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Sell one to me!

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Psypher5, 15 Jun 2006.

  1. Psypher5

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 11 Jan 2005

    Posts: 9,975

    Location: Birmingham

    Making up a decision, been bugging me for a day now (for my new rig in a month or so)

    Simply, I have a 7800gt oc now, running dandy on a 17inch 1600x1200 crt with all its candy dangling about ingame. New rig hopefully will be getting a 20inch lcd, and I thought might aswell upgrade gfx card as It has been a bit slow recently, and running at the larger size with all bell and whistls seems to me like it would push the gt a tad too far.

    Anyway so, out of the 79 series (gt/gtx) and x1900 series (xt/xt-x).

    I can get my mits on a 7900gtx 512mb for 3quid over 300. So I really wouldn't want to spend more then that at all. (rules out an xt-x?) However, is the step form a gt to a gtx worth 100quid? Really tempted to get a gt and save a load of dosh.

    ~Psy
     
  2. young lad

    Hitman

    Joined: 5 Mar 2006

    Posts: 620

    Location: mansfield

    If you have a SLI mobo and a good enough PSU why not got crossfire as its cheaper and should be just as good?
     
  3. Psypher5

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 11 Jan 2005

    Posts: 9,975

    Location: Birmingham

    Can't seem to find a crossfire am2 atm?
     
  4. LoadsaMoney

    Caporegime

    Joined: 8 Jul 2003

    Posts: 29,849

    Location: In a house

    Why not just get an x1900 XT for £241, and clock it to an XTX. :)
     
  5. OV3RCLOCK3R

    PermaBanned

    Joined: 3 Jan 2005

    Posts: 2,010

    Location: MANCHESTER

    I agree:)
     
  6. Naffa

    Capodecina

    Joined: 4 Sep 2005

    Posts: 11,455

    Location: Bristol

    If you have an SLI motherboard then go for a 7900GTX. As it leaves you upgrade potential in the future.. But if not then look at the X1900XT as they clock rather nicely :).
     
  7. Psypher5

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 11 Jan 2005

    Posts: 9,975

    Location: Birmingham

    It'll be a new rig, so atm I'm opting for the XT. looking/waiting for an am2 ati mobo now :/
     
  8. ACESHIGH

    Mobster

    Joined: 17 Aug 2005

    Posts: 4,305

    Completely agree!
     
  9. MichaelHo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 19 Jan 2006

    Posts: 1,240

    Location: London, UK

    theres a thread saying these wont be out til sept :S
     
  10. Psypher5

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 11 Jan 2005

    Posts: 9,975

    Location: Birmingham

    I noticed :( I wont be buying till july/august, so hopefully something might have been pushed out then.

    Theres no great disadvantage of running an XT on an nvidia board then selling the board and buying a crossfire one in the future, is there? :/
     
  11. MichaelHo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 19 Jan 2006

    Posts: 1,240

    Location: London, UK

    no not really, i had the same view. I bought a sapphire gruper board which was not crossfire jus pci-e and an 1900xtx, thinking the card would last me a very long time and when it was time to upgrade gfx jus buy another mobo and a crossfire card.