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Old 07-29-2008, 12:24 PM   #11
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nvidia or ati?

whats your budget for a card?
most mid range cards will handle those games i reckon.
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Old 07-29-2008, 12:33 PM   #12
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Either would be fine, I have ATI in my laptop, and it looks pretty good.
Budget.. I dont want to go crazy. what would be a good budget? Under $100 would be nice, No more than $150
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Old 07-29-2008, 12:37 PM   #13
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Isn't the 8800GT available at the $150 mark? Get that.
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Old 07-29-2008, 12:44 PM   #14
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Might be playing games like, Need for Speed, GTA,Halo.
At 1280x1024, right? I actually think the 780G's HD 3200 would handle those just fine. AA might be a bit difficult but it's better than dropping another $150.
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Old 07-29-2008, 02:19 PM   #15
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yea, see if integrated would work for now, if not something like an 8800GS even would be a decent card for some mid-range gaming.

8800GS $109: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130332
8800GT $149: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130318
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Old 07-29-2008, 02:50 PM   #16
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I think the integrated will work till I get it up and running.
Should I go with XP or Vista? 32 or 64 bit?
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Old 07-29-2008, 04:17 PM   #17
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I would say when you do get a video card either get the 8800GT or if the price comes down by the time you buy one get the 8800GTS 512MB if it hits $150 price point. I have that card in my system and I love it.
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i'd go vista 32-bit your system can handle vista just fine
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Old 08-12-2008, 03:56 AM   #19
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Ok, Changed the cpu, And the case. I love the looks of this case.
Plus, I have free shipping on most stuff, shipping has the build on hold. Saves me money
Specs are as follows -
Mother board -http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128335
HDD -http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148262
Memory - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231098
CPU -http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103289
Tower -http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811103010
DVD Drive - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151171
Monitor -http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824236027
Keyboard/mouse - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16823173013

Any opinions? How well will this preform? Im really hopeing this will be fast.
In the future, I will add another hard drive, probably raid them. And a Graphics card.
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