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    hey guys need help looking at getting a new card but not sure what to get . I have ATi 9800 pro and im looking at two cards

    BFG GeForce Overclocked Card (6800GT) at $649 or

    BFG GeForce NVIDIA SLI-Ready GeForce OC 7950GT 512MB Video Card at $349

    whats would be a great v-card for gaming ? sick of getting a card and like in a few months time i have to turn down settings in game , plus will it work with new vista ? ..........


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    Re: Newbie V-card Question

    first question are you gonna be getting Vista anytime in the future. My advice is if yes then wait and get a Dx 10 card. If not the 7950GT is a good choice.
    that sounds like a good idea trooper.
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    • #3
      Re: Newbie V-card Question

      I agree with trooper. If you are thinking about directx 10 then wait a little while longer to see what ATI comes out with. That way prices may come down a little or at least you will have more to choose from. That is what I am doing anyway.

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      • #4
        Re: Newbie V-card Question

        this is the card im gettin with my new system for now... the dx10 cards are still to pricey for my budget. maybe in 6 months i could save up for 1 but not right now lol.... the 7950 gt is a good choice :)

        http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...397&CatId=1839

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        • #5
          Re: Newbie V-card Question

          Stop listening to these people! You have a 9800 pro which is an AGP card (you should probably verify this, but I am 99.9% sure ATI never made a PCI-e 9800 series). That means you can only use AGP cards. Therefore the dx10 cards and the card above will not work on your motherboard (unless your motherboard happens to have both AGP and PCI-e slots).

          So you have two options:

          1) 1950 Pro AGP:
          http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...cture=SAPPHIRE

          2)7800GS AGP:
          http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...20Technologies

          Those are preaty top of the line in terms of AGP (x1950 pro being the best)... altough AGP is dieing off, so I doubt it'll get better then this. So yes they'll work in Vista, but they cannot run directX 10 games (which don't come out for a couple of months now). But if these dx10 games support dx9 (which they will for a while), then the cards above may last a year or two.

          Note: prices on the site above are in Canadian Dollars.

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          • #6
            Re: Newbie V-card Question

            Zoopy has a point. ATI never made a PCI-E version of it's 9xxx series.

            Either the X1950 for the 7800GS will do you just fine (more so for the X1950 than the 7800GS) for the next year or so. You can pick either of them up from NewEgg. Shipping is fast, and manufacturer selection is great (along with reviews).
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            • #7
              Re: Newbie V-card Question

              If you can spare the time and money to upgrade to a DX10 card, you could get the 7950 and sell it for a DX10 card later. Although, it might be better to get a DX10 card now if you can't wait to upgrade that 9800 Pro.

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              • #8
                Re: Newbie V-card Question

                so i should wait for a bit ? and get a card with DX10 ? and yea it is a AGP card as for Vista im in no hurry for that


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                • #9
                  Re: Newbie V-card Question

                  If you have to get an AGP card, it's DX9 for you. I'm not sure when or if there will be a AGP DX10 card.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Newbie V-card Question

                    There probably won't be.

                    Floody, I'm also in the same AGP boat as you, so no worries :D I suggest getting the X1950 if you plan on gaming on that system for at least another year. If not, then go for a cheaper card like the X1600 Pro or the 7600GT.
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                    • #11
                      Re: Newbie V-card Question

                      Originally posted by Zoopy_T View Post
                      Stop listening to these people! You have a 9800 pro which is an AGP card (you should probably verify this, but I am 99.9% sure ATI never made a PCI-e 9800 series). That means you can only use AGP cards. Therefore the dx10 cards and the card above will not work on your motherboard (unless your motherboard happens to have both AGP and PCI-e slots).

                      So you have two options:

                      1) 1950 Pro AGP:
                      http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...cture=SAPPHIRE

                      2)7800GS AGP:
                      http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...20Technologies

                      Those are preaty top of the line in terms of AGP (x1950 pro being the best)... altough AGP is dieing off, so I doubt it'll get better then this. So yes they'll work in Vista, but they cannot run directX 10 games (which don't come out for a couple of months now). But if these dx10 games support dx9 (which they will for a while), then the cards above may last a year or two.

                      Note: prices on the site above are in Canadian Dollars.
                      Good call Zoopy. I didn't know that and I did not even think to check.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Newbie V-card Question

                        hey guys what about if i got this card for now... how good will this be ?

                        http://www.tigerdirect.ca:80/applica...CCODE=CANEM754


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                        • #13
                          Re: Newbie V-card Question

                          Originally posted by FLooDY View Post
                          hey guys what about if i got this card for now... how good will this be ?

                          http://www.tigerdirect.ca:80/applica...CCODE=CANEM754
                          That card is pci express. I think you need an agp card.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Newbie V-card Question

                            Here's two AGP cards on par with the one you picked out Floody...

                            eVGA 7600GS (shipped for ~$116): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130076
                            PowerColor X1600Pro (shipped for ~$111): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814131427
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                            • #15
                              Re: Newbie V-card Question

                              Make sure your power supply can handle it, don't be nub like me ;D.
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