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rob.

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#1 13 years ago

Ok, well due to my lack of knowledge about new motherboards, i purchased myself an ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe Motherboard assuming it had on-board VGA. (I was planning to buy a Card at christmas when i had more moolah). Anywho, GREAT board, but well, i can't use it. I was wrong, no on-board VGA. :rolleyes: So here i am, stuck with a REALLY cool (Well, at least I think so. :D) , brand new PC that I cannot use. So, I am now planning to get a Graphics Card, sooner then later. :) Would like some advice. I am most probably settling with the Geforce 7800GT, but I want to find the CHEAPEST (without loss of quality) one. (In Australia) I found an XFX or something for $579 AUD. I don't really think it is good though. Here is a link... http://www.nintek.com.au/x/Scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=3918 I also found an ASUS one (roughly $100 more), which I like, and I am confident in buying ASUS. Link... http://www.jw.com.au/products_closeup.asp?part=PCI%2DE+N+Series&part_no=2208&index=Graphic+Cards&subindex=PCI%2DE+N+Series Now I am trying to negotiate with my wallet on which one to purchase.... But need some advice, (especially C38368 because he knows his stuff)... Thanks in advance. :)




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#2 13 years ago

Dont get XFX get Asus also try and get the 7800GTX if you have the money ;)




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#3 13 years ago
JakkcDont get XFX get Asus also try and get the 7800GTX if you have the money ;)

why not XFX? what reasons do you have for that statement? they have been reviewed at labs like extremetech and have been recommended by them. i have a 6600gt, runs great, no problems.




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#4 13 years ago

Well back when i was a lot more 'n00by' than i now am i asked about different branded GPU's and got told this

http://forums.filefront.com/showpost.php?p=2320114&postcount=19

So they are my reasons ;)




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#5 13 years ago

it still doesn't tell me anything other than for what i see, is his opinion. i had a gainward in one computer before ( i used to run two offices of computers) and i never had an issue with it, conversely, i had three leadteks and all three failed after one year. so i personally don't buy leadteks anymore, but i don't consider myself knowledgeable enough of all their products to say don't buy them. i tend to trust the guys that review them for a living on opinions of cards, but i definitely like to hear everyone experiences. but all you and your quote have done is say a generalized statement with no sources or personal experience.




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#6 13 years ago

Well at the end of the day its your option to what card you get. Im just trying to give you my opinion as well. Anything is a opinion even reviews are opinions its just up to what opinion you choose




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#7 13 years ago

some are opinions, some are facts. the guys that review them do run tests on them for perfomance, but can't always measure realiability. so i agree that in that aspect, it is opinion. but i would never take someones bold statement that all leadteks are good cards, or that all gainwards are bad and spread it around. i believe, like all things created and manufactured, that they have some winners and some losers.




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#8 13 years ago

Thanks for the input guys.

I decided on neither, and got an MSI 7800GTX. :naughty: