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Old 10-16-2005, 08:04 PM   #1
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I was thinking about some upgrades for my computer and i was thinking about a good video card. i started another thread about that but now i need to knock the price down to under $200. Also i was thinking a good sound card. Also because i have a dell i cant exactly replace the fans with ones with LED's so i was thinking some like bendable NEON strips to place through out the case. Does anyone have any idea's for what i should get. ANd my computer specs are my SIG
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Old 10-16-2005, 09:58 PM   #2
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under $200? you can get a pretty descent card

do you have 2 pciE or 1?

if you have 1 then HIS IceQ 2 turbo Radeon x800gt 256mb GDDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161145

if you have 2 then eVGA defore 6800 256 mb ddr pciE
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130236
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Old 10-16-2005, 10:06 PM   #3
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lol it says pci - e in my sig, lol but do you have any ideas for a sound card?
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Old 10-16-2005, 11:04 PM   #4
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if i were u i would go with a new case. from wat i have seen the dells at my school run pretty hot and so does my freinds. so a case would help. but not sure ur mobo would fit with the case. or just get a killer graphics cards like agp xfx 6600gt 256mb. that card is sweet and right in the price range. thing is u will need a new psu.
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Old 10-16-2005, 11:50 PM   #5
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Sound card, get this bad boy:

Creative Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS GAMER Limited Edition 70SB035000013 8 (7.1) Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102171

For video card:

BFG Tech BFGR6600GTOCX Geforce 6600GT 128MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814143026

That is the OWNER of 6600GT's.
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Old 10-17-2005, 12:05 AM   #6
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Can his psu support the 6600gt?
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Old 10-17-2005, 12:28 AM   #7
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If he has 350watts or higher, it should be ok.
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im not sure what i have right now but when i get home ill use everest and find out. tho im not sure if it will work because windows is corrupted. maby i can pull it through task manager tho.
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Old 10-17-2005, 08:41 PM   #9
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Sound card, get this bad boy:

Creative Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS GAMER Limited Edition 70SB035000013 8 (7.1) Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102171

For video card:

BFG Tech BFGR6600GTOCX Geforce 6600GT 128MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814143026

That is the OWNER of 6600GT's.
thanks but damn....kinda hurts the wallet at 100+ plus for just a sounds card. do you think its worth its performance. and do you have any alternatives?
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Old 10-17-2005, 10:30 PM   #10
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The reason why I chose that sound card is because of the THX and DTS Dolby Digital support. You have to have good speakers too so it's going to get a little costly, but yeah there is a difference. Honestly, I love sound so I would recommend that one. THe Audigy 2 Value one is ok too.

Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Value SB0400 8 (7.1) Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102175

Good card for budget purposes.
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