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6600GT 256mb or 6800 series card?


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I'm purchasing a new pc in like a weeks time and i'm wondering if i should buy the 6600GT 256mb or one of the 6800 series cards
It needs to be able to handle games like FEAR, CSS and ET.
Also, i'm looking for a gig of ram to put in the AMD 3200+ venice 939 pin that i will soon purchase. Can you guys recommend a reliable ram brand?


Thanks in advance.
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hello fellow computing building friend. i am running the gt 6600 and it would work perfect for what you need. but if you want that little bit more pow and money is no real concern then bump it up to the 6800. as for rem go for a geil ram. they are tested well and truly b4 they hit the shelves and even the box they come shows it not your ordinary old ram mass produced. :whistling:
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A 6800 or an x800 would be much better, for the price of the 6600GTs you really dont get what you should out of them, they are more reasonable now(when they came out they were ridiculously overpriced) now they are just moderatley overpriced. The difference in performance is fairly significant so i would get the 6800 or an x800 whatever is cheaper, there is also some good deals on x850s if you look hard enough and it was the best of its generation.
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thanks for replying guys, one last question: should i purchase 512 x2 Geil or 1 gig kit Geil? is there a difference?
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If you have a 939 boards and you get the 2 512s in a matched pair, then you can run the memory in dual channel .
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GIGABYTE 256MB 6600GT costs $215
Leadtek 256MB 7600GS costs $208
Which should i buy?
And which one out of these moniters are better?
17" Benq FP71G+S-8ms DVI $305
17" Samsung 740N 8ms $299
(Prices are in Australian Dollars)
Thanks for the help =)
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The Benq is DVI (I don't know anything other than the name of the other one) DVI is a high quality input to the monitor from the video card. I used to have a Leadtek graphics card and found it wasn't very good (the gainward one I bought shortly after outperformed it a lot!). Id personally go for the 6600GT.

As for RAM, go for a brand like Corsair or Crucial, and get a matched pair as someone else said for dual channel (warriorscot?).
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Kingston 512mb x2 costs $120
Corsair Value 512mb x2 costs $125
OCZ Value 512mb x2 costs $ 118
Which brand should i purchase?
thanks

Edited by Ange|, 17 April 2006 - 05:06 AM.

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Buy the cheapest ones, get the 7600GT its so much better than a 6600GT its almost unbeleiavable but the 6600GTs are really bad, very much overpriced.
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The 7600GT is too expensive =( If you had to choose between the 6600GT and the 7600GS, which one would you pick?
Sorry, I don't have that kind of money to buy the 7600GT.
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the 7600gs is what he meant. The 7600gs is soo much better than the 6600gt.

Get the 7600gs..
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Yeah, wrong desgination force of habit so used to everything being a GT, its all the same, the GS and GT difference is usually marginal still the 7600 is much better.
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I just found out that a 7600gs comes in pci express now lol..






http://en.wikipedia....eForce_7_Series



Quoted from that website...
GeForce 7600 GS
On March 22, 2006, NVIDIA announced the immediate availability of the GeForce 7600 GS GPU targeted at the low-mid end. This new GPU will officially assume the place of the GeForce 6600GT which has been around for quite sometime.

Some quick specifications:

PCIe native
400MHz Core frequency
128-bit memory interface
12.8 GB/sec memory bandwidth
4.8 Billion pixels/sec. fill rate
SLI support
passively cooled (NVIDIA reference)
Primary testing showed that a GeForce 7600 GS based card outperformed a GeForce 6600 GT and left the Radeon X1600 PRO in the dust.

The street price for the GPU is $129-$149.


basically it will take over the 6600gt and it beats it in actual graphics tests and its cheaper, you cant beat it..

Edited by jrm20, 17 April 2006 - 08:58 AM.

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For your RAM, get some Coisar Value select. Its ~$65. Good stuff, I use it myself
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Thanks guys i really appreciate your effort in answering my questions =)

Just one more question before i type up my final setup to purchase my pc.

Which mainboard should i choose from out of the following? I don't need SLI, because i won't be having 2 video cards. Needs to have a sound card that supports 5.1 speakers.
btw, this is for my 3200+ AMD64 939 Pin

Asus A8V-MX All-In-One $73

Asus A8V-E-SE PCI-E $112

Asus A8N5X Nforce 4 $115

Asus A8N-E Nforce 4 Ultra $140

Asus A8N-SLI $155

MSI K8N Neo 4-F $110

MSI K8N SLI-FI $120

MSI RS482M4-L ATI, All In One $115

MSI RS48M2-IL ATI 1394, All In One $125

GIGABYTE K8U-939 $70

GIGABYTE K8VT890-9 $115

GIGABYTE K8NSC-939 $89

GIGABYTE K8NF-9 $125

GIGABYTE K8N-SLI $128

GIGABYTE K8N Pro-SLI $148

Thanks for all the help
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