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post #1 of 21
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K here are my options (all canadian dollars and prices)

BFG 7800 GTX OC $599.99

or...

EVGA 7800 GT $404.99

My new rig spec are below. If i get the EVGA i will probably be getting a waterblock for it and O/C it or if i get the BFG i will probably just stick with the stock cooling adn overclock it from there. I will most likely juts be playing games like Battlefield 2 and Counter Strike.
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post #2 of 21
If you have the money, then go for the GTX. The GTX would most likely overclock further on air cooling than the GT on watercooling.
The 7800GT is a great performer though, if you want to save the extra money.
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post #3 of 21
Go with the 7800GT.
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post #4 of 21
If you ever plan on running SLI I would go for the GTX, since GTX prices will drop when you'd want an another card it'll perform better now and later...or if you want to save money and get a GT and put the extra cash into something else that's a good choice as well.

SLI GT's will perform well for some time to come as well, it's pretty much how much you want to brag about your system when you get the GTX's in SLI

I love my GT and it overclocks very well on stock air (I have the Copper SInk though).

The GTX will be faster regardless, I think I have my card and system specs now to a Vanilla GTX (8000+ 3dMark05 score) I think, it might be a little higher...but you can get a GT to GTX performance with tweaking your system, but if you get eht GTX you can tweak it to closer to SLI GT's, it'll take a lot but it's worth a shot if you can WC the GPU
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post #5 of 21
I'd go for the GTX as well...once NVIDIA releases it's "Dual GPU" 7800s to allow the user to have basically 4 GeForce 7800 GTX 512s on one system (I'm disgusted...) as mentioned in CES 2006, those cards should drop in price by a couple hundred; allowing you to throw on another in the future.

(Link to CES 2006 stream: http://www.visualwebcaster.com/Dell/31754/event.html NVIDIA talk starts about 20% into the presentation.)
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post #6 of 21
well if you are one of those "PC Geniuses" you can "mode" the GT to GTX...
let's say you will need a stronger cooling and a few hours to spend moding your bios (after updating with original GTX bios)...
but if it's to much of a problem just spend the extra money for the best pref...

btw it's my first reply and i saw some scary pc's that belong to some users at this community (hmm... Opteron :S)...
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well if you are one of those "PC Geniuses" you can "mode" the GT to GTX...
let's say you will need a stronger cooling and a few hours to spend moding your bios (after updating with original GTX bios)...
but if it's to much of a problem just spend the extra money for the best pref...

btw it's my first reply and i saw some scary pc's that belong to some users at this community (hmm... Opteron :S)...
happy to be here...
You can't mod the GT to a GTX. Changing the bios won't help this unfortunately.
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post #8 of 21
The rig you have thee so far is cryin out for a GTX .If i had the money i would have one now and save for another later .I have a buyer for my GT at the end of the month and at least one GTX will be in my rig possibly two by end of FEB .But if the budget is tight i have found my GT plays every thing smooth at the moment with everything maxed out .But if you intend to have the fastest rig you can then 2 x 7800GTX
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post #9 of 21
get this:
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...696711&CatId=0

an overclocked 7800GT is only about 5% behind a gtx. then get a waterblock and oc your cpu
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post #10 of 21
I have that card runninng at 516/1.17 3dMark05 it right now..so in a few minutes I can let you know what this puppy can do and I'm not totally done OC'ing my system yet.
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