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Oh god dude, why Tiger Direct?! BLEGH! Tiger Direct sucks horribly for Canada. Go with NCIX or Memory Express. They're both good in my opinion from experience. There's also Canada Computers and Bigfoot Computers, but I haven't used them so I can't really tell ya' what I think about them.
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Um i might have missed something, but didnt everyone say to go for the 7900gt, the one in the link is a 7800gs
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Originally Posted by gill
Um i might have missed something, but didnt everyone say to go for the 7900gt, the one in the link is a 7800gs

The 7900 series cards are only for PCI-E. The only card close to that for agp is the 7800gs.
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Don't use tigerdirect, From what I've heard they have very poor customer service. www.ncix.com ftw.
    
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I wouldn't buy it from tigerdirect.ca Try NCIX.com but i think they dont have a 7900gt in stock :/
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post #16 of 20
You have an AGP slot so the 7900gt is out of the question (PCI-Express) . A 6800 vanilla OR 6800gs would be your best bet, because anything higher (like a 7800gs) would be severly bottlenecked by your skt478 2.8ghz proc.

A 6800 vanilla should run FEAR on medium settings no problem, and the GS version should be able to handle medium/high. Dont know about Oblivion though .
    
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post #17 of 20
The 7800 would still give a much greater performance than a 6800gs. It wouldn't bottle neck that much. Ive had both cards and there was a big difference in gaming. If he has the money to spend the 7800gs would be a lot better then the 6800gs.
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Yeah my CPU won't be a problem, I'm OC'ing my 2.8 to a 3.4 soon
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post #19 of 20
Well it just depends on how much you are willing to spend then . The 7800gs should easily last until DX10, but a 6800gs might be more of a stretch.........
    
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post #20 of 20
if you ever get PCI-X get the 7900GT CO. i have one and im getting higher frames than a 7800GTX 512!!
and its like 330 bucks
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