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I am looking at the X800 GT. What else do people like?
 

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The 6800 with 128 MB GDDR3 RAM is less than $200. I recommend spending a little extra for the 256 MB GDDR3 RAM version.
 

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The 6800 will be faster for some games, like Doom 3 and Splinter Cell Chaos Theory, and the X800 should be a little faster for others, like Far Cry and Half-Life 2. However, what sets these cards apart is the 6800's support for shader model 3.0 and HDR rendering. Far Cry and Splinter Cell Chaos Theory look stunning with HDR rendering enabled, and the Half-Life 2 expansion will support it as well.
 

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hmmm...so it sounds like the 6800. is there any certain brand i should get?
 

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hmmm...so it sounds like the 6800. is there any certain brand i should get?
If money is a real issue, the cheapest 6800 256 MB card will do.
 

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welll im just looking for the most bang for the buck. any other vid cards suggestions i would appreciate too.
 

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Probably the best Bang for Buck is the X800Xl. $300 for 16 pixel pipelines.
 

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Are you going PCI-E or AGP? That makes a difference. If AGP, get a 6800 and unlock the 4 extra pipes and 2 shaders, something like 70% of them unlock. If going PCI-E get a X800 Pro and unlock the extra 4 pipes.
 

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Probably the best Bang for Buck is the X800XT. $300 for 16 pixel pipelines.
Do you have a link, I'd like to buy one if you can find it for 300. Or did you mean the X800XL?
 

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Probably the best Bang for Buck is the X800Xl. $300 for 16 pixel pipelines.
If you can find it for $300. You could get a VIVO X800 Pro for $250 and flash it to an X800XT.


To stay to the topic, the 6800's around $165 probably win out at the end of the day.
 

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All brands are fairly good. I do like BFG cards as they come a bit overclocked and have a lifetime warranty. They seem to unlock in most cases and are good cards. But, as I said before, most any brand of card is going to be good.
 

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Are you going PCI-E or AGP? That makes a difference. If AGP, get a 6800 and unlock the 4 extra pipes and 2 shaders, something like 70% of them unlock. If going PCI-E get a X800 Pro and unlock the extra 4 pipes.
i am going PCIe. IM kinda leaning toward the x800xl now.....


is this a good card?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125174
 

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Going by the logic of best for the money, the XFX 7800 GT for $400 is without a doubt the best choice. This card is more than 2x the power of the other cards mentioned in this thread.
 

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After seeing stellar reviews for the EVGA 7800 GT, I finally caved-in and ordered two for SLI. For a little over $400 each, it's unmatched by others at its price-point and it comes with Battlefield 2. If you can afford one, this is the card I recommend. You can see a review for it at the following link.

EVGA 7800 GT Review
 

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all this talk of the higher end cards has made me wonder about my choice. currently i am thinking of building a new computer:


AMD64 3000+ Venice

1 or 2 gigs of RAM

MSI K8N motherboard.


I have all the other components except the video card. thanks for the assitance everyone.
 
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