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Old 07-05-2006, 01:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Ordering new graphics card soon!

I'm about to order this card:

http://www.cancomputer.com/index.php?sku=4674

It is just to play medium requirement games (Steam games)

It is just to hold me until DX10 and the NVidia 8 series comes out.

What is the minimum wattage for a PSU for this card (I read somewhere it was 250W - I have a 300W PSU)

Is it an okay card for those types of games?

This will be replacing my integrated P.O.S.

Well?

EDIT: And for those who want to know, it will cost about 74.17 American.
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Old 07-05-2006, 02:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It will beat your intergrated video, but it ain't gonna blow the roof off. It ought to play Steam's games, but not on high settings.
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http://www.cancomputer.com/index.php?sku=3681

i don't recommend lower than this..

its about CAD$40 over your budget..


best value card i've seen is this; but its out of stock..
http://www.canadacomputers.com/index...76&cid=999.243
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But remember, this is for mid-range games, and i'll be getting an 8 series when they're out.

My friend has an NVidia 7300LE and it plays HL2 and CS:S On medium just fine.
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thats probably on 640X480 resolution
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Yesss. Another online Canadian retailer to add to my bookmarks.

EDIT: By the way, is a Nvidia 6800XT a good card?
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EDIT: Whoops, wrong thread.
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Ok, I have gotten a 450W PSU from a friend for free, and I am now looking at this card: http://search.ncix.com/displayproduc...cture=Gigabyte

Good enough?
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Quote:
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...and i'll be getting an 8 series when they're out. ...
yeah same.
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the 6600gt is good, but it seems too high priced to me.. for a few more $ it seems you can get a 7600gt...


edit:

here's a well priced card... $138.98 ; its cheaper and better than the 6600gt

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...7&promoid=1048
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