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Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by .one., 2 Aug 2006.

  1. .one.

    Mobster

    Joined: 1 Aug 2006

    Posts: 3,706

    hi ppl nice forum im new as you can see from post hope your all well.

    Would like your fews on a 7800 GTX 256 card were does it stand compared to the newer cards speed e.t.c

    thx one.
     
  2. Zefan

    Don

    Joined: 15 Jan 2006

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    Location: Tosche Station

    The 7800GTX performs similarly to the x1800xt and the 7900gt(Watch out for the HUGE failure rate with the 7900gt though).

    By far and away the best deal on 3d cards now is the x1800xt for £150 in this week only.
     
  3. .one.

    Mobster

    Joined: 1 Aug 2006

    Posts: 3,706

    thx for quick reply i had an idea some one would say this :

    Only thing thats putting me off is the cooler loud so i here and need much power, what after market fan would any one recomend ? and were from.

    want it to be good from the word go.

    thx one
     
  4. Zefan

    Don

    Joined: 15 Jan 2006

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    Which card are you thinking of getting?

    If you're thinking about the 7800GTX then stop because the x1800xt really is the best deal I've seen for a long while on video cards, it'd be silly to choose anything different if you're budget is £200 or less.
     
  5. .one.

    Mobster

    Joined: 1 Aug 2006

    Posts: 3,706

    ati card m8 sorry for not making myself clearer.
    by the way would a 430 power supply be man enuff for said card ?

    thx one
     
  6. semi-pro waster

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 27 Sep 2004

    Posts: 25,829

    Location: Glasgow

    Depends on who makes the 430w supply and what else you have running off the system but assuming it is a decent brand (Antec, Enermax, Tagan, FSP etc) and the basics to run a PC then yes it will work.
     
  7. .one.

    Mobster

    Joined: 1 Aug 2006

    Posts: 3,706

    ok thx ppl for help by the way the supply is a seasonic
    cheers one.
     
  8. Zefan

    Don

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    Seasonic is one of the best manufacturers of PSU's, that should run a pretty power hungry system and a x1800xt without problems.

    Oh and if you're looking for an aftermarket cooler (The stock one isn't THAT bad) then look no further than the Zalman vf9000cu, silent and kick ass :cool:
     
  9. Naffa

    Capodecina

    Joined: 4 Sep 2005

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    Location: Bristol

    Why post when you have Zefan? :cool:
     
  10. LoadsaMoney

    Caporegime

    Joined: 8 Jul 2003

    Posts: 29,910

    Location: In a house

    Welcome to the forums. :)

    x1800 XT is faster than the 7800 GTX 256mb, and is a cracking price at only £152, its also faster than the £40 more 7900 GT, but id be quick as the 'This Week Only' changes tomorrow as it runs from Thursday to Thursday. :)
     
  11. Cyber-Mav

    Capodecina

    Joined: 30 Jul 2005

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    Location: Midlands

    7800gtx is good card.
     
  12. Naffa

    Capodecina

    Joined: 4 Sep 2005

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    Location: Bristol

    Not compared to the X1800XT.. I own a 7800GTX btw and have one in this PC that I'm on right now and I've had an X1800XT. But the X1800XT 256MB is far far far far better value even if it does use 'slightly' more power and performs 'slightly' better. For the money the X1800XT is better.