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Old 09-21-2005, 10:05 PM   #16
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I would personally go for the 7800gt over the gtx. The difference in fps is an average of 10fps between the gtx and the gt. So I would say that the 7800 gt offers the best bang for the buck.
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Old 09-22-2005, 12:08 AM   #17
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I was thinking along those same lines

I have 3 GTs in mind, anyone care to give their opinion?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814143037


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130247

(Supposidley the BFG has more "vertex" which is supposed to counter-act the faster clock speeds on the eVga, but i dont buy that. SOme want to comment on that as well?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150108

Basically, im not sure about brand names for Nvidia, as i usually go ATI.
Again thanks for the help
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Old 09-22-2005, 02:06 AM   #18
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I would go for the BFG instead of EVGA. The BFG uses gddr3 memory compared to gddr2 that EVGA uses. Therefore the BFG card has faster memory which allows them to overclock the card and get some extra juice out of it. You can go here to read a review on the BFG and look at the benchmarks.
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Old 09-22-2005, 02:59 AM   #19
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Its better even without OC right? I am going for a silent PC, so cooling is going to be as optimal, and therefor OCing isnt a good idea.
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Old 09-22-2005, 04:09 AM   #20
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I'd spend the extra $10 and go for the Leadtek card though. Also, these cards are PCI-Express. Considering you're using a 9800XT, I'm going out on a limb and assuming you have an AGP board. You most likely wont be able to use these if thats the case.

As for the difference between a GT and GTX...well yeah, 10fps at the least, up to a possible 25fps depending on such and such. IF you have the money to spare and dont mind, I'd go with the GTX since that would give you an extra year out of your card for sure. 10fps may not sound like much, but its a huge boost when it comes to gameplay. Otherwise GT if you're not too rich and plan to use the money to upgrade other stuff. My friend has the 7800GTX. Bloody impressive card.
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Old 09-22-2005, 02:36 PM   #21
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Good assumption, but this year is the year where i upgrade my PC.
So i am changinf Mobo to PCI-E, and finally picking up an AMD64.

Your right on the leadtech though, $10 for 25mhz on memory speed is a good idea.
Anyone know if the GTX runs hotter then the GT?

It is actually important, as i am trying to limit fans in my system, and i plan to use a custom Zalman VGA heatsink to save noise in my case. (My current PC runs at 45-50 dBa)
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Old 09-22-2005, 03:21 PM   #22
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does anyone know any 3D cards that are PCI and can run just has good has the 9600pro?

cause its for my brother's computer and he has a AGP slot already taken for his capture card, it has a 3D processor by ATI built in to it, but its not powerful enough to run some games like say Doom 3. But my 9600 pro can.
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Old 09-22-2005, 04:58 PM   #23
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i know the 6600GTs are better then a 9600, but that might be as close as you can get.

After checking Newegg, they have X300 PCIx16, and Geforce 6200s also. Those are probally alittle closer to 9600's power i believe.
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Old 09-23-2005, 04:06 AM   #24
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I have 2x BFG 7800GTX on my rig. They are running great at 500/1500. BFG also offer life-time warranty.
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