Ordered new comp. need vid card advice - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 01-20-2006, 03:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 1
Default Ordered new comp. need vid card advice

Hi, this is my first post here, but I have done a lot of reading here. I just ordered an Hp d4100e. Only things I want to change are the video card, add more ram and maybe the sound card depending on how it sounds. I need some reccomendations for a video card around $150. The 6600gt seems to be popular for this price range, but i'd like to see some more options. This pc uses the Radeon Xpress 200P chipset. Here are the specs.


- HP Pavilion d4100e Customizable DT
- Microsoft(R) Windows(R) XP Media Center Edition
- AMD Athlon(TM) 64 X2 3800+ dual-core - 2.0GHz
- 512MB DDR-400MHz dual channel SDRAM (2x256)
- 160GB 7200 rpm SATA Hard Drive
- LightScribe Double Layer 16X max. DVD+/-R/RW drive
- 16X max. DVD-ROM
- 9-in-1 memory card reader, 2 USB 2.0, 1 IEEE 1394
- 3.5 in. 1.44MB Floppy Drive
- 56K bps data & fax modem
- None
- NVIDIA GeForce 6200se
- Integrated 5.1 Capable Sound w/ front audio ports
- HP Keyboard, HP Scroller Mouse
- Microsoft(R) Works 8.0/Money 2006/MSN Encarta Plus
- HP vs19c 19 inch LCD Monitor
__________________

chavist93 is offline  
Old 01-20-2006, 03:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 3,453
Send a message via AIM to FghtinIrshNvrDi Send a message via Yahoo to FghtinIrshNvrDi
Default

eVGA 6800 PCIe x16
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130263

More powerful than the 6600GT and only 154 after rebate. Otherwise, it's like 170.

I should also recommend this PNY card. It has much faster memory.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814133155

And if you're feeling wealthy, for 184 bucks, you can get the MSI 6800GS.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130267

Ryan
__________________

__________________

<b>I'm an unhyphenated American.</b>
System Specs:
Intel Q6600 @ 3200 1.4v
Abit IP35 Pro "The Snake"
2x2gb A-Data @ 800
Diamond HD 3870 512mb


Great FORD TRUCK resource: http://www.fordtruckfanatics.com
FghtinIrshNvrDi is offline  
Old 01-20-2006, 06:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
aaronkupen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 1,848
Send a message via AIM to aaronkupen Send a message via Yahoo to aaronkupen
Default

I would get the 6800gs if I were you, since you really want to upgrade you might as well upgrade to somethign that will last awhile for a minimal price increase.
__________________
Desktop - Antec Sonata III
Intel Core i3 540
4 GB DDR3-1600 memory
ATI Radeon HD 5670
Windows Vista Business x64
aaronkupen is offline  
Old 01-23-2006, 09:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 4
Default

If I were you, I would most definitely consider this brand new NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GS. At first glance it looks pretty cool!
Tecumseh is offline  
Old 01-23-2006, 09:15 PM   #5 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 81
Default

yea, except it performs less than the 6600gt.
Ezekiel is offline  
Old 01-23-2006, 09:28 PM   #6 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Ridlyn's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 1,920
Default

eVGA 6800GS, with that rebate it's a steal right now, do it. Later on, buy another 512mb stick of ram.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sylus View Post
Could have been worse, you could have been raped by a clown.
Ridlyn is offline  
Old 01-23-2006, 09:37 PM   #7 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 4
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Ezekiel
yea, except it performs less than the 6600gt.

Looks pretty close to me: Link
__________________

Tecumseh is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:08 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.