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Old 12-02-2007, 09:59 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Correct, $120 USD.
it might be a bit much... Compiz alone will be far from maxing out that card.
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Old 12-02-2007, 10:00 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I think i will dual boot with linux and XP so i guess i might play some games... what games could i play with that? Counter Strike?

Also my budget is around 400-500. I could go near 600, but i REALLY REALLY do not want to.

What kind of RAM does this baby take?
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That card would probably play any game out today. The newest games, like Crysis, wouldn't play on max settings... but I think Counter Strike would be more than fine.

... and was your budget in USD?
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if its too powerful, get the x1950gt, i think? not sure
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if its too powerful, get the x1950gt, i think? not sure
My only worry with an ATI card is that when I was getting help with Linux on the forums... everyone said nVidia was the way to go because they had much better Linux drivers.
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Old 12-02-2007, 10:13 PM   #16 (permalink)
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okay thanks... yesi ts 400-500 USD. Now what do i use for RAM?

Also, i dont think i need all that graphics card power or whatever. I probably will end up not playing any games/many games.
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okay thanks... yesi ts 400-500 USD. Now what do i use for RAM?

Also, i dont think i need all that graphics card power or whatever. I probably will end up not playing any games/many games.
If you're okay with mail-in-rebates, these are the best:
Newegg.com - Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

If you'd rather just get ones that are cheap with no mail-in-rebate, these are decent:
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
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And what if i want to dumb down my graphics card? I doubt i will be doing any hard core gaming, if any gaming at all! Probably just games on websites (flash games ect...).

Also thank you sooo much!!!
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Maybe try this? Or do you still think it's too pricey?

Newegg.com - XFX PVT73GUGF3 GeForce 7600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

Seems like a decent deal if you count the $20 mail-in-rebate.
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Old 12-02-2007, 10:45 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Its perfect actually. I might tone a few things down to try to save an extra few bucks. THANKS SO MUCH!!!

You wouldnt happen to know any promo codes?
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