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  1. #1
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    Default its time for a new one!

    Since buying my current pc about a year ago, it has never struggled, but after attempting to play elder scrolls IV and suffering terrible graphical performance on the lowest settings i figure it may be time for a new card!

    My system is:
    AMD athlon 64 3500+
    1 gb pc3200 DDR ram
    asus a8v deluxe mobo
    GeForce FX 5700LE (it came with the system, i didnt pick it, HONEST)

    What, on the market at the moment would you guys recommend?
    obviously it has to be AGP, and while i have always had Nvidia cards, i am open to defecting to the ATI side ;)
    I dont have an enormous budget, but would be happy spending over 150 if i get something that will be good for a little while!

    Thanks in advance!

    John

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    Default Re: its time for a new one!

    go with 6800gs or 7800gs i have a bfg 6800gs and it detects high quality for me i get 30 fps when im out side and like 60 when im in a house. The settings i have are:
    1280/1024 res
    2x antialsing and bloom
    and the textures are large
    i dont know about the 7800gs but thats about $300 and the 6800gs is $200

    Specs:
    6800gs agp
    256mb ddr3
    256bit
    1000mhz memory
    350mhz core
    12 pixel pipes (more the better) (also you can unlock it 16 pixel pipes but if u get lucky)
    5 vertex pipes (unlock to 6 vertex pipes)

    7800gs agp
    256mb ddr3
    256bit
    1200mhz memory
    375mhz core
    16 pixel pipes
    6 vertex pipes
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    AMD Athlon64 3700+ san diego 2.2ghz (oc to 2.8ghz FX57+ speeds)(fsb is 266)
    ASUS A8V Socket 939 VIA K8T800 Pro
    1gb ddr400 Kingston HyperX (2-3-2-6) timings 215mhz (dual-channel)
    BFG 6800gs 256mb agp, with ARCTIC COOLING AVC-NV5R3 NV Silencer Rev.3
    ATX Thermaltake Tsunami Dream
    Seagate sata 80gb harddrive
    Maxtor pata 80gb harddrive
    500watt Rosewill powersupply
    Sound Blaster Live 24-bit
    Custom Water cooling dual 120mm raddiator with a PolarFLO cpu block
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    Default Re: its time for a new one!

    I second the 7800GS, you need all the power you can get for Oblivion.

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    Default Re: its time for a new one!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigval
    Since buying my current pc about a year ago, it has never struggled, but after attempting to play elder scrolls IV and suffering terrible graphical performance on the lowest settings i figure it may be time for a new card!

    My system is:
    AMD athlon 64 3500+
    1 gb pc3200 DDR ram
    asus a8v deluxe mobo
    GeForce FX 5700LE (it came with the system, i didnt pick it, HONEST)

    What, on the market at the moment would you guys recommend?
    obviously it has to be AGP, and while i have always had Nvidia cards, i am open to defecting to the ATI side ;)
    I dont have an enormous budget, but would be happy spending over 150 if i get something that will be good for a little while!

    Thanks in advance!

    John
    hey john..
    hmmm tuff 1 there but im thinking any 8+ pixel pipeline 7000 series card will do u nice.
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    Default Re: its time for a new one!

    ok guys, thanks for the advice, looks like it will be a 7800 gs then.

    John

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    Default Re: its time for a new one!

    let me know how the 7800gs handels also make sure u have a good powersupply atleat 450watts or more with dual 12v rails and at least 20amps on it and before u buy wat are u going with evga or bfg or xfx those are the main companies

    here are all the 7800gs's u pick the one u like
    BFG TECH:
    http://www.bfgtech.com/7800GS_256.html

    EVGA:
    http://www.evga.com/products/moreinf...5-AX&family=22
    http://www.evga.com/products/moreinf...6-AX&family=22
    http://www.evga.com/products/moreinf...8-AX&family=22
    http://www.evga.com/products/moreinf...9-AX&family=22

    XFX:
    http://www.xfxforce.com/web/product/...ationId=144833
    http://www.xfxforce.com/web/product/...ationId=144816
    Last edited by zaqwsx; 04-22-2006 at 11:18 PM.
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    Zach
    AMD Athlon64 3700+ san diego 2.2ghz (oc to 2.8ghz FX57+ speeds)(fsb is 266)
    ASUS A8V Socket 939 VIA K8T800 Pro
    1gb ddr400 Kingston HyperX (2-3-2-6) timings 215mhz (dual-channel)
    BFG 6800gs 256mb agp, with ARCTIC COOLING AVC-NV5R3 NV Silencer Rev.3
    ATX Thermaltake Tsunami Dream
    Seagate sata 80gb harddrive
    Maxtor pata 80gb harddrive
    500watt Rosewill powersupply
    Sound Blaster Live 24-bit
    Custom Water cooling dual 120mm raddiator with a PolarFLO cpu block
    __________________________________________________ _______________

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