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    What should i grab, x1800xt 512mb or 7800gtx 512 ?

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    The GTX is certainly the better card but it's quite pricy. IIRC, the best bang-for-buck out of the three top-of-the line cards (x1800XT/7800GTX/7800GTX512) is the 7800GTX. It's around the same as an X1800XT (arguably a little weaker), but it's cheaper by an amount significant enough (IMO) to turn you away from the X1800XT.

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      How much is the 512mb gtx in au dollar ?

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        Hadn't tought about that Aussie part, so I don't know if what I said about the X800 is true.

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        • #5
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          Hardware seems to get a premium price in Australia and I would not be surprised to see both of those cards over $999AU. Look for a 7800 256MB GTX or even a 7800GT. You will still get excellent performance and you won't need to mortgage the house to get it.

          Here is a link:

          http://tweaktown.com/articles/854/

          Those cards you have listed START at $999 and quickly go up in price.
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            Thx yawg, casecutter.

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            • #7
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              Check these online stores. I use them as pricing benchmarks. In fact, the first is my primary supplier. The second is recommended by http://www.dansdata.com . They mostly sell premium stuff and also include courier delivery in their prices. The third is one a friend often uses and I have used occasionally.

              http://www.arc.com.au/

              http://www.auspcmarket.com.au/

              http://www.bigbencomputer.com.au/

              I hope this helps with parts and pricing on this side of the big pond.

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              • #8
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                I think cost wise the 7800GT would be a better card than all 3. That's if you can't wait, atleast. The 7900 is coming out soon and is supposed to be like 25% better than the 7800GTX 512 version, and the 8800 in july is supposed to be like 75% than the 7900?

                Save the big money for the big cards in the future, but if you're willing to buy a good card now...invest $300 in a 7800GT and play all games on nearly max settings for a while. Graphics cards are coming out faster than games these days.

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