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    what do you think is better, or what is your favourite.
    opinions here
    sorry if this has been posted before im new..well sorta
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    what do you think is better, or what is your favourite.
    opinions here
    sorry if this has been posted before im new..well sorta
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    http://www.tomshardware.com/graphic/20031229/index.html

    Make your choice. According to that site, the 9800 XT OWNES.

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    ok check pricewatch u can get the GeForce FX 5950 256mb for $40 CHEAPER than the 9800XT

    id go w/ the nvida cards!

    PC is best
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    That Tom's hardware comparison is great. The one called "nVidia puts its (new) cards on the table" is one I have referred many a gamer to over the past few months when deciding on a new video card.

    Personally, I went with a standard Radeon 9800 Pro and just OC'd to XT core and memory frequencies. That way you get nearly the same performance and you only have to spend about 220 bucks.

    Same goes for the 5900 nVidia - just OC it to 5950 specs. They all use 256-bit memory bandwidth and that is the real key to the overall performance.

    My system runs Splinter Cell at or above 30FPS I would say 95% of the time or more - I only drop to mid-20's when there is a ton of lighting effects.

    Athlon 3200+
    Radeon 9800 Pro
    512MB ECC RAM

    I run SC at 1600x1200 with all graphics and sound settings maxed out.

    Also one thing about the ATi cards... they handle FSAA and Anisotropic filtering much better than nVidia's current lineup. If you've ever played a game with those turned on (even just at 2x) then you know how amazing everything looks.

    I recently turned them both on myself and now I'm extremely spoiled
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    ok, thanks guys.
    so basically what youre saying is go for a 9800 pro or a 5900 ultra?

    well the reason i wanted to know is because im making a pc soon (nxt few months). I've decided on a motherboard and processor, but i really want a good graphics card most of all, as i like games to look nice when playing them, but my main concern is framerates. on the pc i use for gaming now, i have integrated graphics and basically i feel that this comp is as shi**y as it gets. the comp itself is reasonably beastly, but the integration of both sound, and gfx kills the machine.

    right now, i run:
    p4 2.5 GHz
    512 DDR
    64mb integrated gfx
    directx 9.ob
    40gb hdd

    the comp im building, i hpe to be something along the lines of:

    p4 3.06Ghz
    512 DDR (I will add more later)
    256 Mb gfx either 5900 ultra or 9800 pro
    120 GB HDD, and a 80GB HDD

    I aint got much money, and its gonna cost alot. I have a feeling im gonna have to go bargain hunting.

    I have already found a nice 120GB HDD for 70â£, which is like 150 or 160 USD$ I believe.
    I think I'll nab that sometime this week.

    then onto motherboard and processor, which will be the bulk of the money.
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    You may want to hold off alittle bit on building your new PC. Later this year we'll see total advancements in technology. Including a whole new form factor called BTX which will include DDR2 memory, faster S-ATA ports, and PCI-Express which will replace AGP and PCI. Plus ATI and NVIDIA will release there all important new PCI-Express video cards. But it looks like NVIDIA will win the next graphics battle, because they just pulled a fast one on ATI and played a little trick.

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    thanks for the info.
    so whut time of year is the oci express ports coming out?

    this stuff is gue=arenteed to cost more aint it?
    last night my mom suggested I get a job this summer to pay for it, cos she aint. lol i asked her if i could borrow like a couple hundreed she was like....hmmmmm let me think...NO!

    I guess Ive still got my grandma. I doubt she would say no, but I'd feel really greedy asking an elderly person for money. lol

    well I think I'll be holding off anyway, so thanks.
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    Oh , by the way,
    would it be wise of me to buy a harddrive (7200rpm 120GB) that is on an excellent offer now, instaead of later?
    theres a 120gb hdd on offer for 70⣠which is 140 or 150USD$. should I go for it even though I'm not making my comp for a while?
    If I find a better deal, I guess I can always take it back.
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    If you wait it will probably get cheaper. This new stuff should be out by the end of this year, which really isn't a big deal considering that games like DOOM III and Half-Life 2 have now been pushed back to late summer. These new parts will cost more, but that's the whole idea of you waiting to buy this stuff, because then you can save up more money.

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