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Old 01-11-2005, 10:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default First time building - does this mobo have video card built in?

I want to know if this motherboard has a built-in video card for my monitor. (ie. I will not need a video card).

ASUS "K8N" NVIDIA nForce3 Chipset Motherboard For AMD Socket 754 CPU -RETAIL

Specifications:
Supported CPU: AMD Athlon 64 / Sempron Processor
Chipset: NVIDIA nForce3 250
FSB: 800 MHz
RAM: 3x DIMM Supports DDR266/333/400 Max 3GB
Slots: 1x AGP 8X/4X, 5x PCI
Ports: 2x PS/2, 1x COM, 1x LPT, 8x USB2.0(Rear 4), 1xRJ45, Audio Ports
IDE: 2x ATA 133 up to 4 Devices
Onboard SATA/RAID: 2x SATA RAID with 0, 1, 0+1, JBOD
Onboard Audio: Realtek ALC850(8-Ch)
Onboard LAN: Built-in MAC with external PHY 10/100 Mbps Ethernet
Form Factor: ATX

- If I need a video-card, got any suggestions?

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Old 01-11-2005, 10:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't think it does, but even if it did, I would suggest you look to a AGP or PCIe card, most onboard video cards suck, and they steal your memory as well. If you have a 64mb intergrated graphics card and 512mb memory, that 512mb becomes 446mb.

What do you want to do with PC in terms of graphics?
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Old 01-11-2005, 10:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah your gonna need a video card.

Depending on your budget it should go something like this.

High Budget - Radeon x800xt, Nvidia 6800gt = $400-500
Mid Budget - Radeon 9800xt, Nvidia 6600gt = $200-300
Low Budget - Radeon 9600xt = $100+
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Old 01-11-2005, 10:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Basically, I'm not gaming. Just need something to connect my monitor (view dvds, edit video maybe). TV Tuner would be nice...
but nothing fancy. would you guys still recommend video card?
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I'd recommend the 9600 Pro for your needs, it's a nice little card that still performs pretty well, but it pretty cheap. For a bit more money you can get a 9600xt all in wonder, which will have better performace, plus TV Tuner and a whack of other accesories/features.
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Old 01-11-2005, 10:49 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Heres the 9600xt for just a little bit more than a 100 bucks

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...64-008R&depa=0
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When you say Radeon - is that the manufacturer or is it a type of card? Because there seems to be ATI Radeon, Saphire ATI Radeon, Asus ATI Radeon, etc.... Which brand should I go with?
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They are all the same card basically, they are just manufactered by different companies. ATi is probably the best, but saphire and Asus will be cheapers and should perform about the same.
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Radeon is the type of card. The names in front of Radeon are the different companies that make variations of that particular card.

Most brands are safe to go with. I would go with a Sapphire, idk why though.
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Old 01-11-2005, 11:29 PM   #10 (permalink)
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One last question:

Will the following video card be compatible with the motherboard (listed below):

Rosewill ATI RADEON 9600XT Video Card, 128MB DDR, 128-Bit, DVI/TV-Out, 8X AGP, Model "RW96XT-128D" -RETAIL

Specifications:
Chipset/Core Speed: ATI RADEON 9600XT/500MHz
Memory/Effective Speed: 128MB DDR/600MHz
BUS: AGP 4X/8X
Ports: VGA Out(15 Pin D-Sub) + TV-Out (S-Video) + DVI
Support 3D API: DirectX 9, OpenGL 1.5
Max Resolution@32bit Color: 2048X1536@60Hz
Cable/Accessories: DVI to VGA adaptor, S-Video cable, Driver CD, Manual
Retail Box (See pics for details)


ASUS "K8N" NVIDIA nForce3 Chipset Motherboard For AMD Socket 754 CPU -RETAIL

Specifications:
Supported CPU: AMD Athlon 64 / Sempron Processor
Chipset: NVIDIA nForce3 250
FSB: 800 MHz
RAM: 3x DIMM Supports DDR266/333/400 Max 3GB
Slots: 1x AGP 8X/4X, 5x PCI
Ports: 2x PS/2, 1x COM, 1x LPT, 8x USB2.0(Rear 4), 1xRJ45, Audio Ports
IDE: 2x ATA 133 up to 4 Devices
Onboard SATA/RAID: 2x SATA RAID with 0, 1, 0+1, JBOD
Onboard Audio: Realtek ALC850(8-Ch)
Onboard LAN: Built-in MAC with external PHY 10/100 Mbps Ethernet
Form Factor: ATX
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