, two optical drives and one harddrive. I also went to the PSU calcultor site and with everything my comp has in it, it uses about 315W with with the CPU at 100% utilization.

I wasn't looking to buy something like the X1900XT because they are simply too expensive. That's why the 7900GT for 300 sounds really good to me.
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The 7900GT will perform better than the 7800GTX, just barely though. It's advantages are more easily OC'd, better power consumption and it's cheaper than the 7800GTX.
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Old 03-04-2006, 12:33 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Exactly, it will because it will perform better than the 7800GTX for cheaper as well, I wanted to know if it could use up about the same amount of power so I could buy a much better card for the same price and still know my psu could handle it
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If you're concerned with money, but still want good quality, go with the 7800GTX. It'll be a little cheaper with roughly the same output of power.
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What brand of PSU? I dont know if 360 watts can handle it.
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Which is why it would be wise to purchase a 500watt power supply just to be on the safe side.
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Old 03-04-2006, 01:19 PM   #20 (permalink)
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102003

Here is an SAPPHIRE OEM X1900XT for 450 dollars off newegg. The price/performance on that is pretty dam good!

If you go with ATI make sure you get a card from either ATI themself or Sapphire.
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