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Old 06-22-2005, 08:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am building my first computer and am on a 1k budget(can go around 1500 but preferably not). I am looking for a PCI-E x16 Graphics card as i plan this to be a gaming computer. Does anybody have suggestion on cards to buy or cards i shouldn't buy?
All help would be appreciated

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Old 06-22-2005, 08:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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what are the pc parts u planning on getting? how much u willing to spoend on card and what to saccrifice on the pc parts? it all depends.

I would look at some 6800gt pci-e or something around there. You can also wait for the new round of cards to come out, and get one of then.

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640 WD Caviar Black
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Old 06-22-2005, 09:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If you want to save money, then I'd go with the 6600GT or 6800GT if you can. I would NOT get the new line of graphics cards by NVIDIA. If you want a GREAT card, then wait until ATI releases their new cards. I hear that the new one is going to basically make the 7800GTX look like a small child.
AMD Athlon 64 3000+ socket 939 @ 2.3 GHz
MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum motherboard
EVGA GeForce 6800 GT
2 GB DDR 400 (PC 3200) (2 x 1 GB sticks) (Dual Channel)
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Old 06-22-2005, 09:09 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Well so far my parts list looks like this
Pross- AMD Athlon 64 3800+
Mobo- ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard
Case- ASPIRE X-Navigator ATXA9NW-AL/450 Black/Silver Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 450W Power Supply
RAM- CORSAIR XMS 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 550 (PC 4400) Dual Channel Kit System Memory

Thats it so far but i plan to get a small hard drive for the OS and if necessary a PSU (do i need a dif one for this mobo and pross?)
Thats it so far any help on the parts or things im forgeting would be great
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Old 06-22-2005, 09:40 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Okay, that gives you about 150 left, pricing done on newegg.

BTW, I used a venice core for the chip, because you will want one.

So if you want to stay by your budget, i wouldn't go any lower then a 6600gt. Even though thats a bit lower.

I would get a 6800gt to do that system it's justice thought.

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Old 06-23-2005, 02:33 AM   #6 (permalink)
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get the DFI NF4 ULTRA cos the a8n mobo is full of bugs
AMD 64 939 3200+@2.7ghz
Segate 120gig SATA
1gig PC3200 Geil Value Ram Duel Channel@ddr480 3-3-3-8
Gigabyte 6600GT-PCI-E@580/1.3
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Old 06-23-2005, 11:09 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Processor- AMD 3800+ vinice core $366.00

G Card- eVGA 256-P2-N376-AX Geforce 6800GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card $345.00

Mobo- DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 Ultra-D Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra ATX AMD Motherboard $135.00

Case- ASPIRE X-Navigator ATXA9NW-AL/450 Black/Silver Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 450W Power Supply $90.00

HDD-EXCELSTOR J840 40GB 7200 RPM 2MB Cache IDE Ultra ATA133 Hard Drive - OEM $46.00
Total $982
This is the total with out RAM. I am lookin for 1GB Dual channel (x2 512mb) RAM any suggestions?

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