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Old 12-29-2009, 04:17 PM   #11 (permalink)
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@Trotter - I think my motherboard only has a PCI Express X16 slot. I don't know exactly what that means, but I found one of these two options suit better for my PC. Your toughts?

Newegg.com - MSI N94GT-MD512 GeForce 9400 GT 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Newegg.com - ZOTAC ZT-95TEH3P-HSL GeForce 9500 GT 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

@aliasaid - That's perfect! Thanks for the suggestion!
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Old 12-29-2009, 05:07 PM   #12 (permalink)
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The 9500 GT requires a 350W PSU.

The Sparkle 9400 GT has a lifetime warranty, while the MSI only has a three year (and it costs $4 more, to boot). Oh, and the Sparkle is completely silent as it is passively cooled.
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@Trotter - What I was trying to say is that the video card you posted is PCI Express X16 2.0 and the one I posted is PCI Express X16, which is what the motherboard my computer has. Will the one you posted still work with my computer?
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Congrats on the new computer, that's a darn generous present. Yes a PCI-e 2.0 card will work in a PCI-e 1 slot no problem.
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Old 12-29-2009, 06:12 PM   #15 (permalink)
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@kmote - Thanks alot dude! And thanks for the clarification!
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Congrats on your new computer...great gift indeed.

No need to upgrade your ram....you get that video card and you will be good to go.....enjoy.
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nice gift...pretty darn good for the rpice....the monitor and gpu will complete it...enjoy
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@Whirlwind and Luke - Thanks indeed it was a big surprise and I am happy!
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Hello,

After getting all the suggestions, I decided to go to the local CompUSA and went and saw this monitor on sale for $145.99 + Tax.

Newegg.com - HYUNDAI X224W Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1 Built-in Speakers - LCD Monitors

What do you all think about my new monitor?
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Looks good to me.
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