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July 11, 2006 4:52:39 PM

Im in the process of deciding which components to put into my first build. Currently Im trying to figure out which video card to get. I was orginally going to get a 7900GT but after reading many reviews and talking to several people I have decided to got with another video card. I am contemplating whether to get the 7800GTX or spend the extra $100 and get the 7900GTX, but I dont know if the extra $100 is really worth it in the long run. Any suggestions will be appreciated.


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Travis

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July 11, 2006 5:36:10 PM

The 7900 kicks the 7800 to the curb and uses less power. It also costs less.

If you get any of the GT's they will all OC to about the same place....spending more for a factory OC'd one is a waste of money.

Z
July 11, 2006 5:36:33 PM

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If you buy a 7800 now, you're a retard (sorry). DO NOT BUY THE 7800. The 7900GT is better, at a good price. Either go for a 7900GT or X1800XT.


LOL wow be nice. I have the 7900 GTX and got it off ebay for 400.00 It is a chaintech 7900 gtx. It is not overclocked like the other ones, but it gets the job done! I love the card the eats any game I throw at it!
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July 11, 2006 5:59:10 PM

Get the 7950 GX2 it's ht best single video card solution in the market,read the review from THG. it cost from 570-640$ if that's on your budget
a b U Graphics card
July 11, 2006 6:19:21 PM

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Im in the process of deciding which components to put into my first build. Currently Im trying to figure out which video card to get. I was orginally going to get a 7900GT but after reading many reviews and talking to several people I have decided to got with another video card. I am contemplating whether to get the 7800GTX or spend the extra $100 and get the 7900GTX, but I dont know if the extra $100 is really worth it in the long run. Any suggestions will be appreciated.


Thanks
Travis


The 7800GTZ would work great and you could pick up one of these to boot with extra Franklin.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...
July 11, 2006 10:29:51 PM

7900gtx beats the crap out of a 7800gtx, the 7800gtx is essentialy a 7900gt
July 12, 2006 1:36:18 AM

7900GTX makes the 7800GTX cry and run home to mommy. The 7800GTX is now the new 7900GT. I own 2 7900GTXs, and it plays/kills(in a good way) any game that i through at it. You're probably better off getting a DX10 card when they hit online stores and market stores end of this year. I suggest either a 7900GT or a x1800xt to hold you over until then. It will be worth it.
July 12, 2006 1:59:58 AM

I agree, I have a 7900GT and its faster than my friends 7800GTX. Either get that or an X1800XT like most others have suggested.
a b U Graphics card
July 12, 2006 2:08:20 AM

you might want to listen to prozac and get the 7900gt
because the gt gtx xtx will all be <almost useless>
when dx10 come out

so what im saying is dont spend more than 300$
on a video card right now
July 12, 2006 2:19:25 AM

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Im in the process of deciding which components to put into my first build. Currently Im trying to figure out which video card to get. I was orginally going to get a 7900GT but after reading many reviews and talking to several people I have decided to got with another video card. I am contemplating whether to get the 7800GTX or spend the extra $100 and get the 7900GTX, but I dont know if the extra $100 is really worth it in the long run. Any suggestions will be appreciated.


Thanks
Travis


The 7800GTZ would work great and you could pick up one of these to boot with extra Franklin.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

7800GTZ? WTF? That link leads to an X800GTO. I'm lost.


Anyway, forget the 7800GTX; the 7900GT performs the same for less coin. If you have the money, go for either 7900GTX/X1900XT/X, all of which will thrash the 7800anything and 7900GT.
a b U Graphics card
July 12, 2006 2:34:13 AM

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Im in the process of deciding which components to put into my first build. Currently Im trying to figure out which video card to get. I was orginally going to get a 7900GT but after reading many reviews and talking to several people I have decided to got with another video card. I am contemplating whether to get the 7800GTX or spend the extra $100 and get the 7900GTX, but I dont know if the extra $100 is really worth it in the long run. Any suggestions will be appreciated.


Thanks
Travis


The 7800GTZ would work great and you could pick up one of these to boot with extra Franklin.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

7800GTZ? WTF? That link leads to an X800GTO. I'm lost.


Anyway, forget the 7800GTX; the 7900GT performs the same for less coin. If you have the money, go for either 7900GTX/X1900XT/X, all of which will thrash the 7800anything and 7900GT.

He has enough money to buy a 7800GTX or a 7900GTX for an additional hundred. I said, He can buy the the 7800GTX and have a nice card plus buy an x800GTO for what He'd pay for the one 79OOGTX. He knows the 7900GTX is better than a 7800GTX. Just depends on what He finally decides. I'm buying the x800GTO for $99 and calling it day. If I had his money I'd buy an x1900xt and forget about the 7900GTX.
a b U Graphics card
July 12, 2006 2:37:22 AM

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7800GTZ? WTF? That link leads to an X800GTO. I'm lost.

Dude, I know, I was thinking same thing. WTF?

I don't know if the link is still up, but it was an x800GTO for $99. He could buy the 7800GTX AND the X800GTO for what He was going to pay for a 7900GTX.

I said, "The 7800GTX would work great and you could pick up one of these to boot with extra Franklin".

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...
a b U Graphics card
July 12, 2006 2:39:16 AM

I can buy two cards, 7800GTX and a x800GTO, for what a 7900GTX costs.
a b U Graphics card
July 12, 2006 2:47:26 AM

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Im in the process of deciding which components to put into my first build. Currently Im trying to figure out which video card to get. I was orginally going to get a 7900GT but after reading many reviews and talking to several people I have decided to got with another video card. I am contemplating whether to get the 7800GTX or spend the extra $100 and get the 7900GTX, but I dont know if the extra $100 is really worth it in the long run. Any suggestions will be appreciated.


