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Old 05-01-2005, 08:21 PM   #1
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Hey I have my GATEWAY DESKTOP MEDIA CENTER EDITION AND i WAS WONDERING IF IT WOULD BE A GOOD GAMING PC. I moded it up a bit you can see the pics here and the specs below. www.geocities.com/cargoslug88 I am going to upograde to the 4 gig of ram but my main concern is a new agp 8x videocard. Should I go with the new ati x850xt pe? or the nvida 6800gt? also am i off to a good start for a gaming pc? I also have a 550watt psu ..... will that be enough to run m system with my lights and all?
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Old 05-01-2005, 08:24 PM   #2
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Thumbs up ati vs radeon

You guys think yo could list some of your personal feelings about both ati or nvida to help me decide. the money is no big part in the decision.
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i say get the 6800 over the x850xt
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Yeah that will be a great PC for a gaming system. I'd personally go for Nvidia, so a Geforce 6800Ultra I think is the closest to that ATI card and will probably be better too. I think thats the highest you can go.
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if its pci-ex get x850xt pe if its agp get 6800ultra
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Old 05-01-2005, 08:30 PM   #6
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where can I get a good price on a 6800ultra in canada? any stores or the internet..?
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ebay or tigerdirect.ca
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Old 05-01-2005, 09:35 PM   #8
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or newegg.com
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newegg doesnt ship to canada
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the x850xtpe owns the 6800 ultra
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Default Re: Some help from the pros.

Go with the 6800GT or ULTRA, i have a leadtek PCI-E 6800GT which can OC to the Ultra no problem they have a big ass heat sink on them. Depending on your mobo, do you know if it is PCI-E or AGP?

You got any buddys in america?

my 6800GT PCI-E was $410 off of newegg.
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the x850xtpe owns the 6800 ultra
Yes I agree, sorry to say. There's a member here that have quite an impressive benchmark score. As much as I love Nvidia, Radeons give some pretty impressive stats.
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Stats are for the birds, how they perform on a day to day basis, is what counts. Im not sideing with no one since i have the knowledge of a small bean. I wouldnt know how to argue any point, just for the simple fact i have a 6800GT! and she is a beauty.
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By all means a 6800GT is a good card too. The OCing potential is great. All them high end cards are terrific if you can afford one.
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you got a sweet 6600GT if you had the chance would you change your mind and buy the other version at the time, not the new one but the older type you know what i mean, when you bought the card.
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i have the same card as him (and a better benchmark!!) and i wouldnt trade it unless i was getting a 6800
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