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ok so my friend wants an NVIDIA card, and has $300.00 to spend, im an ati guy, and might be switching soon, anyway, whats the best nvidia card for him, he has the 7800gs agp, but is switching to PCIE this week, what shall i tell him??
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7800gt

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130249
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Quote:
Originally Posted by metalkobra
7800gt

ok but the 7600gt looks to be a faster card spec wise, or so he says
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ummm....this is the biggest no brainer....a 7900GT

many can be had for $300, the trick is finding them in stock somewhere

$309 Shipped - but out of stock
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...uctCode=321057

probably the fastest one for $300
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bryman31
ok but the 7600gt looks to be a faster card spec wise, or so he says
*****...yeah ok 20 pipes compared to 16...hah, now which is better?

edit: yeah didnt notice the 7900GT was that low here, get this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130281
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7800GT if youve got 300, 7600 if youve only got 200. 7600 is 128 bit which is really its only con
cant complain..
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post #7 of 13
eVGA Geforce 7900GT 256-P2-N563-AX:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130281

$319usd, free shipping.

Better than the 7800GT, almost matches 7800GTX, and costs less.

EDIT: Also can upgrade card later (within 90 days of purchase), using eVGA Step-up program BIG PLUS.
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post #8 of 13
definetly the 7900gt or a x1800xl/xt if money agrees
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post #9 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by timmay7
a x1800xl/xt if money agrees
Don't bother with ATi, more power draw, more heat, and equal to less framerates than the 7900
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post #10 of 13
I'm the "friend" Bryman31 is talking about. I just toasted my Asus socket 478 board and now it's time to upgrade.

I just ordered:

ORDER CONTENT:
1 x (246502) DFI LANPARTY UT NF4 SLI-DR Expert nForce4 SLI Athlon 64(FX)/64
X2 Dual-Core Skt939 DDR ATX Motherboard w/Audio, Dual Gigabit LAN, RAID/Serial
ATA Retail ***Free Shipping*** @ $189.79

1 x (80721-1) AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Processor Socket 939 Retail ***Free
Shipping*** @ $295.00

1 x (101220-12) Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB Serial ATA II
7200RPM Hard Drive w/16MB Buffer ***Free Shipping*** @ $94.00

I'm trying to figure out what video card to get now and unfortunately I'm limited to CompUSA stock. I have a $300 credit down there I need to use to by my video card.

I was looking at the BFG 7600 GT OC and thhe BFG 7800 GT OC and noticed that the 7600 actually has way better core and memory speeds. WTH?

This is my first AMD system and I'm basically trying to make it faster than my old P4 2.6 ghz system when gaming and performing multitasking apps. What do you guys think of my choice of board and cpu? BTW, memory is Corsair platinum PC3200 DDR 400 (1 gig for now)

Thanks for the help,

Grimm
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