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6800_m0nster
06-12-04, 04:09 PM
To begin with i am new here :)
So, hi to everyone here.
Well, i came here because i need your guys help.
I wanna pick up a geforce 6800 ultra.
But, i dont exectly now with what brand i should go.
Money isn't a problem i just want to buy a card that could last for like 3-4 year's. :)
so what is the best bang for the buck :)

vläd
06-12-04, 04:46 PM
What's the rest of your system like?

6800_m0nster
06-12-04, 05:09 PM
a64 3400+
asus k8v deluxe
1gb ddr 3200 ram

why do you want to now that?

monly
06-12-04, 05:12 PM
a64 3400+
asus k8v deluxe
1gb ddr 3200 ram

why do you want to now that?

if you have a ****e system then there is no point in getting a top of the range card.

6800_m0nster
06-12-04, 05:29 PM
Ok i see.
Can we please go back on topic. :)

kahloq
06-12-04, 05:40 PM
Evga is highly touted. For one, their customer supports gets great reviews.
BFG is another good brand
Gainward is good, but expensive
PNY is so so. Many ppl have reported negative things about longevity of PNY cards
MSI is good but pricey
XFX is another brand. Seems decent, but I havent heard much about their quality

My oppinion is either Evga or BFG. I believe BFG has a lifetime warranty, but not sure of exact details. Best Buy usually carries BFG(Assylum).....once released anyway.

You can preorder an Evga at www.buyxg.com They have a real good reseller rating.

Stay clear of newegg.com as they have shown already to price gouge customers, in fact raising the price within 2 mins of listing a few XFX cards as in stock

vläd
06-12-04, 05:47 PM
Well, I wouldn't EXACTLY say "Stay clear of Newegg" but I would be rather careful of them until the inventory of 6800s are a bit more plentiful. I think that 70% of the etailers are gouging a bit currently, so you need to decide how quickly you want the card vs. how much you're willing to spend.

BTW, is there a price range that you're looking at?

kahloq
06-12-04, 05:54 PM
Well, www.buyxg.com isnt really gouging. yes, the Ultra is listed at 545, however, I preordered one from them and there was no additonal charge for shipping and no taxes. I also have one on preorder from Compusa. Their price was 499.99, BUT they have to charge taxes if there is a retail store in your state. So the total on that was 533.50. That is why I mentioned buyxg.com, cuz they arent really gouging, unlike Newegg charging 609, PLUS shipping, PLUS 2.99 for same day "out of their warehouse" shipping on day you order it.

grimreefer
06-12-04, 06:10 PM
leadtek is the best
(if ur overclocking with stock cooling)

6800_m0nster
06-12-04, 06:12 PM
Ok, i see.
Well is the Aopen geforce 6800 ultra any good?

kahloq
06-12-04, 06:13 PM
I believe AOpen is decent. Although I have no direct experience with that manufacturer.

vläd
06-12-04, 06:21 PM
Personally, I would recommend the following manufacturers in this order;
1. Gainward (no reports of anyone having one yet that I know of)
2. BFG (A few are trickling in)
3. Leadtek (I think a few have been found in Europe)
4. XFX or eVGA* (A few are trickling in)

*eVGA should move to #2 when/if the extreme ships.

6800_m0nster
06-12-04, 07:10 PM
Well, here is the deal.
My local pc store doesn't deliver BFG XFX or eVGA.
And also not gainward or leadteck.
However they do deliver Aopen asus and gigabyte.
So that are the brands that i can choose from.
but which one in the best.
i would personely go for asus but they dont got there geforce 6800 ultra
on there site.
and for Aopen i also dont know how they are with the videocard's
and for gigabyte well i heard some things that there fans arn't that good.

so what is the best thing i could do?

6800_m0nster
06-12-04, 07:26 PM
Also,
when i readed MikeC's review about the geforce 6800 nu
i saw that some ps2.0 test's where unsupported?
can someone explain that, is it a driver thingy or isn't it implanted?

kahloq
06-12-04, 09:11 PM
Aopen is an asian company just so you know. Not that its a bad thing tho, just stating. Of those three ASUS is the best, but if you cant get an Ultra from them in the ASUS brand, then I guess you'd have to take a chance on either AOpen or gigabyte. Cant they special order the ASUS for you? CAnt you preorder through some online place or are you needing to pay by cash(like not having a credit card)??

Clay
06-12-04, 09:30 PM
Well, here is the deal.
My local pc store doesn't deliver BFG XFX or eVGA.
And also not gainward or leadteck.
However they do deliver Aopen asus and gigabyte.
So that are the brands that i can choose from.
but which one in the best.
i would personely go for asus but they dont got there geforce 6800 ultra
on there site.
and for Aopen i also dont know how they are with the videocard's
and for gigabyte well i heard some things that there fans arn't that good.

so what is the best thing i could do?Sorry, but why didn't you state this in your initial post? I only ask because, well, you could be an employee for one of these companies for all we know. :)

6800_m0nster
06-13-04, 05:12 AM
lol, no i am not an employee.for sure :)
I, also dont got a credit card
And i am not gonna pay online.
and also sorry that i didn't say in my first post about those brands.
Then also could someone explain why some ps2.0 test's couldn't run on the 6800(ultra)
anyway thanks for the positef feedback here :)