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post #11 of 31
If you cant afford the 512 then any 7800 series 256mb will perform as well as the rest, and they all overclock relatively well.
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Originally Posted by Ares545
DUDE.... no contest here... so sit down and LISTEN

You ARE getting the 7800gtx 512
You will forget about your processor for NOW
You WILL get watercooling once you have money again

Don't say this isn't some constructive support right there boy or i'll give ya a good ol kicken up the wazoo

Trust me, i'm cool like that ;D
ROFL Your great dude! Your just like me well thats if your not crazy - then again my mates do say i am crazy!
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ROFL Your great dude! Your just like me well thats if your not crazy - then again my mates do say i am crazy!
hehehe

no, its just the 512 literally DOMINATES over the regular gtx
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ROFL... That was very constructive support Ares545.
Just to be the Devil's Advocate.....that's the most expensive part in a computer and now is a sketchy time to dump that much onto a graphics card because after the New Year DX10 should be rearing it's ugly head. Upgrading the cpu now and getting the killer w/c would be cheaper and I doubt that Socket M2 with ddr2 will the that much of a change. Up to you, but just wanted to point out 2 paths to look at. Also, postponing the graphics card for now, leaves you open to Crossfire and SLI both. Bottomline.... buy something and don't look back!
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Well ok - but how long before a better one comes out lol is it worth the £530 and that it wont be £200 in around 6 months lol!

EDIT I have an SLI board now and whats this new technology your talking about?

EDIT 2 OH Direct X 10 - Will that 512 run that? I FOUND THIS VIDEO THAT IS MENT TO BE FARCRY ON DX 10 AND OMG IT KICKS 360S ASS! http://media.putfile.com/CryENGINE2_PDC05-XviD
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530 pounds is roughly $1,000USD... I seriously wouldn't spend that much money on that card... yes, it's the fastest consumer video card out right now, but interestingly enough, according to a review I read the other night, the performance lead it has is based almost solely on its higher clock speed, the extra 256MB of RAM does almost nothing to boost performance in most games. I'd almost say you'd be better off to get a 256MB GTX, water cool it, and overclock it to get near the same performance and save yourself some green (what color is British money anway? ). Also, the water cooling is more of a long-term investment as it can be used over and over again with only changing blocks occasionally. And as, sccr pointed out, you've got a new generation of hardware coming out not before too long, so I dunno if I could justify the purchase to myself.
    
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yeah i saw some info the 7800 512mb will olny grab you an extra 1900 or so points in 3D mark 05 the system got 7700 with the 256mb version and got 9600 or so with the 512mb, your prolly better off buying two 256mb 7800's and SLI'ing them. Or simply buy one and run your games in 1024x768 with all the eye candy... unless you like 1600x1200 you really don't need a 512mb card...
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Good point does anyone agree? And british money is weird its white and stuff see this image:

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yeah i saw some info the 7800 512mb will olny grab you an extra 1900 or so points in 3D mark 05 the system got 7700 with the 256mb version and got 9600 or so with the 512mb, your prolly better off buying two 256mb 7800's and SLI'ing them. Or simply buy one and run your games in 1024x768 with all the eye candy... unless you like 1600x1200 you really don't need a 512mb card...
My 256MB GTX handles 1600x1200 no problems whatsoever. And thats with some eye candy on as well.
    
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post #20 of 31
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Originally Posted by YiffyGriffy
My 256MB GTX handles 1600x1200 no problems whatsoever. And thats with some eye candy on as well.
Then it seems my point has just been proven very well.. spend the extra $600 US on a beeter CPU cooler or RAM maybe even MOtherboard so you can make that CPU of your match tha 256mb 7800
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