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Old 02-20-2005, 11:35 PM   #21 (permalink)
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with stock cooling? how?! i get tears at 450/1.15ghz on a 6800gt
Well you can't exactly count the 6600GT and 6800GT in the same class.

less core speed and memory speed on a 6800GT would still be faster.

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Old 02-21-2005, 12:02 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Originally posted by elpea117
Ok thanks, yeah i use AGP.
You want an AMD 939 3000-3500, 1 gig-2 gig ram, and either a 6600GT, or a 6800GT, going lower is not worth the few dollars you save, and make sure you get a good PSU, I like Antec and Enermax, both these manufactures win awards for the units all the time and are considered 2 of the best.

IMO, you should wait a few months, but no-one ever listens, so just make sure you get a compatible system, with a good PSU.
The PC world is moving to PCIe, and your GPU options are probably going to top out at X850XT, so if you can wait a few months you could get a PCIe system, and use the X800XL, the best high end PCIe card out there.

I like Sparkle 6800GT, not sure about which is the best 6600GT.

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Old 02-21-2005, 12:13 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Here are the two cards that I recommend. All you have to do is decide how much you want to spend.

eVGA 6600GT...$198

eVGA 6800GT...$379

eVGA is a very good brand that makes high quality cards. Don't worry about overclocking or after market cooling, both of those cards perform very well stock.
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Old 02-21-2005, 10:29 AM   #24 (permalink)
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i think ill go with the 198 dollar one
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Old 02-21-2005, 10:39 AM   #25 (permalink)
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memory is not as important as the gpu. a 5200 w/ 256mb does not come close to a 5700 128. memory is nice, but there are not that many games on the market now that need that much, except for maybe eq2. i highly advise the 6800gt. its done wonders for me!
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Old 02-21-2005, 11:02 AM   #26 (permalink)
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how much is it?
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Old 02-22-2005, 06:29 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Is GDDR3 the same as DDR3 memory?

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