best video card

By coop ยท 14 replies
Dec 16, 2005
  1. Hello To All, new to the forum names Coop. I recently got an emachine T6410, and have been reading trying to decide on a video card the more I read the more unsure of what to get! Would someone PLEASE get me to looking the right way? Thanks Coop
  2. DragonMaster

    DragonMaster TS Rookie Posts: 327

    How much would you spend?

    Are you biased to either ATi or nVidia?
  3. Federelli

    Federelli TS Rookie Posts: 361

    If rich and ATI, then X1800 XT.
    If rich Nvidia, then Geforce 7800 GTX.
    If poor and ATI, then X1600 Pro.
    If poor and Nvidia, Geforce 6600 GT.
  4. jaroddog

    jaroddog TS Rookie Posts: 87

    I agree! I'm poor, and have a 6600GT on my list. I'll have to wait a while though. Bummer...
  5. DragonMaster

    DragonMaster TS Rookie Posts: 327

    And, before you go with 6600 GT,

    remember that the X1600 is a newer card. And I think it's better performing.

    At my local shop a 6600GT 128MB costs more than a X1600 Pro 256MB.
  6. Federelli

    Federelli TS Rookie Posts: 361

    Dragonmaster, that's amazing :), where i live, The X1600 Pro is 100 bucks over the 6600GT.
  7. DragonMaster

    DragonMaster TS Rookie Posts: 327

    Me it's 180$ CAD while the 6600GT 128MB is 190$.

    It's even cheaper than the X700Pro 256MB(213$).

    I asked if there was an error with the price and there are no errors.

    It's supposed to be the same thing in China.

    That local store, while having practically no selection, has the lowest prices, even lower than any online retailers. They're amazing!
  8. spyker_C8

    spyker_C8 TS Rookie Posts: 20


    It costs~$200 and offers similar peformance to the 6800Gt. If you're willing to go used, get the X800XL for ~170.
  9. DragonMaster

    DragonMaster TS Rookie Posts: 327

    X800 is more expansive than X1600 new...
  10. coop

    coop TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks For The Adv

    THank, big help looks like $200-300 if MOM agrees
  11. PUTALE

    PUTALE TS Rookie Posts: 126

    for 200-300, I would say go for teh 6800GS or if you are willing to spend like close to 300 or a tad more, you can actually get 7800GT
  12. Arcanum

    Arcanum TS Rookie Posts: 181

    I would go for the 7800GT - the retail eVga 7800GT is selling for just 299$ at newegg, a really great deal, and I think you wont regret buying it - it's a great card :)
  13. truflip

    truflip TS Rookie Posts: 390

    agree@##@(%&*(#% make ur MOMMY buy it pleasee u'll love it =D
  14. truflip

    truflip TS Rookie Posts: 390

    Im gonna make u take back ur word about lower price than onluine retailer :D take a visit buddy hehehehhe 6600GT for $165 > 190@ur 'cheap' shop the x700pro is $175 > 213@ ur 'cheap'shop

    u should gimme a cookie for this

    edit: jus found this.. $160
    that surely beats $213 at ur 'cheap' shop there :haha: its 128mb.. but why pay 53$ to get 128mb more when u could jus go all the way up to get a 6800GS instead *sigh*
  15. Arcanum

    Arcanum TS Rookie Posts: 181

    Yep, go for the 299$ eVga 7800GT, it's definately a lot faster then all the cards mentioned here, not to mention more future proof - try to get the extra $$$ by saying you'll be extra nice or do more choirs or something :)

    That 7800GT is worth it!
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