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Old 10-04-2006, 01:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Suggestions for gfx card and ram.

So I am looking to upgrade my brother's computer for him, he mainly does gaming and homework on his comp.

His comp specs:
- AMD Athlon 2400+ processor (2.0ghz)
- 512 RAM (one stick)
- nVidia geforce fx 5600 128mb

I want to upgrade to a more recent nVidia card, preferrably a 6600 or 6800. I also want to add one stick of 512 ram, probably Kingston or Corsair.

Here is his mobo and ram info:
- biostar group
- KM400-8237
- VIA chipset
- his mobo supports up to 8x

- ram speed: pc2100
- ram type: DDR

Haven't found out the power supply wattage yet, I am guessing it is between 300 watts and 400 watts.

He plays cod 2, css, and WoW, with no problems.

His computer case is pretty small, I don't want the card to get too hot in there. I also want to make sure it will fit in there.

This is his case:
http://images.tigerdirect.com/SKUima...a1-KD-main.jpg

Once again, he doesn't play too many graphically demanding games, mainly WoW, css, cod 2 and some rts games.

Thanks for your guys help.
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Old 10-04-2006, 01:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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This tool: http://www.crucial.com/systemscanner/ is pretty good at telling what RAM and video card works for your computer, what is recommended, and they sell the products as well.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127219

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145113
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Thanks for the responses.

I like the suggestion for the graphics card, but what power supply would be needed for that card?
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My bro's psu is 300W, would that card be ok?
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so now i am thinking of getting this card, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150157

or this one

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814141026

Please respond soon, I want to order the parts this weekend.
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