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What gfx card do you guys recommend

Post by bball61790 » Sun Apr 23, 2006 5:43 pm

Im looking to get a new gfx card because im tired of getting 8-13 fps with my 5500 so what card Under $200 would you recommend from this site I do have a PCI-E slot available

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductLi ... Video+Card

im looking at getting the 6600gt

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Post by rd » Sun Apr 23, 2006 7:24 pm

I would recommend getting either the 6600GT or the 6800GT, both under $200. If you don't have it now, I would recommend also bumping your RAM to 1,024mb or higher. I prefer 1,536 as a minimum for both cards. My opinion only.

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Post by Tenspace » Sun Apr 23, 2006 7:40 pm

Here's a card I'd be happy with in the under $200 range. I'd rather go for a 6800gs/gt, but I don't think there are any available for that price... eveyrthing I've seen is backordered.

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This one has a $30 mail-in rebate - it's $169 after rebate
7600GT (590Mhz GPU, 1.6GHz Mem, 256MB, 128-bit, DDR3, 12 pipelines, 2560x1600 res, OpenGL 2.0)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814150140

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Post by skipperdan » Sun Apr 23, 2006 9:53 pm

Bball61790:

Rather than starting a whole new thread about Video Cards, please use the Search feature and you will find many responses on the topic of VIDEO CARDS. 8) 8)
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Post by bball61790 » Mon Apr 24, 2006 1:16 am

thanx for the info I do already have 1 gb of ram and skipperdan i did look around on other topics but i felt the topics did not answer my questions, but i probably could have looker more

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Post by rd » Mon Apr 24, 2006 2:44 am

No problem, now you know.

The forums carry alot of information, just take the time to look for them.

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Post by tropicalfish » Mon Apr 24, 2006 2:55 am

bball... even if these forums DO NOT carry the info, you can search other large fs forums... they have lots on those too...

try googling for some specs and compare things side-by-side and see which one best fits you and your PC
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Post by Mythrilfan » Mon Apr 24, 2006 8:08 am

so what, he cannot ask for our help now? older video cards are quickly turning into oblivion (literally, with ES IV: Oblivion out 8) ) and he could ask us if a card is nice. I'd say the 6600gt is not worth getting any more, look at the 7600gs (which is really cheap and good for the price) or the 7600gt which costs a bit more but is worth it. Make Your choice, both are good cards. No point in buying any of the GF6's any more imo.
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Post by bball61790 » Mon Apr 24, 2006 10:33 am

one thing i have seen on a lot of other gfx topics is power supply, and that you need a certain amount for certain gfx cards. How can i find out what kind a power supply i have.

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Post by Tenspace » Mon Apr 24, 2006 1:22 pm

Bball, open the side of your PC case and look for the box, probably at the top in back, that has all those electrical wires coming out of it. That's the power supply. There should be a sticker located on it that gives the rating. You probably don't want less than 350-400W for newer video cards; make sure you read the video card specs, though.

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Post by 121a » Mon Apr 24, 2006 11:16 pm

The 6600s are still good and will be for Vista.
Check it-
http://www.nvidia.com/page/technology_vista_home.html
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/window ... .mspx#EBAA

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Post by skipperdan » Mon Apr 24, 2006 11:45 pm

I was hoping that everbody would get the hint and stop posting to this question.

WE HAVE A WHOLE FORUM TOPIC CALLED "VIDEO CARDS" WHICH IS LOADED WITH SUGGESTIONS ABOUT WHAT CARD TO USE. 8) 8)
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Post by bball61790 » Tue Apr 25, 2006 12:43 am

uhh skipperdan this topic is no longer about video cards i switched the subject to questions involving power supplies I failed to find that much information in the forum about power supplies

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Post by rd » Tue Apr 25, 2006 2:36 am

bballs,

Don't change a topic from video cards to power supplies, that is frowned upon.

You will get more help, and will stay above water if you post a new topic.

Or check this: http://forums.surclaro.com/ftopic6928-0-asc-0.html

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Post by isaga » Tue Oct 23, 2007 5:56 pm

I can recommend you the following card:Because I have it!
gigabyte 8600GT 256MB GDDR3 for 106 euros in Spain. :D

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Post by mel wilson » Tue Oct 23, 2007 5:59 pm

isaga wrote:I can recommend you the following card:Because I have it!
gigabyte 8600GT 256MB GDDR3 for 106 euros in Spain. :D
Look at the date, your over a year too late ... :wink:

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