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iviuz
01-05-2006, 11:13 AM
What should i grab, x1800xt 512mb or 7800gtx 512 ?

Yawgm0th
01-05-2006, 11:17 AM
The GTX is certainly the better card but it's quite pricy. IIRC, the best bang-for-buck out of the three top-of-the line cards (x1800XT/7800GTX/7800GTX512) is the 7800GTX. It's around the same as an X1800XT (arguably a little weaker), but it's cheaper by an amount significant enough (IMO) to turn you away from the X1800XT.

iviuz
01-05-2006, 12:10 PM
How much is the 512mb gtx in au dollar ?

Yawgm0th
01-05-2006, 12:34 PM
Hadn't tought about that Aussie part, so I don't know if what I said about the X800 is true.

casecutter
01-05-2006, 10:17 PM
Hardware seems to get a premium price in Australia and I would not be surprised to see both of those cards over $999AU. Look for a 7800 256MB GTX or even a 7800GT. You will still get excellent performance and you won't need to mortgage the house to get it.

Here is a link:

http://tweaktown.com/articles/854/

Those cards you have listed START at $999 and quickly go up in price.

iviuz
01-18-2006, 02:16 PM
Thx yawg, casecutter.

Wraith556
01-19-2006, 04:53 AM
Check these online stores. I use them as pricing benchmarks. In fact, the first is my primary supplier. The second is recommended by http://www.dansdata.com . They mostly sell premium stuff and also include courier delivery in their prices. The third is one a friend often uses and I have used occasionally.

http://www.arc.com.au/

http://www.auspcmarket.com.au/

http://www.bigbencomputer.com.au/

I hope this helps with parts and pricing on this side of the big pond.

Adionik
01-21-2006, 05:15 AM
I think cost wise the 7800GT would be a better card than all 3. That's if you can't wait, atleast. The 7900 is coming out soon and is supposed to be like 25% better than the 7800GTX 512 version, and the 8800 in july is supposed to be like 75% than the 7900?

Save the big money for the big cards in the future, but if you're willing to buy a good card now...invest $300 in a 7800GT and play all games on nearly max settings for a while. Graphics cards are coming out faster than games these days.

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