Upgrading Questions - Page 2 - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > System Upgrades
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-06-2007, 03:04 PM   #11 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 8
Default Re: Upgrading Questions

Would a 6600GT for $40 be a good idea for me? I know it's not great, but I only plan on doing some basic 3D modeling, so I don't know how great of a card I need. What about a 7600GS for $65? Is that a better deal?

ScaryManInThePark is offline  
Old 05-06-2007, 06:52 PM   #12 (permalink)
Member (again)
macdude425's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Raul's Wild Kingdom...How 'bout that, huh?
Posts: 4,202
Send a message via AIM to macdude425 Send a message via Yahoo to macdude425
Default Re: Upgrading Questions

The 7600GS is definatly (sic) the better deal.


Debian Support Forums!
macdude425 is offline  
Old 05-06-2007, 07:03 PM   #13 (permalink)
Renowned Budgeting Master
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Uniontown, PA
Posts: 4,153
Send a message via AIM to Sora
Default Re: Upgrading Questions

The 6600GT is the better deal there IMO. The 6600GT and 7600GS are very close.....i would jsut get the cheaper one.
E6300 w/ Arctic Freezer Pro 7 @ 3.6ghz 1.4Vcore
Antec 900 Case
EVGA 750i FTW Mobo
4x1GB of G.skill DDR2-800
2 8800GT in SLI
22" Samsung Syncmaster
1 250GB WD and 1 Seagate 7200.10 in RAID 0
Corsair 520HX 3DMark06 Score: 13900
Sora is offline  
Old 05-07-2007, 04:30 AM   #14 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Michigan
Posts: 28
Send a message via AIM to bleeckkk
Default Re: Upgrading Questions

[-Message deleted-]
bleeckkk is offline  
Old 05-07-2007, 07:00 AM   #15 (permalink)
Grandfather of Techist

Trotter's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: The South
Posts: 30,952
Default Re: Upgrading Questions

If you don't plan on doing any heavy gaming, the 6100 chipset will handle what you need. A frien at work has the 6100 and can play Civ4 with it, along with various shooters.

Antec 300 Illusion / Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W / EVGA GTX 760 2GB
AMD FX 8320 x8 Black Edition / Gelid Tranquillo / MSI 970A-G43
Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB / Samsung 840 120GB / WD Black 750GB / WD Green 1TB / WD Red 3TB
G.SKILL Ripjaws 2x2GB DDR3 1600 - Crucial Ballistix Tracer 2x2GB DDR3 1600
Win7 Ult 64-bit - Func MS3 Mouse - CM Storm QuickFire Rapid Mech Keyboard

R.I.P. Danny L. Trotter ... 14 Nov 1945 - 4 Sept 2009
Trotter is offline  
Old 05-07-2007, 05:29 PM   #16 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 8
Default Re: Upgrading Questions

I wish I waited, I didn't want the deals to end (there was a case that after the rebate was free)... I selected the 7600GS.

My parents agreed to pay part of the cost (half of what I paid, $135), and I pretty much utilized all of it. I got a 3800+ 2.4GHZ AM2 (I have stock cooling, but I should be able to overclock a little right), 7600GS, and 1GB of DDR667 RAM. Pretty nice huh? I got a combo deal with the hard drive and PSU and got $35 off from it. All for just a little over $400 after shipping.

I don't plan on doing any heavy gaming like FPSs or anything, infact I don't plan on any gaming at all, though if I was to play a game, Civ4 and Europa Universalis 3 (which I believe is even less graphically intensive) would be it. I have and played both Europa Universalis 2 and Civ3 on my current computer, but now I can upgrade my games too I guess, though I don't know how to run them on Linux. But really the video card was for 3D modeling, I didn't know to the extent which a video card would help.

ScaryManInThePark is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
upgrading to conroe.. have a few questions lazer_viking New Systems | Building and Buying 23 05-05-2007 06:39 AM
Upgrading parts Silverlord New Systems | Building and Buying 2 05-02-2007 07:45 PM
Could someone answer these questions... tech_to_be Technology Careers and Education 2 04-24-2007 03:00 PM
Question for Upgrading XPS 400 Medium Lammy New Systems | Building and Buying 14 04-14-2007 12:43 AM
Upgrading Computer. alex12345 New Systems | Building and Buying 2 03-28-2007 02:34 PM

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:49 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.