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Domy
07-09-06, 01:46 AM
hi guys, i wanna have a small upgrade from vanilla 6600. i was thinking the 7300GT (DDR3) core> 500. or the 7600 gs? and how about 1600 pro? so shich one is better for my agp8x system ? i'm using nforc-2 ultra , and barton 3200 anyway. thx guys. i 'm looking forward to your opinion.

Lfctony
07-09-06, 01:50 AM
Best you can get is a 7800GS, anything else won't be worth its money for the performance gain... If you can't afford that much, then the 7600GS would be your best bet.

Tony.

Redeemed
07-09-06, 02:03 AM
Yup, for AGP either the 7800GS, or the 7600GT. But, I believe the 7800GS is the ONLY GeForce7 series card for AGP at the moment. I do know that nVidia will be releasing the 7600GT and GS to AGP- but as for the 7300 I'm not sure.

As to the 1600, a simple 6600GT would be better than that card.

My vote:

7800GS gets my first vote, second place would go to the 7600GT with the 7600GS bringing up the rear.

stncttr908
07-09-06, 10:41 AM
The AGP GT isn't that far down the road. I myself bought a secondhand 6800GT for a temporary upgrade until later this year/early next year.

rage10
07-09-06, 06:01 PM
why buy a 330$ 7800 when you can get a pci-e mobo for 50$ and a evga 7600 GT CO syperclocked for 240$ and a grandtoatle of 290$.
I am getting it to replace my AGP x8 mobo because it is cheper then the 7800.

EDIT: if you live in eroupe you can get 7900s for agp from gainword for 350$.
ask redemed for the detales. as he knows a LOT more about it then I do.

stncttr908
07-09-06, 06:10 PM
why buy a 330$ 7800 when you can get a pci-e mobo for 50$ and a evga 7600 GT CO syperclocked for 240$ and a grandtoatle of 290$.
I am getting it to replace my AGP x8 mobo because it is cheper then the 7800.

EDIT: if you live in eroupe you can get 7900s for agp from gainword for 350$.
ask redemed for the detales. as he knows a LOT more about it then I do.
You're forgetting to factor in a new processor as well. The Barton core 3200+ is Socket 462.

Plus, I wouldn't want a brand new board that retails for $50. A motherboard isn't something to skimp on.

rage10
07-09-06, 07:03 PM
You're forgetting to factor in a new processor as well. The Barton core 3200+ is Socket 462.

Plus, I wouldn't want a brand new board that retails for $50. A motherboard isn't something to skimp on.
well amizon sells a 135$ mobo for 50$ new.
but lets assume a new mobo is bettwen 150$ and 250$, a new prosesor will cost 175$( that was a estimite 0n how much 3.0 gigahertz cpu is)
so to add it up you get a 200$ mobo, a 240$ gpu, a 175$ cpu. it costs 615$.
with a desent psu it will be about 690$.

stncttr908
07-10-06, 08:21 AM
Sure, $690, but now we're talking about more than twice the cost of the 7800GS which you deemed too expensive.

rage10
07-10-06, 08:52 PM
Sure, $690, but now we're talking about more than twice the cost of the 7800GS which you deemed too expensive.
so go go with my original estimit wich was 290$ because amizon was selling the mobo for 50& V.S. the oter places who were selling it for 135$-145$.
and if he wanted a new cpu to go with the 7800 it would run him 460$
and if he went with the 50$ mobo and the 7600 AND the cpu it would be 420$

rage10
07-13-06, 10:11 AM
the video card I mentiond erlyer was 240$+ shipping, evga 7600gt ko 600/1560
I just looked at newegg ant thay had a190%(170$ after rebate) XFX 7600GT 590/1500
so if you get that you can get that and the mobo I mentioned erlyer and a 2.8 gigahetz p4 cpu for 310$ or if you want a pentium D it is 345$

good luck and I hope this can benifit you.

kidwolf908
07-13-06, 10:52 PM
Suprisingly, the 7300GS is supposed to be very good for it's small price tag and relatively unimpressive specs. For the price, I would just get a 7300, and stick with nVidia, they own ATI hands down. I think a few weeks back a guy on this site reviewed a 7300GS and praised it, but I also have one in my work PC, and its a very good, efficient, and a cheap card. Runs CS:S at 1024/768 with mostly high settings at 40-50 FPS...which I know you guys can stand behind as very suprising!

rage10
07-13-06, 11:11 PM
Suprisingly, the 7300GS is supposed to be very good for it's small price tag and relatively unimpressive specs. For the price, I would just get a 7300, and stick with nVidia, they own ATI hands down. I think a few weeks back a guy on this site reviewed a 7300GS and praised it, but I also have one in my work PC, and its a very good, efficient, and a cheap card. Runs CS:S at 1024/768 with mostly high settings at 40-50 FPS...which I know you guys can stand behind as very suprising!

WOW I just looked at the specs and was blown away!!
it's fast for its price range(45$-95$) by all means get it! if you get the avirige card in sli it'l cost 135$-169$ and it will put out 70-90 fps!
I can not beleve I had not thawt of it erler!!(soapbox) :rant: :argh: :fu: :spam: :D

kidwolf908
07-13-06, 11:16 PM
If you get the XFX version of the 7300GS, you get a 550Mhz core clock and it has 256MB onboard RAM and supports 512MB TurboCache...it's a very substantial card. However, trying to remember back to the beginning of this thread, I think this guys needed an AGP card, and I don't think the 7300GS comes in AGP does it? I know the one I run at work is PCI-Ex. :-\

rage10
07-14-06, 01:56 PM
but if he upgrades to pci-e it is chepest for him if he wants 7800 agp preformence. but if he does not want to upgrade to pci-e by all means get the 7800 agp.

SgtPnkks
07-14-06, 04:22 PM
+1 for going 7800GS you can get them for under $300 if you spend more than 2 seconds looking and they seem to overclock well

bumped mine from 430/1300 (factory overclocked model) to 495/1420 (slightly past the default clock of the evga KO model) and there is probably still some room left for a higher OC

rage10
07-15-06, 10:24 PM
nice OC and I agree completly if you can get it for under 300$... go for it!
and can we have a link please?

SgtPnkks
07-16-06, 08:30 AM
http://froogle.google.com/froogle?q=7800GS&oe=UTF-8&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&lmode=online&scoring=p&price1=200.00&price2=300.00&lnk=prsugg

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