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    After months of indecisive decision making, I finally resisted the urge to go for a lowly 7600GT and now bought myself a shiny new 7900GT:

    Asus EN7900GT nVidia GeForce 7900GT(450MHz) 256Mb DDR3(1.3GHz) 256-Bit Dual DVI-I HDTV-Out PCI Express Graphics Card

    http://canadacomputers.com/index.php...03&cid=999.243

    The card runs like a dream and I get decent FPS on max settings for most games, and it's also surprisingly quiet. A worthy upgrade from my ancient x800gto.

    The only problem now is that I still want overclocked it, preferably by 10-20% for next-gen games, but the stock GPU fan is really weak and the card heats up fast even with a bit of overclocking.

    I've never bought a GPU cooler, so any suggestions are welcome.

    Cheers off to fragging w/o lag.

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    Sorry to tell ya! You should've bought it later since Nvidia is going for the G80 soon!

    And you should've bought it later because assuming you have evga; you could've used the step up program haha.

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    More RAM!

    Get an OCZ dual channel platnium edition. (2x1204)

    While your at it, dip your case in gold.

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    I think it was a bit wasteful too. How the heck could you call an X800 "ancient"?

    I just upgraded to a computer with two 7900GTX's, but that was from a PC with an NVidia 4800ti. Even that card played the latest games on at least a medium graphics setting. I could still play Call of Duty with graphics on high too.

    I also agree with Shiranai_Baka on waiting for the G80 which is set to be out before the end of the year. I might even out perform two 7900GTX's, which it should given their track record for last 3 generations eg - 6800ULTRA SLI gets beat by a 7800GTX, 7800GTX SLI gets beat by a 7900GTX, it will still be light years ahead of any current NVIDIA card since it will do HDR+AA.

    Some specs:

    Here are the rumored specs of NVidia's next gen cards supposedly set to be released before the end of the year.

    * Unified Shader Architecture
    * Support FP16 HDR+MSAA
    * Support GDDR4 memories
    * Close to 700M transistors (G71 - 278M / G70 - 302M)
    * New AA mode : VCAA
    * Core clock scalable up to 1.5GHz
    * Shader Peformance : 2x Pixel / 12x Vertex over G71
    * 8 TCPs & 128 stream processors
    * Much more efficient than traditional architecture
    * 384-bit memory interface (256-bit+128-bit)
    * 768MB memory size (512MB+256MB)
    * Two models at launch : GeForce 8800GTX and GeForce 8800GT
    * GeForce 8800GTX : 7 TCPs chip, 384-bit memory interface, hybrid water/fan cooler, water cooling for overclocking. US$649
    * GeForce 8800GT : 6 TCPs chip, 320-bit memory interface, fan cooler. US$449-499
    Anyways, just my 2 pennies. Happy fragging!



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    shoulda gone with the 7950gt, has 512mb memory.. besides games wont probably utilize dx10 until a year and half after vista comes out.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130061

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    Meh I got it with another $40 rebate so it's not bad for $260, plus I'll upgrade again when vista and dx10 comes out so this should only last me a year or two.

    And yes, x800gto is pretty ancient, considering I was already forced to switch to medium setting for the newest games.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seedler View Post
    Meh I got it with another $40 rebate so it's not bad for $260, plus I'll upgrade again when vista and dx10 comes out so this should only last me a year or two.

    And yes, x800gto is pretty ancient, considering I was already forced to switch to medium setting for the newest games.
    You change your system to a 1.1GHz Celeron then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Virtualbody1234 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Seedler View Post
    Meh I got it with another $40 rebate so it's not bad for $260, plus I'll upgrade again when vista and dx10 comes out so this should only last me a year or two.

    And yes, x800gto is pretty ancient, considering I was already forced to switch to medium setting for the newest games.
    You change your system to a 1.1GHz Celeron then.
    Because I cut my wrist when I experience lag and long wait times.

    Because a Celeron 1.1ghz will produce shit load of lag and wait time.

    Therefore I will bleed to death if I should ever switch to a celeron.

    Because I don't want to die.

    Therefore I refuse to get a 1.1ghz celeron, too uber for me
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seedler View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Virtualbody1234 View Post

    You change your system to a 1.1GHz Celeron then.
    Because I cut my wrist when I experience lag and long wait times.

    Because a Celeron 1.1ghz will produce shit load of lag and wait time.

    Therefore I will bleed to death if I should ever switch to a celeron.

    Because I don't want to die.

    Therefore I refuse to get a 1.1ghz celeron, too uber for me
    Yeah but look at the proof about how great the Celeron is: https://filesharingtalk.com/vb3/hardw...rements-130583

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    Quote Originally Posted by Virtualbody1234 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Seedler View Post

    Because I cut my wrist when I experience lag and long wait times.

    Because a Celeron 1.1ghz will produce shit load of lag and wait time.

    Therefore I will bleed to death if I should ever switch to a celeron.

    Because I don't want to die.

    Therefore I refuse to get a 1.1ghz celeron, too uber for me
    Yeah but look at the proof about how great the Celeron is: https://filesharingtalk.com/vb3/hardw...rements-130583
    Agreed.

    He runs cod2 with that system on max @ 1024x768, while I ran it on 1280x1024 with everything on high with my x800gto.

    since x800gto>9250, one can only give the credit to that uber celeron.

    Conclusion: celeron 1.1GHZ>Athlon 64 4000+ 2.8ghz.

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