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Old 10-30-2007, 12:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi

I'm buying a new computer and these are the specs:
Intel Core 2 Quad Processor
2GB RAM
512MB GeForce 8500GT graphics card
Windows Vista Ultimate

When I asked the guy he said the graphics card was one of the best in the market but when I started researching everyone said it was really bad.

I intend to use my computer for gaming (not really intense gaming, as long as it works for Sims 2 I'm happy) and when I go to uni I'm going to do graphics and animation so I want a computer that can handle these well.

Would the 8500GT work alright just for Sims 2 and graphic designing?

If not, what would you suggest would be a good card?

A budget one and a non-budget one please. Preferably one that can handle what I want to do but isn't going to break my -parents'- bank (like the 8800 ultra:freak

Thanks

*EDIT* someone told me that it doesn't matter how good the hardware is if the motherboard is bad.
My motherboard is a MSI P35 Neo

Is that ok?
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OMG, the GFX card is horrible!!!!!! Get the 8800GT, or GTS or GTX (depends on budget). 8500series is rubbish with that q6600.
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I'd say the 8800GT, but that's if it's in your price range.
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Thanks everyone I kinda had to go out and buy it just then and seeing as I didn't have any reccommendations I told him I wanted an upgrade and got the 8800 GTS

Good to know it's going to be okay :laughing:
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8800GTS 320mb for $280? You could have gotten the 8800GT for quite a cheaper price. Well it's your choice.
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8800GTS 320mb for $280? You could have gotten the 8800GT for quite a cheaper price. Well it's your choice.
Your gonna make him go out and upgrade again. Haha
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