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Old 07-21-2004, 11:05 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Oh ya, I will be buying my vid card. I buy everything my dad doesnt help with anything. I wouldnt even have a comp. if my grand father didnt get it for school. I just cant tell him about the window i put in. He would FREAK!
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ok, goodluck then, go for ATi 9600 (optimum performance and price)
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Old 07-21-2004, 11:12 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Ya goodluck 4-D, and how bout that I think the ATi 9600 would also be a good choice! I would go for the xt though, or if it's to much money go for the pro.
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well, as you are paying yourself, so i'll recommend 9600 GPU, else from my side, go buy X800 XT Platinum
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wow this was interesting Anywho both parties are correct on each of there perspectives... You can run an 8x AGP video card on a 4x slot with no problems, but as mentioned it will only run at 4x. As mentioned I would by the card now and upgrade the other items in the future or as money becomes available.
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Old 07-22-2004, 06:54 AM   #16 (permalink)
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i am sure and can bet on it..
u can run an agp 8x card on a 4x slot..
but u wont be gettng the full performance from the card because of the higher throughput of the 8x standard..
as for the card,i agree with blindarrow
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Old 07-22-2004, 04:48 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Would that be the ati 9600 "se" or is there something else?
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Old 07-22-2004, 04:57 PM   #18 (permalink)
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well i answered my own question. There is a 9600 xt but which one is better? there is a big price difference. Im just looking for a All around good multimeida card. i dont play much games and i alreadt have a tuner.
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Old 07-22-2004, 05:02 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Does this card sound any good? http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...161-103&depa=1
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i wouldnt go any lower than the 9600
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