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Old 06-03-2007, 09:00 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I assume you want HDCP....

so within the 100-150 range:

Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100199L Radeon X1950GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail

Newegg.com - MSI NX8600GT-T2D256E OC GeForce 8600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail

Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100176L Radeon X1950PRO 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail

but out of those 3 the 8600GT is the best.
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ORDERED. ty for the help I shall enjoy this build but I will take a pic and post because this will be my first build after stepping away from Dell.
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ORDERED. ty for the help I shall enjoy this build but I will take a pic and post because this will be my first build after stepping away from Dell.
wait! i made a stupid mistake! the x1950pro is actually a better performer! i have no idea why i typed the 8600gt! oh i hope i didn't just make you buy that!

cancel the order!
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Canceled and I've reordered ty again.
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Canceled and I've reordered ty again.
phew...sorry about that. didn't think you'd act on my opinion so fast!
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plz tell me u got the g-skill ram instead of the XMS2 RAM, qhich have a horrible performance/price ratio.... g-skill are better cuz u can oc better...
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plz tell me u got the g-skill ram instead of the XMS2 RAM, qhich have a horrible performance/price ratio.... g-skill are better cuz u can oc better...
Uh...No. The red G.Skill sticks are merely value ram sticks at almost $100. Although the XMS2's i recommended are DDR675, I'm pretty sure it can overclock to more than what the max of the DDR800 G.Skill memory does, and it's 30 bucks cheaper.
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i'm not a fan of Corsair XMS2 at all...it has loose timings and they aren't very good overclockers.

The G. Skill I recommended seem ideal for an AMD setup.

800mhz and extremely tight timings of 4-4-3-5 (important with the x2 chips)...i hope he went for those..

Newegg.com - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
105 usd as well...great price
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Uh...No. The red G.Skill sticks are merely value ram sticks at almost $100. Although the XMS2's i recommended are DDR675, I'm pretty sure it can overclock to more than what the max of the DDR800 G.Skill memory does, and it's 30 bucks cheaper.
xms2 suck.... i say get the HZ, or NQ(black ones or blue ones) helped me get my e4300 to 3.4 ghz woot , those were the days... i want my core 2 duo back
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Aren't the NQs red? But yea, I would suggest G. Skill over XMS2.
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