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bugmage
04-21-06, 08:15 AM
Well as it may happen, i bult my gf a computer for our 4 year anaversery, and now she wants power. So I figure ill sell her my 6800gs for $180(because i love her) and buy possibly a 7900gtx for $300 off new egg. Now im thinking the 7900s a little overkill sense it will go out of style with vista and proably drop a good $100 over the summer, so Can someone recamend a 200-300ish card that will give me best bang for buck, or a card that will not drop insainly in price anytime soon, and will hopefully live til the fall, or even supports dx10??
(nana2) also what psu do you need for a 7900? do they draw more than a 6800 gs with its huge footprint

Marvel_us
04-21-06, 08:29 AM
Everything will drop in price at some point. You can't get around that. I'd recommend a 7900GT which can be found for 299 on newegg. You won't find anything that supports directx 10 ATM.

EDIT: Your SELLING her your card lol:rofl

nrs421
04-21-06, 08:40 AM
So I figure ill sell her my 6800gs for $180(because i love her) and buy possibly a 7900gtx for $300 off new egg.


:rofl considering a brand new 6800 GS costs $199 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814143045) you better hope she doesnt find out

bugmage
04-21-06, 08:45 AM
mans gotta do...

she hasnt bought me an anaversery gift yet so she owes me hehe, and she gets a well tuned burned in card for 180 lol, volt modded and everything, good old acrtic silver on it, lol, stop getting off topic, or me off tompic


now what about the gtx, stay away from it due ti its oc issues???

and would the gt have the same issues as soon as its overclocked?

what kind of 3d mark can i expect, one guy was at 8000
but ive seen people say 9200, and my lcd projector doesnt go any higher than 1200x... so ?

Marvel_us
04-21-06, 08:52 AM
now what about the gtx, stay away from it due ti its oc issues???

I think most of the ocing issues are solved, I may be wrong but I honestly never had any problems. Also, you said you wanted 200-300 range in price. The GTX would be 499 and up(assuming you're talking about the 7900).

and would the gt have the same issues as soon as its overclocked?

I don't recall hearing problems about the GT ocing. You shouldn't have a problem. Just don't over do it and watch temps if you're going to do it manually.

what kind of 3d mark can i expect, one guy was at 8000
but ive seen people say 9200, and my lcd projector doesnt go any higher than 1200x... so ?

3dmark should be the least of your worries. I'm not too sure on scores for the GT but I get 11000 with my GTX. So 8000 maybe right if you have no oc.

Your resolution is also fine.

bugmage
04-21-06, 09:00 AM
my bad thought this was a gtx but

XFX PV-T71G-UDE7 GeForce 7900 GT EXTREME (520MHz) 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail

299 on newegg

also not the factory overclocked is the same prices as the standard, ill have to put watcooling on it anyway and void its warranty, dont worry ill sell it to the gf later, and she will sell hers to her brother, but anyway should i buy the factory overclocked, or do you think ill get higher with the standard?


the way they price these things its like every 3000 3d mark points you pay an extra hundred bucks
6600gt-3000
6800-6000
7900-10000
pretty damn close

1 more thing, i run digital vibrance at 100%, freaken awsome in oblivion

Marvel_us
04-21-06, 09:06 AM
No problem. That's a nice one.