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Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by cieje, May 8, 2006.

  1. cieje New Member

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    Currently, I have a p4 2.8c (northwood) o/c ~3.2 on stock hsf and an agp 9800se 128 softmodded to 9800pro 410/580 ( w/ artic cool vga silencer)

    I plan on upgrading very soon, and am considering going into an amd 64 X2 3800+, DFI RS482 Infinity mATX, X-Qpack case (replacing fans for cooling and acoustic reasons...) But I can't settle on a video card. Looking for the best bang for the buck like most. Right now I'm looking at

    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16814102646

    x800GTO2 sapphire card that can unlock to 16 pipes for $158. Is this the best deal for price vs performance? I do plan on o/c the cpu and the vid card slightly - whatever can be done with stock hsf and in this small case. I'm worried that I'd be better off going for a x1800GTO; looks like after mail-in rebate it can be had for about $169.99

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814142067

    opinions?

    -cj
  2. mmx New Member

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    Go for the x1800gto because not all X800GTO2 are moddable, and x1800GTO has ps3, and is faster then x800gto2
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    spend a little more and get the real 1800xt 256 card.. i think they are very well priced at the moment..

    trog
  4. cieje New Member

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    the x1800xt is slightly out of my price range unfortunately. I'm trying to stay $150-$200.

    Also... would the x1800xt even fit in a qpack?
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  5. cieje New Member

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    O, and if it matters... I have a widescreen lcd - so I'll be playing everything at 1440x900. And actually, I'm starting to consider the 1800xt but seriously... will it fit in a qpack? haha
  6. trog100 New Member

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    that i dont know.. he he.. but playing everything at 1400 x 900 would need at least an x1800xt... that i do know.. he he

    trog

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