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Old 11-13-2006, 07:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi Guys,

I’ve moved this discussion from the “Which AMD CPU” thread below, because you have educated me into a Core 2 Intel instead….lol. As mentioned earlier, I have already bought the case, PSU, DVD, HDD etc, now for the major $tuff….:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115005

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128017

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231098

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102565

The video card is just to get by for a while until I decide on a final one….a friend’s daughter-in-law is a sales rep for Nvidia, and can prolly get me an employee deal on a good card but I have to decide which one (and first get my property tax paid….lol)…..

Any advice or comments appreciated before I pull the trigger!


Thanks,

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Old 11-13-2006, 08:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you plan on going with NVIDIA later, go with NVIDIA now. It'll save you the headache of having to clean out ATI's drivers later.

Look for a 6800 card or so, like this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814139169
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ya I would agree with trotter. Just to make life easeir when it comes time for a monster card.
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Another idea for a video card is get a motherboard with onboard video. Such as this one.

'Tis only $9 more than your current selection. It'll get you going in terms of gaming. Just don't expect to play Oblivion at max settings or anything

EDIT: Now that I look into it a little more, this onboard video will perform close to the X550.
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