Radeon X800 XL
RADEON X800 XL Roundup. Right now these are the best price performance. The nVidia 6800GT is $400 and faster, but at $300, it is about 80% of the performance for $100 less plus it has all the HDTV modes and with the Gigabyte GV-RX80L256V SilentPipe it is complete silent in operation.
It is PCI Express though so you need something like the DFI LanParty nForce4 Ultra ($140 or so) to use it. A great choice with the upcoming new Athlon 3800+ Venice chipset coming in April.
So with that being said, here’s the ideal gaming platform right now…
| Component | Price | Comment |
| Athlon 3800+ | ~$300 | Will overclock better |
| OCZ 4400+ | $300 | Much faster than ever using TCCD chips at DDR 600 |
| Gigabyte GV-RX80L256V SilentPipe | $300 | Completely quiet |
| Seasonic Tornado | $100 | Very quiet power supply |
| Maxtor DiamondMax 10 300GB | $200 | Relatively quiet, but super big drive |