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Old 05-06-2007, 04:04 PM   #11 (permalink)
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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?

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


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The 6600GT is the better deal there IMO. The 6600GT and 7600GS are very close.....i would jsut get the cheaper one.
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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.

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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.

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