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Old 11-12-2004, 03:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My friends wants a really nice vid card and he wants to spend 500 bucks to ensure he can run any game for years to come. at the moment hes playing everquest2 with a ti4200. i know evga is a good brand but he isnt gonna be doing any overclocking and he doesnt even know his comp specs but its a custom computer and he says it rocks except for the video card. so you guys have any suggestions?
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Old 11-12-2004, 04:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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6800GT (very good 6800 card) sells for between $375 and $420 bucks. Can be easily overclocked to 6800Ultra speeds, saving you the $480-520 price of an Ultra.
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Old 11-12-2004, 04:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...170-057&depa=0
is albatron a good company?
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Get the eVGA version of the 6800GT. It is the best.
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Old 11-12-2004, 05:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
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this one look good ?
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...130-208&depa=0
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I thought you could get an Ultra for 500 bucks, i'll go check it out.

and ShoobieRat, he said there is going to be NO overclocking.

Albatron is an unfamiliar brand to me, i would stay away from them.
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The eVGA Ultra is $565 at newegg, but the ASUS (YAY ASUS!!!) Ultra is $535, could you friend spring the extra cash? If not, get the eVGA GT version.
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Don't worry about getting an Ultra, because it is NO WAY worth the extra $100-$150 if you can easily overclock an eVGA 6800GT to Ultra speeds or even past.
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Old 11-12-2004, 07:37 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Tomy thats the one I have.

I honestly would trust anyone else with the 6800's as eVGA is getting all of the credit and awards. Not only that they are dedicated to vid cards. Asus, MSI, etc all make other products too. (im not saying their bad though)
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Old 11-12-2004, 07:48 PM   #10 (permalink)
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i could always go to his house to overclock it , when you overclock from a GT to ultra is there a significant heat increase or high chance of instablity? because i dont feel like frying my friends 500 dollar card =/
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