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Old 07-12-2006, 08:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Mum has asked me 2 get her a new video card for her computer so my brother can play a game called "Battle for Middle Earth 2". This game requires a card better than a "Geforce3 (64mb)" except a few non supported cards lik the current one we own, Geforece 4 mx440. To see full details on the games system requirements and supported cards go here.
http://www.ea.com/official/lordofthe...s/features.jsp

The computers motherboard is an "ECS P4VXAD". See specs here.
http://www.ecsusa.com/aboutUs/r_p4vxad.html

So could u guys help me select a new grahpics card as i dont trust myself to spend mums money when i dont fully understand if i can put pci cards into the pci expansion slots and what video card interfaces i can get.

I was thinking of maybe a Geforce 6600 256mb (pci or agp?) or FX 5500.

If possible use this site when reccomending a card as im in New Zealand and Newegg dont ship here.
www.pricespy.co.nz

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That is comptaible with the mobo? Wat about the same one except 256 instead on 512 a lot cheaper. That a bad idea?
Btw thx for rplying.
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Ok i actually want a something from the 6800 series so it can play Oblivion resonably well unless the 6600 is ok for running Oblvion.
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what is your budget for this card?


what are the specs of the rest of your comp?
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Well mum is paying so i think she i willing to pay for a 6800 one of the cheaper ones. Its hard cos im in NZ and we have different currencies.

-2.4ghz cpu
-512 ram
-Geforce 4 Mx440
-ECS P4VXAD Mobo

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get one of these cards.. w/e you can afford..

http://www.pricespy.co.nz/pno_5041.html

http://www.pricespy.co.nz/pno_7711.html

http://www.pricespy.co.nz/pno_7794.html
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6800 GS is pretty sweet it works well and not to expensive
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KK thx a lot for the help guys probably go for eithet the 6600 or 6800, got a feeling mum will 7800 is too much just to play games.
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you said you're going to play oblivion, you know that game a pretty demanding game, 6600 series wouldn't do crap and at least you need 6800 and if you have money you can get the 7800gs of the x800xt pe
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