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Old 05-09-2008, 05:01 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Haha, sick, I honestly can't freakin' wait. I'm so excited, I'll be able to play CoD: 4 on high settings, and be able to play other games which I purchased that I couldn't play on my old system because of my sick nVidia GeForce 4 MX440 64mb graphics card
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Old 05-10-2008, 06:46 PM   #42 (permalink)
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I decided to make a change, I think I'm going to buy an 8800GT instead of a 9600GT. I was looking at reviews and most people preferred the 8800GT, so that's what I'm going to go with.
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The 8800gt is about 15% faster so depending on cost it could be a better deal.This card is the cheapest 8800gt 512mb and comes with a double lifetime warranty that covers overclocking.

Newegg.com - XFX PVT88PYDF4 GeForce 8800GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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Oh, wait I was just looking through some ATI, when I ran across this
Newegg.com - DIAMOND Viper 3870PE4512SB Radeon HD 3870 512MB 256-bit GDDR4 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
Not sure if it can match up to the 8800GT, any help>?

Oh, and also, if a g-card says PCI-E x16 2.0, and my motherboard says it's PCI-E x16, but doesn't mention 2.0, are they compatible?
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The 8800gt is a decent bit faster than a HD3870.

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Oh, and also, if a g-card says PCI-E x16 2.0, and my motherboard says it's PCI-E x16, but doesn't mention 2.0, are they compatible?
Yes, they are compatible.
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Ok, and I may have asked this already, but is this power supply Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-450VX 450W ATX12V V2.2 Power Supply 90 - 264 V UL, CUL, CE, CB, FCC Class B, TUV, CCC, C-tick - Power Supplies
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I have been searching around on google looking at forums and seeing what people said about certain graphics cards, and i was thinking, what if i ran 2 8600gt's in SLI. Would that be better than an 8800gt? Or if not the 8600gt's, are there any other graphics cards out there that would be cheaper, or maybe a little bit over the cost of the 8800gt that i could run in SLI more efficently than a single 8800gt?
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That power supply is defiantly good enough. 1 8800gt 512mb will be allot better than 2 8600gt's.
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Alright, I think this will be my last question (before I start building, that is!) but is the case that I'm going to be purchasing big enough for these parts?
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That case should be fine.
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Anything else I need? Please be picky if necesarry. And Puddle Jumper, I would like to thank you individually for helping me with this long (and maybe boring for you) process.
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