Thanks
Travis


T Bone...what is your decision? 7900GTX or the cheaper, adequate 7800GTX and save a hundred?
July 12, 2006 2:53:27 AM

Why would you even consider suggesting a 7800GTX? The 7900GT is faster, cooler, and cheaper.
a b U Graphics card
July 12, 2006 2:56:09 AM

this is true
a b U Graphics card
July 12, 2006 3:11:52 AM

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Why would you even consider suggesting a 7800GTX? The 7900GT is faster, cooler, and cheaper.


Because I am running 15 computers and could use two good cards instead of one 'at the time' faster card. I have two 7800GTs and they are superior cards to any of my friends cards and that includes computer technicians I have known for years. That's a fact. I recommended a 9600Xt to kid and put it in his machine and he was happier than He's been in two years. He could afford the $69, but had I told him the card costs $400 he would still be sitting in front of his computer dreaming about playing WoW instead of actually doing it. T Bone suggested he was looking at a 7800GTX. There is nothing wrong with a 7800GTX, even next to a 7900GTX. Did T Bone mention what he has now? A 7800GTX is probably a giant leap forward for him like it would be for a lot of young people. I sure wouldn't upgrade my two 7800GT's for $850 worth of 7900GTX's.
a b U Graphics card
July 12, 2006 3:19:42 AM

this is true again
if you already have a 78 card
the 79s are the same price
i have the 68gt
and buying a new 68gt
is crazy
its this damn technoligy
a b U Graphics card
July 12, 2006 3:20:06 AM

Im in the process of deciding which components to put into my first build. Currently Im trying to figure out which video card to get. I was orginally going to get a 7900GT but after reading many reviews and talking to several people I have decided to got with another video card. I am contemplating whether to get the 7800GTX or spend the extra $100 and get the 7900GTX, but I dont know if the extra $100 is really worth it in the long run. Any suggestions will be appreciated.
July 12, 2006 3:21:22 AM

Once again you don't seem to understand; the 7800GTX is no longer in production and is outperformed by the 7900GT in EVERYTHING while consuming less energy, producing less heat, and costing less.
a b U Graphics card
July 12, 2006 3:33:04 AM

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Once again you don't seem to understand; the 7800GTX is no longer in production and is outperformed by the 7900GT in EVERYTHING while consuming less energy, producing less heat, and costing less.


Tell T bone not me. At the moment, I'm torn between using my ATI Radeon 9200 or my ASUS 5950 Ultra. What do you want me to say? I'm not asking the questions, you are. I stopped asking why probably 30 years ago. Well, almost thirty years ago. BTW. Why do you keep inferior 7800GT's around when their are 7900GT's outperforming then in EVERYTHING while consuming less energy, producing less heat, and costing less.
July 12, 2006 4:20:00 AM

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Im in the process of deciding which components to put into my first build. Currently Im trying to figure out which video card to get. I was orginally going to get a 7900GT but after reading many reviews and talking to several people I have decided to got with another video card. I am contemplating whether to get the 7800GTX or spend the extra $100 and get the 7900GTX, but I dont know if the extra $100 is really worth it in the long run. Any suggestions will be appreciated.


Thanks
Travis


I think too many people are missing the point here. Unless this guy just has to have this pc now, then he should wait for the DX10 cards to come out.

As some of you may or may not know, DX10 requires all-new hardware (graphics card, that is). None of the current cards out today will be able to run DX10. At least from what I understand. Personally, I think it's all a croc of shite.

Why spend $500 on a GFX card now that he'll have to replace when the DX10 cards come out later? Even spending bank on a mid-range card, while not as bad, also doesn't make too much sense.

Anyhow, that's just my opionion. You could be wrong.
July 12, 2006 4:47:42 AM

lol, dude ur on crack, why spend 650 for a video card when r600 is out before the end of the year or g80, rofl
July 12, 2006 5:35:34 AM

I would get a 7600GT, or higher end I'd find one of those X1900GT's that unlock.
July 12, 2006 9:28:46 PM

Well, since I just found out that the DX10 is going to be coming out at the end of the year (which I was told would be coming out in April of next year) I have decided to get a 7900GT. If I dont like it then it wont be big deal because I will be upgrading at the end of the year anyway.
Thanks for all of the input, even if was everyone arguing about what is better. LOL

Thanks
Travis
a b U Graphics card
July 12, 2006 9:41:15 PM

Your welcome. 7900Gt should be awesome. It never hurts to do some research and find what will work best for you. I'm puting together three computers this weekend. At least I know where I can answer a sensible question and get hammered for giving back a sensible answer! ROFLMFAO!
July 12, 2006 10:44:34 PM

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Your welcome. 7900Gt should be awesome. It never hurts to do some research and find what will work best for you. I'm puting together three computers this weekend. At least I know where I can answer a sensible question and get hammered for giving back a sensible answer! ROFLMFAO!


what was so funny or humorous to warrant a ROFLMFAO??
a b U Graphics card
July 12, 2006 10:50:19 PM

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Your welcome. 7900Gt should be awesome. It never hurts to do some research and find what will work best for you. I'm puting together three computers this weekend. At least I know where I can answer a sensible question and get hammered for giving back a sensible answer! ROFLMFAO!


what was so funny or humorous to warrant a ROFLMFAO??

I used the ATI 9200. Braindead.
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