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xnexesx

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Hi Im new here, but i need some opinions. Building a new system for my house and am having a little trouble deciding on the components.

I have a case, keyboard, monitor, and mouse from my old comp.
Just purchased some of the parts and i need help deciding on a graphics card. Im gonna be using teh comp for internet photo stuff and of course a little gaming dont plan on doing to much with oc'ing.

Heres what i have or plan on getting:

Case:
Ultra Wizard Mini-tower gaming case w/green uv window

Motherboard:
ASUS A8V deluxe

Processor:
AMD Athlon 64 3200+ winchester chipset

RAM
Geil value 1GB(2x512) 184 pin sdram ddr400 pc3200 model gb1gb3200bdc

HDD:
Something 200gig

Graphic card:
????

This is where i run into a problem I have been out of touch with with the tech world that i cant decide on a video card. I want something thats compatible with the mobo and can output to tv. But i dont wann break the bank either

Help will not go unthanked.
 

WiZ

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Honestly, i would go with an ATI graphics card.

x16 ATI RadeonTM X850 XT Platinum Edition graphics card.

I have always had ATI. Never had any problems.
 

turtile

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Next week the Nvidia 7800GTX is coming out. So I would wait and see if ATI comes out with new cards or if they decide to lower the prices on the older generation.
 

MeTsU

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Like turtile mentioned, the 7xxx series is coming out next week. I'd hang in there to see if prices drop - which they should. Also, depending on who you favour, in my case, ATi, maybe wait and see what the final CrossFire results are going to be. I know they havgin yield problems at the moment, which is slowing everything down.

At the end of the day, it's your choice. :D
 

Hacp

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The 7xxx will def break the bank. Get 6600GT. Awesome card for its price and won't break the bank.
Edit: Yes wait 2 weeks. Prices will def drop. Maybe then you can get 6800GT. Or maybe, ATI will respond to the price drops and lower its x800.
 

xnexesx

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thanks for the advice everyone. Definitly will wait acouple weeks on that see if prices drop(have to wait till next payday anyway). is there a very noticible difference between the 6600gt and the 6800gt?
 

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It depends. On high end games on the highest settings, there is a big difference between the 6800Gt and the 6600Gt. But on mid range settings, there isn't that much of a difference. Just depends on how graphic intensive the games you want to play are.
 

xnexesx

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Well i decided to go with the 6600gt. But now need some advice on a good psu. I want something that supplies about 480-500w and doesnt make a lot of noise any suggestions. also im gonna be using 1 hdd, 2 dvd drives and possibly some case lighting and maybe an extra fan or 2.
 

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I'm not too familiar with psus, but I have an antec 400 watts and it runs fine. Its quiet too. I don't own a ocz psu or any other company's psu, so I can't vouch for them.
 
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