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Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by BigD6997, Feb 18, 2006.

  1. BigD6997

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    ive psted a few threads in motherboards and gfx cards and such, but newegg just stopped carrying the Sapphire X850 crossfire master card as soon as i got the money to buy it (200bucks) and the asus crossfire board... now the only x850 xfire card is $320... i was hopin to give my system a nice boost in performance... but now i cant offord anything more than just a motherboard. i have 350 and that was my limit, i need a motherboard, and the xfire grafics card would have been nice.... i have never used any of the newer nvidia grfx cards, ive always liked ATi better, but it looks like im goin to have to go down the nvidia road because this is a very good deal, but is it that much better than my X850 pro (wanting to mod it to a X850XT)?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814130238

    w/the free mobo

    any help in deciding would be apreiciated
     
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    7800GT would simply do the job..
     
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    I agree with giorgos th.'s suggestion. Actually im planning to get this card (currently saving up now). Newegg has some nicely priced 7800GT's for less than the available X850 Crossfire Edition there. Save up and you will see the difference soon. :)
     
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    thanks yeah im pritty sure im going to go SLI because its way more stable, and support seems to be better as well... but + im going to get this deal now and wait for the other 7800gt's to drop in price when the 7900 series comes out this summer, then ill pick up another 7800gt
     
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    Make sure you look at some reviews and articles on that free motherboard. That 7800GT you can SOFTMOD it to speeds of 500/1200 for core and memory and improve your fps in games. I've seen that deal, but i never thought of going eVGA since i'm pretty damn happy with what i have right now with the overclocks as well.

    Note:The 7800GT out performs the X850XTPE anyday of the month dude. Plus if you do buy it make sure you put the fan speed to full and try this softmod which is so easy to boost even more performance from that card.



    http://www.planetamd64.com/lofiversion/index.php/t15247.html
     
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    thanks for the link, when i get it ill definity try it... oh and i have a DangerDen maze4 gpu block that will fit the 7800gt, so that will help with the overclock.

    yeah id be happy if i could afford that x1900 as well but i need a mobo and a card sooo the deal im lookin at will do just fine, and when i need the performance boost ill buy another 7800gt, and just about break even with the cost of the x1900

    im pritty sure the cost of the 7800 series will go down a bit when the 7900 series comes out, thats when ill buy the second card

    thanks for the help guys. oh and i have a x850 pro for sale now if anyone wants it, it just has no fan cuz it was watercooled
     
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    ok i bought the setup and when im all done with it ill post my new 2005 2006 3dmark scores vs my x850, picture quality and if games run better. hopefully this motherbaord doesnt dissapoint, but reviews say its pritty easy to work with... hopefully it is since this is my first motherboard. any tips would be great.

    again thanks for the help guys
     
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