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Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by Chimp, Aug 21, 2004.

  1. Chimp

    Chimp Member

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    Hi guys,
    I bought D00M3 on the first day~!!!!! I have a blast playling it untill I saw all the reviewsand screen shots. The game looks more better and more funner on their computer than mind. Now I want a new graphic card. Im currently using XFX5500 256mb. My budget is about $500. So I am aiming for those top of line ones.
    And here are some questions.

    1) My mobo is this. Will the x800 xt or the 6800 ultra work on it? http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=13-127-156&depa=0

    2) I saw a link from Praetor about the 6800 ULTRA EXTREAM EDITION. Is this even worth a wait?

    3) Where can I get a x800 xt or 6800 ultra? I look around and it is all sold out. And What brand should I get? For example x800 xt = ATI? 6800 Ultra = eVga ?

    I'm pretty ugly at these computer stuff. Any help would be greatly appriciated.

    -Thx ChimpSter-
     
  2. Chimp

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    Let me just give my specs base on what I know. It may help with my questions.

    CPU = IntelĀ® Pentium-4 Processor 3.0 Ghz CPU [512K Cache, 800MHz FSB, Hyper Threading Ready]

    CASE = Nzxt Guardian ATX Mid-Tower Case w/420W Power Supply

    CARD and MOBO above post.

    RAM = 1024 MB Dual Channel [512MB X2] DDR-400 PC3200 Hyper X

    HD = 160 western digital
     
  3. Nephilim

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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    The two top tier cards, the 6800 Ultra and X800XT, both start at $550 and go all the way up to $600 for some models. Too damn much money for something that will be surpassed in six months.

    The second tier cards, the 6800GT and the X800 Pro, both start at $425 and go up to $500. Now the thing to keep in mind is that these two cards have a big difference between them. The X800 Pro has 12 pipelines versus the 6800 GT's 16 pipelines. That's a huge difference and a no-brainer when the cards cost roughly the same amount of money :)
     
  5. Chimp

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    I checked on newegg as you sugested on the 6800.So many manufacture~!!!!!!!. I have no idea which one worth it??? Any tips anyone? I'll write down the name here. ALBATRON, CHAINTECH, PNY, GAINWARD, XFX, LEADTEK, EVGA, BFG, PROLINK, MSI, ASUS. THX
     
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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi,

    I like XFX, EVGA, MSI and Asus myself, but most any will do :)
     
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    AMEN!!!

    I think spending over $300 on a video card is ridiculous for the same reason.

    I think the ATI 9800 Pro is a good compromise. You can get it for around $275.
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=14-102-361&depa=1

    If you're set on getting a "top tier" card, I agree that you should go with the Nvidia chip from what I've read.
     
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    For that price bracket you can get a 6800 :)
     

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