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Old 03-24-2005, 11:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What do you look for when buying a Video card and a motherboard. Besides Price.
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Old 03-24-2005, 11:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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benchmarks, manufacturer
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Same here.
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reviews and its number of problems users have been getting and popularity (the more popular, the better [generally])
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benchmarks, manufacturer and overclockability
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User reviews, coparison to a similar card.
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kool but like things you can view while looking at newegg I know Pipelines are a big view to look at and the Ram amount any others and I don't know anything about motherboards so if you can teach me that would be great
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For video cards I look at benchmarks, and for a mobo I look at popularity, reviews, expandability, and overall features. For instance you would want a mobo with SATA for future expandability cause thats the way hard drives and optical drives are going.
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eg: BFG GeForce™ 6800 GT OC
>> PCI Express™
>> Memory 256MB GDDR3 <---------- 256 is plenty 128 is even ok
>> Core Clock 370MHz (vs. 350MHz standard) <--------- core speed impostant
>> Memory Clock 1000MHz (effective) <------ important
>> RAMDAC Dual 400MHz <--- important
>> Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0 and lower, OpenGL 1.5 and lower for
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