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Old 03-03-2008, 08:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 8600 gt 256mb okay for this monitor?

I'm a newbie at big/widescreen monitors. I want to get the acer 22 widescreen linked below. I have the 8600gt 256mb.

Will that be good for high resolution? Major game of choice wc3 and world of warcraft.


Newegg.com - Acer AL2216Wbd Black 22" 5ms DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor with HDCP support 300 cd/m2 700:1 - Retail
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Default Re: 8600 gt 256mb okay for this monitor?

A 22" resolution might be too big for that card to play games with. Well WoW isn't very demanding, so you might pull it off with medium settings, depending on the rest of the specs of your computer.

I'd say, get a 19" with a resolution of 1440 x 900. The 8600GT will have an easier time playing on that, than a 22".
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I have a 19' standard. ;( I want a bigger monitoooooooor.

I could just upgrade my video card. Since I was expecting a monitor to be like 400+ when its only 229. Should I go to an 8800?
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Definitely, if you're looking to play games on a bigger monitor. And which 8800 are you talking about, because there are a lot of models. But right off the bat, I would suggest the 8800GT 512. Theres an MSI 8800GT 512 at newegg for $216.99.

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Newegg.com - MSI NX8800GT 512M OC GeForce 8800GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

By the way, what are the rest of your specs?
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If yer playing world of warcraft you'll be fine. I played WoW with a 9500pro 256 and then a 1650pro 512 for the longest time at 1680x1050.
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OK, then I stand corrected, since veedub has had experience with that situation.
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Ya, wow doesnt require very much as far as graphical power unless you turn everything up to full.
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i would suggest buying a fx5200 and then rubbing it on your carpet, or better yet not using a monitor... That way you wont get addicted to WoW
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I'm not addicted to WoW. I play about 2 days a week. Gettnig married killed all my gaming.

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AMD x2 3800+, xp pro, 2gb memory(not sure speed), ASUS older MB that has pci-e and agp slots, 400w psu(think its crappy), 8600gt.


I don't mind buying that new video card anyways because I do play other games on occassion. But I would think I need a new psu. Can I get any PSU size? Just go grab a 500w or 450 if I get the new video card?
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If you pick up a new video card, go with an 8800GT thats pretty much the best all around card on the market right now for the money, and it only requires a 400w psu with 18A on the 12v rail. Oh did i mention i have one for sale
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