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Old 10-17-04, 03:45 PM   #1
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Default new card time any suggestions?

I got 250 bucks to spend on a new card. What should I get and waht brand? I am thikning the FX 5900 xt but need u pro's opinions:

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Old 10-17-04, 04:50 PM   #2
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$250 and you want to get a 5900xt? you could get a 6800nu for that price range
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Old 10-17-04, 05:05 PM   #3
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Default Re: new card time any suggestions?

What he said

http://shop1.outpost.com/product/408...H:MAIN_RSLT_PG

or

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...45-084R&depa=0

Close enough to 250 (refurbished though)

And there probably are other sites where you can find a 6800nu for around $250
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Old 10-17-04, 05:12 PM   #4
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Default Re: new card time any suggestions?

If you can't find a 6800nu for that price, I'd say wait it out till the 6600Gt comes out at least. A 5900xt won't last you as long as it would have a year and a half ago....just not worth $250 at this point. Much more powerful cards to be had for that amount....6800nu or 6600 gt.
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Old 10-19-04, 12:29 AM   #5
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Default Re: new card time any suggestions?

I know that this is a nvidia forum but ATI 9800 Pros are readily availible and go for $250. Nvidia's 6 series cards are power full. If you can find a 6800 nu for $250, it is a deal. 6800 nu lays the smack down on all cards with in the 300 dollar price range.

But I think it is well worth the extra 50 bucks.
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Old 10-19-04, 01:05 AM   #6
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Default Re: new card time any suggestions?

I wondered who would be the first to pimp the 6 series.... lol

On a serious note, I would also suggest the FX5900XT. The cards are brilliant, and only really lack SM3.0 support. The 6 series will be around 100 before we see any games using that technology on a mainstream level.

So dont go nuts, theres no real need

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Old 10-19-04, 01:12 AM   #7
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Default Re: new card time any suggestions?

Deffinitely go with a 6800 NU or 6800 LE. A 5900XT is no where near fast enough for the rest of your system. Besides they are in the $150-$200 range.

For around $250, look for a 6800 LE. If you can go a little over $250 get a 6800NU.

If you get lucky you can softmod either to get a bunch more speed out of them (possibly up to 6800 GT levels).

A 9800 Pro can be bought for $200, but you should really consider a 6800 series over anything else.
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Old 10-19-04, 02:42 AM   #8
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Default Re: new card time any suggestions?

I suggest wait, wait till nov mid, get urself a 6800non-ultra or 6600GT, the 6600GT,alone, beats the 9800XT/pro and 5900XT/Ultra/nu and 5950U.
+ PS3.0 support, n many additional things u wuld like to hav in ur agp card
So Plz jus wait.
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Default Re: new card time any suggestions?

I used to have a 5900XT

on my system 3Ghz prescott 1GB ram and I got 20FPS in doom 3

now with my 6800Gt i get 80FPS
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Old 10-19-04, 03:32 AM   #10
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Default Re: new card time any suggestions?

6800 nu if you need somethign now.

6600 gt agp if you can wait a little while.
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Default Re: new card time any suggestions?

nv40 all the way, if you have more than $200... browse the FS/FT section here @ nvnews, or hit the [h]ardforums for sale area... you could prolly find a barely used card, and save some serious greenbacks...

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