31st July 2005
Ok heres the question I have,should I buy the Nvidia 7800 and a amd 64 3500. Or should i get like a 6800gt and buy a better processor? I have a 800 doller budget to get a mobo,ram,processor,and a vid card. I was able to buy a 7800,a gigabyte mobo,a amd 64 3500,and 1 gig of ocz ram.
I didn't make it!
Yeh thats good stick with the 7800 set up tho the 3700 has an extra 512kb of L2 so its up to you
Lord of the Peach
19th April 2004
Get a +3700, but if you need money then downgrade to a 6800gt, just make sure you have an SLi motherboard since you can add another one and get %40 more performace in SLi.
...burning angel wings to dust
14th February 2004
That depends on what games you're playing. If they're older, and largely CPU-dependent, then go with a NV4x (6800-series) GPU and a San Diego on the CPU front. If the reverse is true, and you're playing a majority of GPU-dependent games, then flip that around and pick up a G70-based graphics card paired with a Venice CPU.
If you're somewhere in the middle, then go with the latter option also. You'll give up less, overall.
21st February 2005
Get a 3700+ and a 6800GT then get a SLI motherboed then later on you can get another 6800GT.
Trust me, I'm a Doctor
25th November 2003
I would get a 3500+ Venice with the 7800GT, for modern games, the GPU (and RAM) is much more important than the processer, and a 3500+ Venice will be plenty fast for some time i would think.