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Old 06-26-2006, 01:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i just bought a new computer, specs are:

athlon 3200 (socket 939)
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i am planning on putting a pci-e video card in it soon, but im not sure what to pick. ive been looking @ tigerdirect and newegg's **** and found a few 512mb gddr3 cards for under $200. seems like pretty awesome deal. if anyone has any suggestions for about a $200 budget, that would be great. im not really sure what im lookin at in terms of specs when i compare them.
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Memory isn't everything.

Bah.. Newegg isn't loading for me right now..
I'll try on my other computer later.
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thanks, let me know what you find

on newegg i was looking at the open box ones, in the clearance setion i think
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Here's some of the main things you want to look for in a videocard.
-Core clock speed
-Memory clock speed
-# of Pixel pipelins
-what kind of memory i.e.: GDDR2, GDDR3, DDR
-Memory interface i.e.: 256 bit,128 bit, 64 bit.
-Amount of memory i.e. 128mb, 256mb, 512mb

basically that's it.
Also the GPU, like the name of the card. For exapmle a 6600gt, ar a 7800gt.
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What is the gpu of that card you saw for $200. Whats it called?
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i think it was the ati x800xl
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lol.... might as well get a 7900GT
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get a 7600gt for that price lol. It woops the x800xl little hiney. If you cant go a little more the 7900gt is your best choice.
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I agree wiht the last two posters. 7600gt would own. Just becuase that x800 has 512mb memory doesn't mean its good.
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get a 7600gt for that price lol. It woops the x800xl little hiney. If you cant go a little more the 7900gt is your best choice.
i'd hold off on the 7900 series right now :|
considering the big ol' poop storm going on with them
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