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Well, I'm obviously here to ask about what to buy, just like everyone else lol.

My basic confliction here is...

I want a new video card.
I don't want to spend a ton on it.
I'm sixteen and poor.
I don't know if I want SM3.0 or not.
Sounds shiny.
Sounds expensive.

So heres the competitors...

Something out of the X800 series, or X850s for raw performance...

One of the X1600PROs, for the use of SM3.0...

Or possibly a 6800GS for both... and 230$ price...

I'm really, really confused. I don't want to spend a lot obviously, but I want THE BEST "Bang for Buck" card that I can get.

(As some side notation...
(ATI or nVidia, don't really care)
(I'd rather have 256MB GDDR3 and a 256-Bit Interface than anything else)
(That's basically it!)
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First off, you'll want to go with SM 3.0. In my opinion, the best bang for your buck would the 6800gs as you said. It wont compare with the new 7900 series, but it will hold you over until the new dx10 cards arrive and it wont break the bank either. If you decide to go Evga(the best option IMO) you could take advantage of their step-up program in a couple months when prices drop a little. Just my

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130265
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lol...
I guess no one realized I'm on AGP still.
The AGP Price Gouging is ridiculous
A 6800GS AGP is really expensive lol. Are the other two not worth it then I'm guessing?
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what the heck is SM 3.0????
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post #5 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by bryman31
what the heck is SM 3.0????

Shader Model 3.0, Go with the 6800GS or maybe even a 7600.
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post #6 of 18
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Shader Model 3.0
It's a new tech slowly being utilized more and more in todays new age games.
go google it if you want some more info lol.

Basically all nVidia cards from the 6 series and on support it
While all ATI cards from X1k series support it.
Which is really pissing me off because if the X800GTO had it I would've already ordered it...
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post #7 of 18
the 6800gs agp is just a few over 200... and its a great card. i love mine!i aswell have an agp and i too am sick of the agp price gouging....

EDIT: oh damn they are $230!!! they raised the prices! thats bull....
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post #8 of 18
Also, "confliction" isn't the word you'd use. It's "conflict."

--Cheers
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post #9 of 18
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http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=confliction

lol.
Well anyways yeah, so I guess every one is for the 6800?
>.<! Damnnnnnnn 230 dollars
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post #10 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by SamaNanashi
I don't want to start an argument, but, I didn't say that it isn't a word, I said that it isn't the word you'd use.

"The two sides were caught in a state of confliction." That's how you'd use it.


"I discussed a conflict I was caught up in with my brethren at Overclock.net." Conflict is the word you're looking for.

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