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Old 09-06-2008, 09:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i currently have a about 2 or 3 yr old xps 400 i haven't upgraded this baby yet and now i have money to spend on a graphics card and a sound card my budget is about 100-200 dollars for graphics card and about 100 dollars or so for a sound card i have a dx051 MB (i think thats what it is) 2 gb ram a dual core 2.4(ish) 800 fsb 6mb ls cache(i think) what would you guys suggest for the video card i currently only play wow on my computer but i want to start playing more fps games on my comp instead of my 360 so i need a good card and hopefully one that wont need to be upgraded soon as for my sound i currently only have integrated sound so i want to get a decent card but sound isnt as important to me as the video card plz help ty in advance.
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Old 09-06-2008, 09:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sound Card: Newegg.com - Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Card - Sound Cards

Video Card: Newegg.com - ASUS EAH4850/HTDI/512M Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards if your motherboard can handle it.
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thats the problem i am not to savy with stuff like that do u know if my motherboard would be able to handle the 4850? http://support.dell.com/support/edoc...m/WD741A03.pdf this is a link to my owners manual that is actually the one i was looking at but i was not sure about wether it would be compatible

ps imma also looking to get a new gaming headset anyone have a good suggestion for a $50 or less good quality headset?
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After looking at the picture inside that link you gave us, the 4850 will be compatible in your computer, it says it has a pci x16 slot in it.
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ok ty very much for your help i thought it would be but as i said imma pretty much a noob at building my own comp and dont know to much of the tech specs also still looking for headsets ive found some good ones but not sure i am rly looking for something that would take advantage of the sound card that imma get which is prob gonna be the one suggested above if you have any suggestions on a good headset let me know

also what would be the lowest watt power supply i need for the sound and graphics card suggested?
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sound card doesn't require much, but the graphics card should be a 550 (if its a GOOD brand)-600, the corsair 650 is a top of the line quality.
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ty and i found a headset that i like so i am now good to go ty all very much for your help and just incase u were curious here is a link for the headset Newegg.com - TekNmotion TM-PSX100A 3.5mm/ USB Circumaural Pulsewave / Pulsar SX PC Gaming Headphone
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lol ok sry one more question you probably saw this coming but which power supply is better and what r the differences between the three i am about to list also if you have a better suggestion that would work for what i am getting but would hopefully cost no more than 100 dollars plz let me know
Newegg.com - Antec True Power Trio TP3-550 550W ATX12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply with Three 12V Rails - Power Supplies


Newegg.com - Antec NeoPower 550 550W ATX12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies



Newegg.com - Antec BP550 Plus 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies
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Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies
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i was kind of hoping to find something a tad bit cheaper i only have 150 left in my budget and i need to get a better gaming mouse but if thats the cheapest best thing u can fing then it will have to do
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