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*The.Doctor

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#1 12 years ago

Hey guys, not long ago my dell 8300 decided to quit on me (motherboard went out) which really sucks, but they sent a replacement 8400 completely free which i'm not gonna complain since it has a P4 630 3.0Ghz, a bigger hard drive, and a much better sound card than my 8300 had. Only problem is my 8300 was AGP and this new 8400 is PCI Express, so that leaves me with a All in Wonder X800XT that i can't use anymore! :(. My new box only has a Radeon X300 128MB in it, which don't play alot of my games worth crap, so what would you guys recommend for a good performing, budget PCIe card, lets say under $200?




Pethegreat VIP Member

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#2 12 years ago

Well can you sell your x800xt on e-bay for like $200? Since I assume you have $200 alredy that would give you $400 to spend on a nice 7800gt.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814125218 6800gs. As fast as a 6800gt, should have no problem with any games.




rob.

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#3 12 years ago

If you do get $400, then i would get a 7800GT or a 6800 Ultra..




TheMitter

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#4 12 years ago
yellowhampsterIf you do get $400, then i would get a 7800GT or a 6800 Ultra..[/quote] [quote=Pethegreat]Well can you sell your x800xt on e-bay for like $200? Since I assume you have $200 alredy that would give you $400 to spend on a nice 7800gt. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814125218 6800gs. As fast as a 6800gt, should have no problem with any games.

Yes, well I agree with them about the $400, if you can get it, go for a higher card. But, in my opinion, Gigabyte isn't any good anymore, they were back in the day, they had the best card EVER! the nVIDIA GeForce FX 5950 ULTRA GT, which I have, thank you very much:naughty: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814150118 This baby comes pre-overclocked...so it is faster then that other gs:bows: HAIL XFX

Btw...it comes with Far Cry, FREE GAME, YAY!




Flakpanzer

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#5 12 years ago

This coming from a person who apparently is the only person ever to have a whopping gigabyte of L2 cache :lol: Just kiddin' with ya dude, but really, I think you mean 1MB of L2 cache, in your sig, just pointin' that out :) Indeed, Gigabyte was a great company, my 5600Ultra held out quite well, and I was able to run many of the modern games that require uber-systems with no issues at all. It was great, especially considering the stats of the rest of my old system: 900Mhz underclocked AMD Athlon (1.2Ghz) 512Mb PC133 RAM (Weird thing going on here, some incompatibilities is what caused me to require underclocking my CPU to avoid bluescreens every time I left my PC idle more than 10 seconds, lol and some other stuff thats just too old to name. It was my leet rig. I stand by old technology, cause its tried and true. Then I upgraded... and now my tech is slightly old again :)