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Old 12-26-2005, 12:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Is this a good power supply?

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Is this a good video card?
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Old 12-26-2005, 12:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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PSU looks good, but not so much the vid card.

May I ask why you are going with CC instead of, say, Newegg? Do you have a huge giftcard?
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Old 12-26-2005, 12:46 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I have a giftcard and their is one really close to me so i could get it soon instead of waiting for it to be shipped.

And why dont u like that video card. I dont want to spend too much money on it.
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The video card is way overpriced for what it offers. The X700 benchmarks lower than the 6600GT, which is about 150$ or less on newegg.com. I'd say use the rest of the gift card on a really nice mouse and keyboard, maybe some x-530 logitech speakers or something.
I'd get the powersupply you mentioned, and this:
Keyboard
http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Saite...oductDetail.do
Mouse
http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Logit...oductDetail.do
or
http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Logit...oductDetail.do
Speakers -
http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Logit...oductDetail.do
or
http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Creat...oductDetail.do
and maybe a sound card
http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Creat...oductDetail.do
or
http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Creat...oductDetail.do

but that's just me.
Or if you only want to get a graphics card and powersupply, maybe get the psu at circuitcity, but if you want a good graphics card that's worth it, definately shop at newegg or a different computer online store. The 6800GS and 6600GT are perfect alternatives which are just above and below your price range, both greatly exceeding the power of the x700.
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yeh i agree with PcMe with the video card being way overpriced.. definately go with a 6600gt or a 6800gs because its cheaper and you get more performance for the price you pay.
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Old 12-26-2005, 12:52 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I just recently got a new sound card and speakers and a mouse so i dont need those things. And is their a good graphics card on circuit city that any of you would recomend?
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is their a good graphics card on circuit city that any of you would recomend?
umm not really its all too overpriced i think some of these prices are the same as what we can get our stuff for here in australia. (it should be about 30% cheaper.)
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Price isn't really a huge issue. I just want to be able to play games like quake 3 and 4, wolfenstein, half life and other games like that. Don't you think that the ATI Radeon X700 would be able to play those? At the moment I have a nVidia GeForce FX5700LE 256MB video card and want something thats better.

Also the X700 is only 10$ more on circuit city than it is on newegg
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Old 12-27-2005, 12:41 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Hmm well if price isn't an issue get this:
http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/EVGA-...oductDetail.do
One of the best video cards out there.
Or yeah, if you REALLY need to buy from circuitcity and you don't want to spend 350$ for a 7800gt, get the x700pro. But I bet you'll be looking to upgrade not too soon after.
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