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Which Video Card should I get????

By kmalone0023
Jan 20, 2006
  1. Mirob

    Mirob TechSpot Paladin Posts: 462

    The GS is almost as good, and has a much better price. They OC very well too I hear.
     
  2. kmalone0023

    kmalone0023 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 42

    I heard they are a good card for OC. But hey, how the helll do you OC a card??
     
  3. LipsOfVenom

    LipsOfVenom TS Rookie Posts: 160

    i'd go with the 6800GS too. to overclock you just enable coolbits...its a program that Nvidia integrates into all of their video card drivers but they make the buyers unlock the program themselves. Its easy..just google coolbits and they tell you how to make the regristry changes. Or you could just download Rivatuner (again, just google). Rivatuner is a 3rd party program that helps you overclock.
     
  4. senavis

    senavis TS Rookie Posts: 25

    damn...well if u r serious in ur game performance and the quality factor of ur display card then just go for ati rad*** 7x stuff man...i analysed a lot of cards and finally came with the conclusion that ati cards are 10 times good in performance that the geforce cards of same type..(used 3dmark2006) so its ur choice bro..
     
  5. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,077

    id go for the gs or xt, but i cant see your first link
    make shore you have an adiquit powersupply thoguh
     
  6. Toad`

    Toad` TS Rookie Posts: 40

    i personally havent used anything but ati products, but havent had or heard any horror stories about nvidia; gaming wise i have heard that ati ends up coming out a little better, if u can afford the new power suppy and the motherboard to support it, get a x1800xt with pci express - it is sexi
     
  7. kmalone0023

    kmalone0023 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 42

    Ok awesome, thanks for the info guys. I might just go for the 6800 GT now. I trust NIVIDA the most, haven't had any other card before even though ATI OC better. You know us gamers... always stay loyal till it s**** on you.

    Here is my motherboard

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131527

    don't let the low price decieve you... its an awesome MOBO.

    and I got a good psu 450 Watt should take care of it.
     
  8. Toad`

    Toad` TS Rookie Posts: 40

    if you have a little extra money to spend, get a mobo with at least one pci-e slot on it, you will thank ourself later; also y not go for a 550W power supply? just in case u want to upgrade, than u dont have to worry about power restraints, and the bigger power supply wont cost u that much more
     
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