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Old 01-25-2007, 02:48 PM   #1
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Is this a good enough video card for gaming and windows vista

eVGA E-GEFORCE 7950GTKO 512MB DDR3 PCI-E Retail Box

or should i get the new ones that are in the 8000's that say directx10 on it? for vista
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Old 01-25-2007, 02:52 PM   #2
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It's your choice. What games are you going to be playing? If you want the absolute best in graphics, get a DirectX 10 graphics card. Games won't support it for a few more months probably, but once they do, the results will be amazing.

Look at this, you can barely tell the difference between the game (Crysis) and real life:
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Old 01-25-2007, 02:54 PM   #3
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wont u be able to play like fear , and call of duty 3 n shiz on a directx10 card, or does it have to be a new game made specifcally for vista?
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The Direct X10 wont be utilized for at least another year or so, but if youre into gaming i would get it. if not the one you have is great
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a whole year?!, halo 2 is coming out but it takes directx10, i dont wanna wait a year, so should i just get the one i have now, the one i have now is it good, the last one i bought was a crappy ass one i didnt know much about, it could barley run F.E.A.R.
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Some games will come out before the years end, but most will not.
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Old 01-25-2007, 03:05 PM   #7
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eVGA E-GEFORCE 7950GTKO 512MB DDR3 PCI-E Retail Box

so is that an ok one? also will it work with an Intel Duo Core E6400 CPU?. cuz i heard intel duo core's make it so u need a specific motherboard ?
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wont u be able to play like fear , and call of duty 3 n shiz on a directx10 card, or does it have to be a new game made specifcally for vista?
You can still play them, but for graphics like the ones in that picture, it'll need to be made for Vista.

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The Direct X10 wont be utilized for at least another year or so, but if youre into gaming i would get it. if not the one you have is great
Untrue. Crysis is coming out around Q3 2007, Spore is coming out Q2 2007, Halo 2 is coming out Q1 2007, and so on.

More DirectX 10 games coming out soon:
Alan Wake
Flight Sim X - already out
UT2007 - May '07
Hellgate: London - Summer '07

There's more too.
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Old 01-25-2007, 03:12 PM   #9
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ok Would this work you guys

e-GeForce 8800GTS KO ACS3 640MB (Directx10)



NVIDIA® unified architecture with GigaThread™ technology
Full Microsoft® DirectX® 10 Shader Model 4.0 support
16x full-screen anti-aliasing
True 128-bit floating point high dynamic-range (HDR)
NVIDIA Quantum Effects™ physics processing technology
Built for Microsoft® Windows Vista™

if i get that video card, itll play any games that are out in the market now and any new ones like halo 2 and crysis that come out in the future on vista correct?.

Also will this graphic card work with an Intel Duo Core E6400?. Or do i need to get some kind of "specific" motherboard?
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Yeah, it'll be perfect. I don't know about "any" new games, but it'll play all the new ones for the next year or two.
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8800 GTS is great. i have one and love it. but your 7950GTKO is a great card too.
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Old 01-25-2007, 03:36 PM   #12
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ok would this set up work fine guys, or should i change something.
  • 550W ATX Dual Fan Power Supply

    - Seagate Barracuda 320GB 7200rpm 16MB SATAII Hard drive

    - ThermalTake Soprano VA1000SWS 20" Tower Silver w/Side Window

    - e-GeForce 8800GTS KO ACS3 640MB

    - Asus P5ND2-SLI S775 nVIDIA4 SLi Chipset 1066Mhz 2xPCI-E/3PCI/4DDRII, w/Sound GB-Lan SATA Raid

    - Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Music Retail Box

    - Corsair VS2GBKIT667D2 2GB Kit 2x1GB DDR2 667Mhz

    - Intel CORE 2 DUO E6400 2.13GHZ 2MB 1066 LGA775 Retail Box

    - LG GSA-H22NB/BK 18x18 DL DVD+-RW IDE w/Software

Total : $ 1600.00 CDN.
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Looks good, except i would Get DDRII 800

and i would get a thermal take Armor.

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Antec 900

and make sure you get the segate 7200.10 perpendicular recording version of that drive. Its faster.
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Old 01-25-2007, 03:53 PM   #14
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gotcha.

Which lcd screen should i get for this computer.

either the Westinghouse 37" LCD HDTV 1080p

Or

Theres this no name one, its 37" too for 300 bux cheaper, and its 8 ms, when the westinghouse is 12 ms. but this one doesnt do 1080p. westinghouse has 2 dvi's also
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personaly i would stick too a good name with lcd's and check out the dead pixel policy
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I think that board only supports DDR2-667. You might want want to get a different board with a better chipset+better RAM support.
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for the 677 ram thats fine for me, i dont need 800 mhz. but when u say chipset, a better chipset what do u mean?. are u talking about the intel duo 6400?
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No thats the processor. The chipset is the chip on the motherboard. Yours is nforce4 which is a tiny bit old you'd be better with the 680i or an intel 975X chipset (like on this board)
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for the 677 ram thats fine for me, i dont need 800 mhz. but when u say chipset, a better chipset what do u mean?. are u talking about the intel duo 6400?
chipset are the chips on the boar that control the comunication between the components
look at the image it explains better than me
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oh ok, and one more question guys.

i currently have a 55" LCD projection in my room. i sit about 1 meter away from it. now if i get a 37" LCD tv as a computer monitor ill be sitting rly close to it , but since i used to sit close to my 55", and this is 37" since its like 15 inches smaller, if ur closer to it , it would kinda even out and be the same as if it was the 55" scenario? right?
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