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Looking for a futher upgrade! Mainly due to my x700 finaly taking a well deserved flight across the room. I got this newer 630 prescott running wonderfully. I just ordered the Zalman cnps7700 120mm. I also upgraded from pc2 4200 to pc2 5400 with nice timings. Now i need a gfx that isnt total crap like the x700 was from day one. I dont have a ton to spend maybe 200 MAX. Im looking at this evga 6800gs. Its Cheap and has good reviews. Is there something better for the money i should look at? PCI-Express and has to be Nvidia. Thanx for the input guys!
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For a card with features the 6800gs is the way to go. i would buy one personally.or if you have the money i would buy a 7800gt you should be able to get one really cheap as they stopped making them.
edit: you really can't be mad at ati for having a x700 card because the x800/850 and the x1k series are all very nice.The x700's are all terrible cards.
    
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Thanx for the input Ill look for a cheap 7800 but i think the 6800gs will be the one i go with less i find a crazy deal. Im sure some of ATIs stuff is nice but i will NEVER load catalyst drivers EVER EVER again. All the issues i have ever run into with ATI seem to be driver based. Anyone else hate ATIs software?? or do i just sux0r at life.
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The difference in price between the 6800GS and the 7600GT is ~30.00 - 40.00

Your choice,

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Originally Posted by PaulB
Thanx for the input Ill look for a cheap 7800 but i think the 6800gs will be the one i go with less i find a crazy deal. Im sure some of ATIs stuff is nice but i will NEVER load catalyst drivers EVER EVER again. All the issues i have ever run into with ATI seem to be driver based. Anyone else hate ATIs software?? or do i just sux0r at life.
Well you should have said that.I hate ati drivers. I've had four programs tell me i couldn't do something cause of the "untested drivers".Anyways i'l probably go back to nvidia soon as i feel they have a higher quality product but i would live with ati if i had too.
    
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Wow great post Ropey. Thats a big help. Im looking at more like 70-120$ difference but there is one for under 200 so that would be the way to go! Thanx man!
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What kind of condition is that X700 in? I might be interested in buying it from you if it still works and is PCI-E
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post #8 of 37
I've had my XFX 6800GS for about a month now and haven't had any problems with it. I paid $200 for it, but now ZipZoomFly has the 7600GT for $193 here:

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...uctCode=321063
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post #9 of 37
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Yeah im thinking 7600gs now. Newegg has the Evga which is clocked higher than the XfX stock
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...83#DetailSpecs

The X700 still works and is in fine shape. Its an ATI (not evga, bfg, asus, whoever) and its the Pro with 128mb GDDR3. I would be willing to sell it cheap but i suggest you find something better. Feel free to make me an offer thow!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PaulB
Thanx for the input Ill look for a cheap 7800 but i think the 6800gs will be the one i go with less i find a crazy deal. Im sure some of ATIs stuff is nice but i will NEVER load catalyst drivers EVER EVER again. All the issues i have ever run into with ATI seem to be driver based. Anyone else hate ATIs software?? or do i just sux0r at life.

..you must sux0r at life then, because I've always thought very highly of catalyst, I like it a lot better than forceware.
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