Finalized my computer specs, but which vid card should I get?

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  1. hootpie

    hootpie New Member

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    Here are the final specs for the computer I'm going to build:

    Antec Sonata II Mid Tower ATX w/ 450W ATX12V PSU (Black) $112.50
    AMD Athlon 64 3200+ 2.0GHz Socket 939 CPU - Stepping E3 (Retail)
    Asus A8N-E nForce4 Ultra Socket 939 ATX Audio/GbLAN/SATA
    Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition (OEM/1pk)
    Kingston 1GB KIT DDR400 PC3200 CL3 (3-3-3) DIMM $96.75
    Western Digital Raptor 36.7GB 10K RPM 8MB Buffer SATA HDD $122.00
    Sony DWD-26A 16X Double Layer DVD±RW Drive (Black/OEM) $63.50
    MSI RADEON X800 XL 256MB DDR PCI-Express VIVO/Dual DVI $315.50

    The proc, mobo and XP 64 are $250 total from the AMD Tech Tour

    Total after tax: $1034.67

    If I go for the Nvidia 7800 GTX it will bump my after tax total to $1341.21.

    Is it worth it to get the 7800, or should I wait for an "ultra" version of the 7800 GTX or ATI's R520?

    Edit: Who makes a better video card: Asus, BFG, Gigabyte, eVGA, Leadtek, MSI or XFX?

    I'm going to be playing CS:S and BF2.
     
  2. lowfat

    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    there will be an increase with the 7800 but i don't think its worth the extra $300.
     
  3. hootpie

    hootpie New Member

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    Anyone else?
     
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    Shingmaster omgOTbangaz4life

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    Go nvidia with 6800 ultra or go with 7800 GTX, its well worth the money even though its a bit pricey
     
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    I'd rather get another gig of ram if anything. A lot of current games seem to eat a gig of ram like nothing.
     
  6. rsxm5

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    Brand on the video card, I personally like eVGA or BFG. BFG seems to have the best warranty (lifetime, but non-transferrable).
     

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