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Which combo will best suit price to performance

3700+ SD w/ 7800GTX
3700+ SD w/ 7800GT

146 Opty w/ 7800GTX
146 Opty w/ 7800GT

148 Opty w/ 7800GTX
148 Opty w/ 7800GT

I have to drop the price .. I'm at $2100 total after shipping and what not, needs to be no more then $1900.

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i would go with first one...the 3700+ / 7800 gtx ...the sd's are supposed to be INDCREDIbLE escpecially when oc'ing.. -trey
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3700/7800gt
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I'd say the 3700+ and the 7800gt. The SD has been doing very well recently, and the 7800gt is well worth its price.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by KoSoVaR
Which combo will best suit price to performance

3700+ GTXSD w/ 7800
3700+ SD w/ 7800GT

146 Opty w/ 7800GTX
146 Opty w/ 7800GT

148 Opty w/ 7800GTX
148 Opty w/ 7800GT

I have to drop the price .. I'm at $2100 total after shipping and what not, needs to be no more then $1900.

:-D
Looks good....
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pick any processor you want...+ the 7800GT. The sandy as of late has been a beast. Do whatever you want though.
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post #7 of 11
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I only have to knock off $150 .... I'm sure I can do it with getting a 7800GTX and a 3700+ San Diego, but is it worth getting the video card thats a **** load more?
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post #8 of 11
3700+ SD w/ 7800GTX

If you have the money allways go with the best graphics card I say. I hear the 4 extra pipes are worth the price difference. I have the 3700 SD and I can tell you from personal experiance it works wonders. I love this processor. From its stock 2.2 I have kicked it up too 2.71 with stock cooling running at 38idle and 51 under load. I havent tried to go higher but I wouldnt doubt I could hit three with a new CPU heatsink and fan. Together they make a great combo.

A side note if you wait like a couple days or weeks I am not sure you can just get the 7900 GTX which is supposed to be marginally better than the 7800GTX and since your obviously looking for something nice why not get the best they have to offer.
post #9 of 11
i would say the second last optys are amzaing for overclocking and the 148 is alot better than the 3700 standard and at overclocking also wait and go for the 7900gt/x they wont be that much dearer than the 7800gt/x i think $385 so wait like a week or 2

check out these links below
the cpus

http://www23.tomshardware.com/cpu.ht...2=257&chart=69

the gpus

http://www.tomshardware.com/2005/12/...ii/page11.html
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post #10 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by KoSoVaR
I only have to knock off $150 .... I'm sure I can do it with getting a 7800GTX and a 3700+ San Diego, but is it worth getting the video card thats a **** load more?
IMHO go with the 3700+ and wait for the 7900's to come out, it's less then a month away.

The GTX is not worth the extra money unless you just hit the lottery.
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