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hey guys, i got BF2142 for christmas and want to get HL2 and FEAR soon, however my 9800pro is having troubles with games like Farcry and Oblivion on medium to low settings so i wont be able to play the newer ones so well or atleast not at a decent resolution to take advantage of my 22" acer.
so heres where it egts trickier, my nf7-s only supports agp but i was planning on upgrading to conroe in bout 3 months.
so i need an agp card that can play new games at high detail and res but is not really expensive since i will only be using it for a couple months? can a $100 1300pro handle those graphics or would i have to go as high as a 1950 pro to do it?
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post #2 of 9
A x1300 isn't really going to be a huge leap over your 9800pro. I would go with a 7600GT. Good enough to play all games at medium or higher settings and not terribly expensive.
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what about http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814143046 ?
$60 rebate seems awesome to me, i dont really have a problem with mir when it saves me that much. is it worth it?
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post #4 of 9
With the sixty dollar rebate that is a pretty good deal. At stock a 7600GT and 7800GS are very close performance wise. However the 7800GS is usually the better overclocker without a volt mod.
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yeah go for the 7800 gs, thats one of the best AGP cards out
    
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post #6 of 9
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with the rebate it appears that the 7800gs comes to bout the same if not cheaper than the 7600gt. so im prob gonna order it tommorow unless someone finds a better deal or know a reason why i shoudnt get a 7800gs?
and if not than thank you very much for ur help
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post #7 of 9
no problem you should be more then happy with that card
    
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post #8 of 9
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ok i just ordered the bfg 7800gs, cant wait to try it out. should be a big change from using my 9800 pro for the last 3 years
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I will find this webpage that show some game FPS benchies. I remember on the site that the 7600GT outperformed the 7800GS. I mean it was more like a tie with the 7600GT winning some and the 7800GS winning other marks. The x850 XT smoked all the other VC but is unable to perform SM3.0 functions. IMO I would get an XFX 7600GT but thats just me. Goodluck.
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