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Old 01-02-2005, 10:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Right folks, the time draws near, both armies can smell the death in the air. Well, they can smell the putrid stink of my old graphics card, the dreaded FX 5700 LE, true, it has served me well but now its time is at end. Now, onto the real world. Thing is i'm upgrading my card so i need 'yall to help me make a desciscion. I could really do with a Poll right now but Gamespy has them completey Fux0red so i can't. Anyway, here is the lists of cards i am considering (and can afford)

My MAX price limit is £200 (English Sterling), which is $383(USD), $460(CAD) and $491(AUD)

So, here are the choices (all cards are AGP)

(1) BFG TECH GEFORCE 128mb 6600 GT - £200

(2) Saphire ATI Radeon 9800 Pro - £150

(3) XFX Geforce 6800 128mb - £214

Folks, please comment on why you would pick which one and its pros/cons. Your help is really needed,

Cheers, Ali, aka Diabetic Dude
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I don't even know why the ATi card is in that poll, LOL. Now, i have heard that the 6600GT beats the regular 6800 in benchmarks, but i personally have a 6800 and love it.
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You can get the 6800GT with that high a budget, I am sure you can shell out another $10-20... I dont know what that is in euro though.
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Old 01-02-2005, 11:15 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I suggest this for your budget. http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Product...933&GroupID=27

But for an extra £70 for the GT version there will be a big difference between the two.
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Get the 6600GT. I beats out the regular 6800, 9800XT, and even the X800 Pro. You will be very happy with it.
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I have the XFX 6800 and love it, but if you can afford the gt than get that. but those prices are a bit too much for what you can get them for. Try www.overclockers.co.uk I brought my pc from there.
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dont know where you get you prices from but the 6600GT can be found at pcworld component store for £140 which is £60 less than you posted.

Heres the link
http://www.pcwcomponentcentre.co.uk/invt/pvt43andf7

Thats the one im going to be getting, cheapest ive found so far.
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I bought my 6800 GT from overclockers.co.uk because it was the cheapest i could find but i'm very happy with it. No problems with the card or the website etc.
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I have the XFX 6800 and love it, but if you can afford the gt than get that. but those prices are a bit too much for what you can get them for. Try www.overclockers.co.uk I brought my pc from there.
Thats an amazing site. Cheers

Well, gonna buy the 6800 GT folks, thxs for all your help
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Wow, UK gets bad deals. You can get a 6600GT here for $230 on AGP and $180 on PCIe.
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