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Old 05-30-2005, 03:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I'm going to get a new computer, but I'm not sure which video card to get.

I'm getting this motherboard:
(939pin Sckt)MSI RS480M2IL ATI Radeon Xpress200 Chipset SATA PCIE w/Video,LAN,USB2.0,IEEE-1394,&Audio

And I'm not sure which of these two video cards I should get. These are both around the same price and I don't want to pay much more.
NVIDIA Geforce 6600 GT 128MB 16X PCI EXPRESS VIDEO CARD-- Powered by Leadtek
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ATI RADEON X800 128MB 16X PCI EXPRESS VIDEO CARD

Thanks for any help
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Old 05-30-2005, 03:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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DEFINITELY the 6600GT

the X800 is a piece of crap and doesn't have PS3.0 and its performance is inferior to the 6600GT in everything except it's probably on-par or a little better in hl2/css
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Old 05-30-2005, 03:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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DO NOT GET THE RADEON X800!! Or any other Radeon X800/X850 card for that matter. they lack pixel shader model 3.0, which is vital for future games. Get the 6600 GT.

Also, i would recommend the DFI Lanparty nForce 4 Ultra-D motherboard over that MSI
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Ditto, the 6800GT is the same price and outpeforms the x800's in most area's

The x800's dont support shader model 3, which is a stunning visual affect in today's game's (so ATI = look like crap) and it will be required for next generation games
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6600GT, no question. If you get x800, you will be shot. Get eVGA, not LeadTek.
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What I dont understand, is that you are getting a motherboard with onboard graphics, only to get a vid card to add in.

Get the DFI board that was recommended earlier:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136152
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