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Old 01-27-2007, 02:53 PM   #11 (permalink)
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i say go pci-e mobo.... agp is only gettting older.... and more expensive... the 7950 should be great.. it should handle WoW for ya.....
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Old 01-27-2007, 08:13 PM   #12 (permalink)
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great thats awesome but is it too much for my PSU? 400W? If it is does anyone know one that is cheap. Say a 500w or so.

Heres the Video cards System Requirements:

Minimum of a 400 Watt power supply.
(Minimum recommended power supply with +12 Volt current rating of 18 Amps.)
Minimum 500 Watt for SLI mode system.
(Minimum recommended power supply with +12 Volt current rating of 28 Amps.)
An available 6 pin PCI-E power connector (hard drive power dongle to PCI-E 6 pin adapter included with card)


Edit: The PSU has to be under 72$ ><

I found 2 PSU's i think they meet what I need. What do you guys think?

Rosewill 500w - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182017 $64.99

Antec 500w - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103937 $69.99

Rosewill 600w - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182032 $64.99
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the 600 should be golden... and it looks good tooo... idk bc ive neverused it but from reviews looks decent
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why are they the same price though?
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Old 01-28-2007, 03:21 AM   #15 (permalink)
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If all you want to do is play WoW at max than a 7950 is overkill. IIRC a old 9800pro is suppose to be able to max that game.
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WoW, CS, Unreal Tournament, and Battlefield series.

Is a 9800pro better then a 7600GT?
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Old 01-28-2007, 11:21 AM   #17 (permalink)
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no, 7600 GT is much better than 9800 Pro


anyway, I'd suggest this 7950 GT 512MB:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16814150199R

costs $229.99, and it'll be way better than any AGP card you might get.

You can also voltmod the 7950 GT's, and overclock them a lot.
unlike the 7900 GT's, the 512MB version has the same PCB as the 256MB version.
http://www.techist.com/showthread.ph...hreadid=116776


I have a Chimei 221D, and a Leadtek 7950 GT. It was definitely worth it.
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Is it wise to get an open box one?

And what do you think of the eVGA one for 260?


Edit: I cant get the monitor and the Graphics card b/c my mother baord doesnt have a PCI express slot. Do you think I should get a 7950GT and stay at 1GB of ram? or should I get a 7600GT for 120 dollars less and it has a 50$ mail in rebate which comes out to be 89.99 and then get another 1 GB of ram putting me to 2 GB?
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Is it wise to get an open box one?

And what do you think of the rVGA one for 260?
if you're that worried, there is the Leadtek one for $245.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814122013

I personally didn't get a warranty on my card though. And I have voltmodded it and overclocked it a lot.

*edit*

I'd recommend you go for PCI-E first of all. the monitor is less important.

However you might want to get a 22" sometime later on.


I was running on an AGP 6200 one time. I upgraded my motherboard to one with PCI-E, and got a 7900 GT (though that one died when I put it into a friend's PC)
I've got the same CPU though: a Sempron 2800+. Using the new motherboard, I have since got it to 2240MHZ (stock 1600MHZ)
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yes of course. But you think a 7600GT and another GB of ram is better then a 7950GT?

I plan on playing Battlefield, WoW, CS, and Unreal Tournament Series like 2142
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