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Well, heres the deal.
I have a set budget of 170$, for everything, give or take a few.
My original plan, was to purchase this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102609
As well as some AS5...

But after some thinking, I began contemplating not getting the X800GTO.
Because I wanted some other things, but I'm not sure if I should sacrifice
my new vid card just to save some money for buying cooling etc.

Here's the combinations I'm looking at...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102666
That X1600PRO, plus the Zalman VF700, some AS5, and a couple case fans.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150089
That 6600GT, plus the Zalman VF00, some AS5, and a couple case fans.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814140067
That 6800, keeping the stock cooling, some AS5, and a couple case fans.

And that's pretty much what I'm looking at. The Arctic Silver 5 would be for my proc, and possibly my video card chipset. I'm ordering next friday too, so I have time to discuss it and look at my possible options. As of right now, I'm looking at it from best to worst choices, in this order...

1. Just get the X800GTO and AS5: Good Bandwidth and unlockable...
2. TIE for 2nd... The X1600PRO or 6800... Both are pretty good...
3. The 6600GT with that good cooling, good OC's on that...

I really want this to be my last major upgrade until DX10 and stuff.
Something that will be able to play AoE3, BFME2, WoW (Better), and possibly
FEAR and Oblivion. I really don't care about SM3 that much, I would prefer it,
but I honestly dont see a big difference in that or SM2. But yeah, discuss!


(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118124 this is the link to the Zalman if you were wondering.)
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Cmon guys!
Someone, gimme some input?
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post #3 of 14
Id personally go for the x800GTO. BUT, i think you can get better performance, and more bang for the buck with this card: It costs exactly the same.

EDIT: Doh, that ones PCIe. Forget it, go for the x800gto, unlock, oc, you could probably get it up to atleast a x850
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post #4 of 14
Ipersonally would get the X1600 pro as its the X1000 series it has SM3 already which is a nice feature.
post #5 of 14
If you are not concerned about SM3 then go for the X800GTO which will afford you the best performance.
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post #6 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by xie67
If you are not concerned about SM3 then go for the X800GTO which will afford you the best performance.
I also agree with that the GTO is a nice card
post #7 of 14
not 100% chance on unlocking the x800GTO expecially the latest ones, but it has the r480 core which easily reaches the mid 500MHz range for ocing
    
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post #8 of 14
Yes a very worhty point of note.

And as you mention even non-unlocked versions will provide you with the performance you require.
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post #9 of 14
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Wow, thanks for the answers guys !
I'm definitely set on this card now, you guys just confirmed what I thought.
The good points heavily outweigh the bad on this card.
It just totally out muscles the 1600, and I don't really care about SM3.0

Well, I'm gonna order on this upcoming wednesday if things go well, or possibly friday if they don't. I'll be sure to take tons of pictures as it will be a momentous occasion, and run some benchmarks and stuff.

BTW, what's the deal with unlocking? Only if you get blue PCB?
Hmm....
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post #10 of 14
blue PCB That's funny You can unlock it with rivatuner/bios flash or other softs, there's a thread on this on the ATI section.
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