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hey all i have an x800gto that oc's well but i want to run hdr and a little eye candy. my budget is about $170 so im looking at x1800gto, x1800gto2, and the x1900gt. which of these is the best value, especially if any of them allow to unlock pipes or have an easy mod.
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The HIS X1900GT is a beast of an overclocker.
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yeah, wax shop had one for sale and i missed it. do any of the gto versions unlock?
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I don't know about unlocking pipes on the x1800gto's, but the GTO's are about the same price as the X1900GT, which like I said, overclocks like crazy and would probably do just as well as a stock X1900XT or XTX.
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im looking at open box items as i have had good luck with them. newegg has an x1800gto2 for a good price, and yes i do care about the $30 diff.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16814102027R
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X1800GTO2. Unlocks to X1800XT 512MB.
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wouldnt the card i posted beat an x1900gt in many games then?
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post #8 of 22
I think you should go with

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161029

It's about $30 more

I think it would do a lot better than the X1800GTO though, because of the much faster (1300 to 1000mhz) ram and faster core speeds. It also has a better heatsink.

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X1800GTO2. Unlocks to X1800XT 512MB.
What are you unlocking, they both have 16 pipes.
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post #9 of 22
A X1800XT 512MB (read: X1800GTO2 unlocked) would beat a X1900GT though.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by The Pook
A X1800XT 512MB (read: X1800GTO2 unlocked) would beat a X1900GT though.
Why, what are you unlocking?
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