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Old 09-01-2007, 04:52 AM   #1
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Arrow I need your oppinions

First of all..... wait... did i spell oppinions wrong? yeh probably . Anywayz, I just bought a new computer (by components) here are the parts I got:

AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 6000+
Asus Motherboard M2N-SLI-Deluxe; DDR2 800, 2xPCI-E, Dual GB Lan, firewire, fairly good onboard 5.1 sound etc.
2 gigs of Kingston Ram (DDR2 800)
Coolmaster 600W PSU
500GB 3.4" SATA-II Western Digital HD
and an external HDD enclosure IDE - USB 2.0 (soooo cool, didn't even know they existed)

My problem is that (incase you didn't notice) I didn't buy a GPU, I had good reason...... Too damned expensive on top of a brand new comp. Anyway, i had a friend lend me his old ATI X850 and now ofcourse (now that bioshock is out) i NEEEEEEEED a new GPU.. I am in Australia, and it seems at the moment the best ATI GPU i can get is a HD2900 512 meg. And ofcourse the best Nvidia is an 8800 GTX Ultra (can't afford that tho).

Main problem is i'm trying to decide weather to go the HD2900 or a less expensive Nvidia like a 8800 GTS (both around the same price-ish) Keeping in mind that i wanna play the newest games such as Bioshock and Crysis (when it comes out).

I have been checking on tomshardware.com the comparison, seems the Nvidia beats the Ati on pretty much everything. My last card was an Nvidia GeForce FX5200 (got talked into it by a friend) so basicly, a few months after i got that card, i couldn't run stuff on high settings etc and it just snowballed from there.

Any input/suggestions would be Much appreciated

OOH and also I wouldn't have posted this thread If i found a current comparison thread allready (gpu's get updated pretty damned often)

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Old 09-01-2007, 05:06 AM   #2
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Default Re: I need your oppinions

Hey,I live in Australia too.Its so hard to get decent priced,decent parts here!

Anyway,the Best online store i use is www.scorptec.com.au,they ship fast and are pretty well priced and they have friendly staff too,Also Shipping costs are pretty fair.

There cheapest prices for ATI 2900,and 8800GTS Are:
HIS HIS-HD2900XT - $550.00


eVGA E-8800GTS-320SC - $469.00


Hope that helps!

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Old 09-01-2007, 07:48 AM   #3
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Nice pc mate dont ruin it by ur choice of gpu lol, id get the 8800 GTS personally, thats only cos i havent had an ATI since the late 90's so i know nada about them, but that shud play bio shock, lost planet etc on high/maxed out.
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Old 09-01-2007, 09:19 AM   #4
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8800GTS would be the right one for you. Either one is fine, though the 640mb version of course is a little better.
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Old 09-01-2007, 09:26 PM   #5
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Default Re: I need your oppinions

Thanks Neodude, thats a cool site.. unfortunately I live in WA so the extra cost of getting stuff sent here makes the cards about $10 more expensive then shops here :P but scorptec DO have very good prices.

And a big thanks to you other guys, i realize that i shouldn't descriminate against a particular brand of card, simply treat them all the same and go for whats actually better. Gonna go the 8800 GTS. Thanks again for ya input.

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Old 09-04-2007, 12:01 PM   #6
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8800 gts is all you need. i would buy the 640 and just boost it from there if you want (tho it should not be needed).

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