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Old 10-20-2005, 11:39 PM   #11 (permalink)
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With the computer in my sig, I am able to run BF2, Doom3, FarCry, etc etc with really good graphics settings.

To be honest, I havent heard anything about the X550 release, so I dont know how well it plays games.

I do, however, know how well the X600 Pro (a notch above the X550). And let me tell you, it doesnt perform all that well. The 6600GT is a huge performance increase over the X600. If it turns out to be $50 more, I say it's well worth it.
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go with the 6600GT. Youll be sorry if you didn't.
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Old 10-21-2005, 03:16 PM   #13 (permalink)
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With the computer in my sig, I am able to run BF2, Doom3, FarCry, etc etc with really good graphics settings.
i cant read your sig lol it goes to fast, and its blue on blue/black so it kind of blends in
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Well, let's not be too harsh on the x700 series. I know the x600 series is pretty poopy, but I'm relatively satisfied with my x700. I was running the COD2 demo just fine, and it was very detailed. I picked my card because I was on a budget. I really like it. It was one hundred bucks on newegg.

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6600GT only 10 dollars more then the X700pro
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Old 10-21-2005, 03:48 PM   #16 (permalink)
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6600GT only 10 dollars more then the X700pro
I guess I could buy the X550 then return it when I get more money...
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Old 10-21-2005, 09:20 PM   #17 (permalink)
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You probably should get XP Home SP2

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16837102151

I wouldnt really cheap out on a $50 psu/case combo....something like this is a good deal:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129157

Or this is ok:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119080


A good way to think for building a computer that u want to last and also be upgradeable is:

1) Think a good, solid, roomy case. 2) A quality, steady PSU. 3) Mboard....then start thinkin performance etc.....if your gaming, then video card is the priority...etc...just some thoughts.

I wouldnt go less than a 6600gt, it just isnt worth it for todays games. Ive had my 6600gt for 10 months and I love it, but I want to upgrade already to get better graghics.
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You probably should get XP Home SP2

A good way to think for building a computer that u want to last and also be upgradeable is:

1) Think a good, solid, roomy case. 2) A quality, steady PSU. 3) Mboard....then start thinkin performance etc.....if your gaming, then video card is the priority...etc...just some thoughts.

I wouldnt go less than a 6600gt, it just isnt worth it for todays games. Ive had my 6600gt for 10 months and I love it, but I want to upgrade already to get better graghics.
Thanks for the info regarding XP SP2...
But, keep in mind I'm trying to keep this pc under $600.
I'll probably replace the video card, once I get more money...

Another thing... does anyone know where I can find a chart of all the ATI and/or nVidia cards, showing which ones are better and better, etc.

Thanks!
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Your welcome!!!
Um theres lots of benchmarks out there regarding video cards. Try tomshardware.com. But you can trust us when we say get a Nvidia 6600gt, cause its best bang for the buck, by far. ATI cards cant compete at the moment.
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Another question, if I'm buying the OEM version of XP Home SP2, do I need anything else to install it on a new (with no OS) HDD?

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