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Old 11-27-2005, 08:42 PM   #1
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Default A good vid card?

I'm looking for a vid card that supports dual monitors so far I've had vision tek(ati) which crashed my OS and then i got dimond (ati) crashed also. both wasn't tested my microsoft.

i decided to go with a nvidia. but dont really no much about them. wuts good?
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Old 11-27-2005, 09:00 PM   #2
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Depend on how much you want to spend. The 7800GT and their GTX are really good, top notch. The 6600GT and their 6800 counterparts are pretty good too, but much cheaper than the 7800 series video card.

It goes something like this with the most expensive one at the bottom:

6600GT
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um trying to stay around the 150. i am not building a gaming comp. just for office use. i heard alot about the 6600. that supports dual?
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The 6800 is the best choice considering value.
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Old 11-27-2005, 09:40 PM   #5
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Yes, the 6600 has dual monitor support. One output uses DVI and the other used the 15-pin analog RGB. If your monitors don't support DVI, it comes with a DVI to RGB convertor:

CHAINTECH SE6600G Geforce 6600GT 128MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
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Default Re: A good vid card?

do you think chaintech is good? i already went through vision tek and dimond. should i get it built by nvidia? can i?
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I don't think there is a specific board manufactured by Nvidia. Other manufacturers use the nvidia chipset and put it on their board. Chaintech is reliable, but I'll look for other known brands.

Ahh, here's a good one. It has a rebate on it so it's like $129:

eVGA 128-P2-N368-TX Geforce 6600GT 128MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
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mm hmm. i c that u use eVGA also. do u like it? any problems? was the drivers tested by microsoft?
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Haha, I just barely ordered the card earlier this afternoon. I should get it by midweek and installed. I'll give my reviews until then.

eVGA has always been very reliable. If you look at the review for every one of their cards, you will see nearly all positive remarks. Plus, eVGA cards tend to be highly clocked than others. This will be my first time using an eVGA card, but I"m sure I won't be dissapointed either.
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lol. ok. the comp in my sig is the one i am fixing. that ati is the one i need to replace.
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