Video card for 200 bux or a little more

Building a new system? Need help choosing between parts? Then step in and let our trained gerbils assist you.

Moderator: JustAnEngineer

Video card for 200 bux or a little more

Postposted on Sun Sep 25, 2005 10:22 am

whats a good card i can get for 200 bux and its agp 8x ?

i see a x800 12 pipe card with 256mb for about 200, or a 6600gt 128mb for 200. or a 6800 vanilla 128mb for 200, which is the best?
mph_Ragnarok
Graphmaster Gerbil
 
Posts: 1315
Joined: Thu Aug 25, 2005 7:04 pm

Postposted on Sun Sep 25, 2005 10:33 am

I vote for the 6800
Core I7 2600K @ 4.6 | Asrock P67 Extreme 4 | 16 gig Corsair | EVGA Superclocked GTX 780 | Samsung 840 Pro SSD | Seasonic X-850 W

Phenom II 940 | Gigabyte MA78G-DS3HP | 2x2 gig G-Skill dr2 800 | 500 W Seasonic | WD 640 HDD | Sapphire 4890 1 gig
tsoulier
Minister of Gerbil Affairs
 
Posts: 2934
Joined: Mon Aug 09, 2004 6:17 am
Location: South Louisiana

Postposted on Sun Sep 25, 2005 10:35 am

tsoulier wrote:I vote for the 6800



lol, and u have the 6600gt, u made a mistake ?
mph_Ragnarok
Graphmaster Gerbil
 
Posts: 1315
Joined: Thu Aug 25, 2005 7:04 pm

Postposted on Sun Sep 25, 2005 10:39 am

nope , the 6800 is a better card
Core I7 2600K @ 4.6 | Asrock P67 Extreme 4 | 16 gig Corsair | EVGA Superclocked GTX 780 | Samsung 840 Pro SSD | Seasonic X-850 W

Phenom II 940 | Gigabyte MA78G-DS3HP | 2x2 gig G-Skill dr2 800 | 500 W Seasonic | WD 640 HDD | Sapphire 4890 1 gig
tsoulier
Minister of Gerbil Affairs
 
Posts: 2934
Joined: Mon Aug 09, 2004 6:17 am
Location: South Louisiana

Postposted on Sun Sep 25, 2005 10:58 am

Image
"Give me a scotch. I'm starving" ~ Tony Stark
PRIME1
Darth Gerbil
 
Posts: 7561
Joined: Mon Apr 22, 2002 5:07 pm
Location: , location

Postposted on Sun Sep 25, 2005 11:02 am

nice.. theres the possibility it can unlock into 16 pipes also ?

hows that done ?
mph_Ragnarok
Graphmaster Gerbil
 
Posts: 1315
Joined: Thu Aug 25, 2005 7:04 pm

Postposted on Sun Sep 25, 2005 11:08 am

JustAnEngineer
Gerbil God
Gold subscriber
 
 
Posts: 15423
Joined: Sat Jan 26, 2002 7:00 pm
Location: The Heart of Dixie

Postposted on Sun Sep 25, 2005 11:09 am

Moved to System Builders Anonymous.
Alex
Maximum Gerbil
 
Posts: 4088
Joined: Thu Sep 19, 2002 9:02 pm
Location: Hot Springs, AR

Postposted on Sun Sep 25, 2005 3:38 pm

Flying Fox
Gerbil God
 
Posts: 24411
Joined: Mon May 24, 2004 2:19 am

Postposted on Sun Sep 25, 2005 3:53 pm

Seeing as I've owned all three of those cards, I can tell you that the x800 pro is superior to both Nvidia solutions. At first I had the 6600gt, good performance, quiet MSI cooling solution but I upgraded to a 6800 unlockable for playable frames with high AA/AF. I bought a BFG 6800 and unlocked it via rivatuner and that was a great solution for a few months but then I saw an x800 pro refurbished direct from ATI for $185 shipped. The 6800 was fine but it was big for my SFF and ran hotter than the x800's. Also the x800 pro has better performance than any of the Nvidia's I've owned when playing high settings in new games: FEAR, BF2, etc. If you can spare some cash, I'd go for the x800xl but the pro is fine.
magicstasis
Gerbil
 
Posts: 76
Joined: Tue May 03, 2005 7:48 pm

Postposted on Sun Sep 25, 2005 4:05 pm

if you can spare $39 more you should get the Asus AX800Pro VIVO.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814121519
Unlock the extra 4 pipes and have x800xt pe for $239.
I got my Asus AX800Pro VIVO on 9/9 and its a x800xt pe now with no problem (16 pipes 520mhz core, 1120mhz memory). You don't even have to modify the hardware at all its a softmod.
Sempron 64 3100 @ 2430mhz | 512x2 Coarsair XMS DDR400 cl2-3-3-6 1T | DFI LanParty UT NF3 250Gb
x800pro -> softmodded to x800xt pe | Enermax 535W EG565P-VE
Joeg_7
Gerbil Elite
 
Posts: 675
Joined: Wed Feb 25, 2004 10:31 am

Postposted on Sun Oct 02, 2005 8:52 pm

Here's a good opportunity to get a Radeon X850XT masquerading as a Radeon X800GTO².
http://labs.anandtech.com/news.php?id=6
JustAnEngineer
Gerbil God
Gold subscriber
 
 
Posts: 15423
Joined: Sat Jan 26, 2002 7:00 pm
Location: The Heart of Dixie

Postposted on Sun Oct 02, 2005 9:56 pm

JustAnEngineer wrote:Here's a good opportunity to get a Radeon X850XT masquerading as a Radeon X800GTO².
http://labs.anandtech.com/news.php?id=6


gah prices are shooting up fast look at zipzoomfly it's $285 for it now :( LInk
paco
Minister of Gerbil Affairs
 
Posts: 2081
Joined: Wed Jul 21, 2004 7:14 pm
Location: So Cal

Postposted on Mon Oct 03, 2005 5:11 pm

JustAnEngineer wrote:Here's a good opportunity to get a Radeon X850XT masquerading as a Radeon X800GTO².
http://labs.anandtech.com/news.php?id=6

yes thats true but he needs an agp card. the gto2 only comes in pci-e. the x800pro vivo is only $10 more and unlockable so not to bad still.
Sempron 64 3100 @ 2430mhz | 512x2 Coarsair XMS DDR400 cl2-3-3-6 1T | DFI LanParty UT NF3 250Gb
x800pro -> softmodded to x800xt pe | Enermax 535W EG565P-VE
Joeg_7
Gerbil Elite
 
Posts: 675
Joined: Wed Feb 25, 2004 10:31 am

Postposted on Mon Oct 03, 2005 6:51 pm

Joeg_7 wrote:he needs an agp card.
Oops! :oops: I forgot about AGP.
i7-4770K, H70, Gryphon Z87, 16 GiB, R9-290, SSD, 2 HD, Blu-ray, SB ZX, TJ08-E, SS-660XP², 3007WFP+2001FP, RK-9000BR, MX518
JustAnEngineer
Gerbil God
Gold subscriber
 
 
Posts: 15423
Joined: Sat Jan 26, 2002 7:00 pm
Location: The Heart of Dixie


Return to System Builders Anonymous

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests

cron