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Yes I know it's a great card, but it only has 128megs of memory, and I don't feel like buying a new card next year because new games that require lots of video memory will be out. By the way, anyone know of any good Canadian online stores? I know newegg is probably the best place around but i don't know if I want to spend too much on shipping. Thanks,

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get a his x800xl it has a lot of firepower and overclocks well and easily out performs a geforce 6800gt
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HIS make some of the best and are a the cheapest usually as well. which is good. There are a few different peices of software but i cant remeber the names off the top of my head, atitools i think might be one but i cant be sure.
X800xl is the same price as a 6800GT usually and if you can you should get the 6800 as it supports pixel shader 3.
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Yes I know it's a great card, but it only has 128megs of memory, and I don't feel like buying a new card next year because new games that require lots of video memory will be out. By the way, anyone know of any good Canadian online stores? I know newegg is probably the best place around but i don't know if I want to spend too much on shipping. Thanks,

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well u can get stores to ship to you like

www.futureshop.ca
www.tigerdirect.ca
www.bestbuy.ca (might havent checked b/c i dont go to them much for comptuer stuff)
www.factorydirect.ca (they charge extra for shipping)

other than this i know of noone else.
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Ok I've decided...it's going to be the X800PRO, because I don't really feel like spending the money on a 6800GT or Ultra. Thanks everyone,

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Dont be to hasty though the prices of 6 series cards will drop now the 7800s are out. (they are so cool it hurts ... 24 pipelines ... oh my!). You might just be able to afford one.
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Yeah....I only wish I could have a 7800 ;) ;) ...Here's what my system looks like as of now: (note that all prices are in CND)

Processor: AMD Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego core: 445.99
Motherboard: Asus A8V-E Deluxe: 175.00
RAM: Corsair TWINX1024-3200C2 (2 x 512mb): 189.00
Video Card: *Undecided*
Case: Antec Performance TX640B 18" Black ATX w/ 400W P.S: 129.95
Other Accesories (Monitor, speakers, etc.): 322.85

So yeah...if you add that all up it comes to around $1400 CND, which means i have 600 to spend on a video card, which I'm thinking is gonna be a 6800 Ultra. Any other suggestions? Thanks

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The case antec just released a new version of the pro series with a 480W truepower psu which you will need as a 6800 ultra is a power guzzler. Also ASUS aint the best for AMD get yourself an ABIT or a MSI if you wanna save money Gigabyte and Epox are good as well but ASUS are at the bottom of the pile for AMD out of the better mobos.
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Alright...made some changes. First of all, this is the video card I think I'm gonna go with:

GeForce 6800GT

Motherboard: (I would go with Abit but my last computer and had some problems when i first bought it.)

Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe

So yeah...that's basically it, anyone know if my RAM will be compatible with this motherboard? Thanks

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Check out the MSI one it has a nice black finish to it and good features the dynamic overclocking is supposed to be very good. Your ram is fine its the same stuff im getting myself i think.
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I looked at the MSI board...It looks nice but I think I'm gonna go with the A8N-SLI Deluxe. Friend has the exact same board and he loves it. Thanks for all the suggestions.

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Edit: What about the video card? Is it good for the money?

Edited by spudZ, 24 June 2005 - 10:28 AM.

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Looks a good card i just never heard of the manufacturer and its in yankie money so i cant tell wether the value is good. Leadtek and XFX make the best and cheapest Nvidia over here anyway. Gainward are also cheap.
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Alright I'm gonna go for that card. Thanks alot warrior for the advice ;)

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Sure no problem was my pleasure, had been researching alot of the gfx stuff for myself recently anyway. Your gonna have a nice rig.
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Alright...so heres what my system is as of now:

Motherboard: ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4

Motherboard

Processor: AMD Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego Integrated into Chip FSB 1MB L2 Cache Socket 939 Processor

Processor

RAM: Corsair XMS 1GB (2 x 512mb) Dual Channel Memory

Corsair RAM

Hard Drive: Maxtor DiamondMax 10 6B250S0 250GB

Hard Drive

Thats the basic stuff...but now I have another question (man this must get annoying ;) ), my motherboard says it has 8-channel audio, so does that mean that i can use up to 7.1 speakers? Thanks

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