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comanighttrain

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hey guys, i have a difficult choice.

Lets say i have about £250 - £300

Should i get,

A. AGP Nvidia 6800 GT/Ultra

B. AGP ATI X800XL/Pro

C. Setting up a new 64 bit system with an intermediate card and getting a sooped up one later.
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warriorscot

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C. is the smart option the new ATI cards are on the way, so price war is on horizon which is good for us consumers.
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Agree with Warriorscot- unless you need a quick fix right now, i would def. wait, plus a decent card should hold ya :tazz:
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Especially important is to scope out your particular motherboard desired and to ensure that any adapter you get now will fit. Some of the newer high-performance motherboards only have PCIX (PCI-Express) and do not even have an AGP slot. So if you went with option A or B for now (i.e., an AGP adapter for your current MB), then you would (may) be potentially out of luck on using it in a more modern high-performance motherboard. So in this regard, I too agree that option C is maybe better/good and would wait on the pricing to drop on the new video adapters (several good ones), and then getting one most compatible and optimized for your particular motherboard is crucial for compatibility and optimal performance...

** good things come to those who wait :tazz: **
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Especially important is to scope out your particular motherboard desired and to ensure that any adapter you get now will fit. Some of the newer high-performance motherboards only have PCIX (PCI-Express) and do not even have an AGP slot. So if you went with option A or B for now (i.e., an AGP adapter for your current MB), then you would (may) be potentially out of luck on using it in a more modern high-performance motherboard



Could not have said it any better
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