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    best agp card?

    hello i was wondering if its worth spending this amount of money on this agp card thats been known to be the best agp card atm..

    http://www.custompc.co.uk/custompc/r...800gs-agp.html

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    Actually, the 7800GS+ is quite a bit better (note the +).

    The fastest is never really worth the money, but it's the premium you pay for getting the best

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    cool is it worth buy that instead of spending more on a new mobo, cpu, ram??

    i wanna do a full upgrade next year when theirs a wide range of dx10 cards

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    486 socket p4 3.2ghz northwood and 2gb corsair value ram

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    I got the XFX 7800GS from SCAN because I didn't want to upgrade & it definately makes a huge difference to games.

    My second system is similar with my 3.2 northwood running @ 3.6ghz 24/7 & i've used the card in it to play FEAR & Call of Duty with all the effects on without noticeable loss of framerate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by j.o.s.h.1408 View Post
    486 socket p4 3.2ghz northwood and 2gb corsair value ram
    Similar to the spec of my last PC - P4 3.4GHz Prescott HT with 2 Gb. I added the gainwared 7800GS+ to it (I upgraded from a standard 7800GS) and what a difference - the card is a real flyer (it is noticeably more capable that the standard 7800GS) and overclocks like mad

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    hehe cool can it handle oblivion with alls ettings on high?

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    Quote Originally Posted by j.o.s.h.1408 View Post
    hehe cool can it handle oblivion with alls ettings on high?
    My bet, nein. But give it a try just to prove me wrong, lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by j.o.s.h.1408 View Post
    hehe cool can it handle oblivion with alls ettings on high?
    Just about. I've got a friend with very similar specs and they put a bliss 7800GS (not the +) model in and it ran playably on full, though was smoother just a bit off full. I was quite surprised

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    o cool. i might get the card then seeing as though it can handle most games in full settings. by the way does it require a pci e connector from a psu or does it use the normal 4 pin molex connector? i have a 430w psu but i dont think it has the pci e connector

    i realy dont want to buy a new psu just for this card, its not the price of a new psu im aorried about, but my incredible laziness of taking out the old psu and installing the new one

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    my mistake.. it needs a 6 pin PCI-E connector
    Me want Ultrabook


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    can i get a 4pin to 6 pin adaptor?

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    The converter from 4 pin to 6 pin will come standard with the card..
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    ok cheers, might purchase this real soon. thanks for your help guys

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    Confirmed. My card came with suitable convertor.

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