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post #1 of 7
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Having trouble filtering out what graphics card to get next...

Look at spending between:
£100-150 ($200-300)

Now i have looked at the other thread and these are the cards in there:
Under $200- NVidia GeForce 8800GT or ATI Radeon HD 3870
Under $250- NVidia GeForce 8800GTS G92
Under $300- NVidia GeForce 8800GTX


Now that looks like 4 graphics cards to chose from...

BUT when i go do a search on overclockers.co.uk & scan.co.uk i am being presented with cards all in the same series as above, but the prices ranging from £100 to £200 for a card that to me have similar or the same spec as each other...

Please tell me the difference between a 512mb evag 9800 and a 512 bfg 9800 when both have the same chippset, memory speed, processor speed BUT have £100 difference in price?!

SO if anyone could filter out what version to get with the above budget, that would be grand and also help my sore head!...lol

cards i have been looking at are:

£133 - 512MB MSI HD3870
£134 - 512MB HiS (HighTech)HD 3870
£138 - 512MB HiS HD3870 Iceq3 Turbo FullHD
£143 - 512MB PowerColor HD3870
£143 - 512MB PowerColor HD 3870 PCS


£147 - 512MB Asus 8800GTS
£150 - 1GB MSI 9600GT Zilent
£152 - 512MB Gainward 8800GTS, Bliss

(OUT OF RANGE...
BUT not sure if System/PSU can run it AND...
is it worth going that odd extra £30)

£170 - 512MB BFG Tech 8800GTS OC
£180 - 512MB Gigabyte 9800 GTX

PSU is an FSP AX500 with 31a on a single 12v rail...(i think...lol)
with a 6-pin PCI connector
Edited by Valllldondo - 6/3/08 at 1:24am
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post #2 of 7
I'd take the 512 MB Asus 8800GTS, or the Gainward, but personally, I prefer Asus.
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post #3 of 7
Between the two 9800's you are referring to, there's NOTHING different about them other than warranty. Most people will suggest eVGA, BFG, or XFX based off their warranty service (all three have GREAT warranties).

If you're on a 19" screen like your sig says, I'd suggest the 8800GTS 512MB (G92). It is MOST DEFINITELY worth extra money to be buying warranty service. However if one of the three brands I listed above are not available in your price range, the next best card would be the 8800GT 512MB (G92)...again, same brand names.

Also....
If this is for your sig rig, I'd strongly recommend you switch over to a dual core CPU first. You will notice more difference from that than anything you can push graphics wise. If at all possible, find yourself a good X2 processor (dual core), or an Opteron 165/170. And if you've still got money leftover get either a 9600GT 512MB, or an 8800GS 384MB. That would give you a HUGE performance boost.
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Actually, I think I take that back....a new CPU would probably set you back more than you're wanting to spend if you want a GPU as well. Go with the HIS IceQ3 3870. That's a great card. I almost bought one at Christmas time...been kicking myself ever since.
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post #5 of 7
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so bascially in 1st place go for the:

512MB BFG Tech 8800GTS OC (if i can stretch that far)

then

512MB HiS HD3870 Iceq3 Turbo FullHD
Edited by Valllldondo - 6/4/08 at 4:04am
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Right....will be dual cored by Friday at latest!!
1x Opteron 180 & 1x Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro

lets continue...lol
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post #7 of 7
The Asus or Gainward 8800GTs gets my vote.
 
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