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Old 11-30-2008, 11:07 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I was look at the NVIDIA Video Cards and I found this one:

Newegg.com - ZOTAC ZT-73TEG4P-FSL GeForce 7300GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

which has pretty similar specs to the one that I was going to get:

Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100236L Radeon HD 3650 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Would you recommend the NVIDIA video card over the SAPHIRE video card?

Should I still look for a different video card?
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Old 11-30-2008, 11:35 PM   #22 (permalink)
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the ATI card is by far the better pick of those two.
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Old 11-30-2008, 11:43 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I'm so confused lol :laughing:

Lots of people are telling me that the SAPHIRE video card isn't very good and I should go with NAVIDIA.

Here are some other cards that I was looking at:

Newegg.com - JATON Video-PX8400GS_LX GeForce 8400 GS 256MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Low Profile Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

People have said a lot of good things about this one:

Newegg.com - MSI N8400GS-TD256 GeForce 8400 GS 256MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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maybe if you are talking about a core 216 gtx 260 vs an HD4850...but between those two cards you have listed the ATI is a better choice because:
a) its newer
b) its more powerful

put it this way, i put a 7300 in my moms office computer.
how much do you have to spend and we will suggest some cards for you...?
or the one that hussein listed on the first page of your thread is a good one. if that is too expensive, the 3650 you have will be a basic starter card, and it will perform better than a 7300gt.
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Old 12-01-2008, 12:35 AM   #25 (permalink)
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if that is too expensive, the 3650 you have will be a basic starter card, and it will perform better than a 7300gt.
Sorry but what 3650?

What are you referring to when you say 3650? Are you referring to the model or what?

It's easy to tell I'm a noob at this.

The most I want to spend on a video card is around $40 since I'm trying to get the over all price down to $650. I will eventually get a better video card though.
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yes i mean the sapphire 3650 that you linked at the top of this page. no0b. lol jk man.
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Old 12-01-2008, 12:32 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Lol...I am a noob :laughing:

What about this video card instead of the 3650?

Newegg.com - BFG Tech BFGE86256GTSOCE GeForce 8600 GTS 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

If not will you guys recommend a video card that is under $45 that could get me by until I get more money?

I'm going to save my money up for this one:

Newegg.com - MSI R4670-2D512 Radeon HD 4670 512MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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If you can afford the 4670 go for that or the 9600 GSO 192 Bit 384MB GDDR3. For the price though, the 8600 GTS is not a bad deal.
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Old 12-01-2008, 01:04 PM   #29 (permalink)
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I am going to get this one then:

Newegg.com - BFG Tech BFGE86256GTSOCE GeForce 8600 GTS 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

How do I know if the video card is compatible with my motherboard?
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it is. you can tell because it is a PCIE x16, which your mobo supports.
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