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Old 03-30-2005, 03:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default *Sigh* I'm making the transition...

...To PCI-E. I'm getting a Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe, and an Asus 6800 GT (256mb) to go with it in a few days.

It's going to leave me broke, but at least my machine will be a bit more future-proof (or at least for the next 12 months lol).
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Old 03-30-2005, 03:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't understand why you would do that now if you already have an AGP 6800GT? Why not just wait until you need to upgrade your video card then make the switch?
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Old 03-30-2005, 03:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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good choice in stuff thats a good board same i have sux that ur going down though i have same card as u currently do but in pci express
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yeah cause there is no point with the stuff u got u would be downgrading just for pci express which you can just get later:P
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pci-x is totaly differnt from pci-e, pci-x is used in servers i think.......
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If you're upgrading to PCI-E then consider getting a better video card. Sell your 6800 GT AGP and motherboard and upgrade to an x850xt or something like that.
This would be a good idea.
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...102-483&depa=1

Or if you could afford it maybe a full-fledged x850 xt pe.
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...102-473&depa=1

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If you're upgrading to PCI-E then consider getting a better video card. Sell your 6800 GT AGP and motherboard and upgrade to an x850xt or something like that.
This would be a good idea.
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...102-483&depa=1

Or if you could afford it maybe a full-fledged x850 xt pe.
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...102-502&depa=1
GAH. Let the man have his kick@$$ 6800GT, he can even add a second one

The asus boards today are buggy, with their SLI board being very buggy. I would suggest looking at DFI's and MSI's offerings.
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or u could get a new 6800 gt or 6800 ultra...
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SLI is terrible, he should just get a powerful RADEON. Oh and you quoted me while I was editing the second link, I accidentally linked to the x850 xt pe AGP version instead of the PCI-E version that I now updated. I don't think the x850 xt pe is really worth the extra cost over the x850 xt though. I think the the x850 xt for $445 is a really good deal. More powerful than a 6800 gt or ultra.
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