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Old 11-01-2005, 10:50 PM   #1
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ok im going to get a new vid card for my pc im gonna keep at school. i have an amd athlon 64 3400 and i want a good vid card that wont bottle neck either ways. i only have one agp 8x slot left.so i was thinking a 6200 or maybe a 6600gt wasnt sure. and also i want to get some more ram. i have one 512 pc3200. so should i get one more stick to make it 1gig or get two of the same like dual channel? and wat ram should i get. if u can list the price and company name and some specs. thanks i appreciate it.
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Old 11-01-2005, 10:56 PM   #2
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For the graphics card, this is a good one:

BFG Tech BFGR6600GTOC Geforce 6600GT 128MB 128-bit GDDR3 AGP 4X/8X Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814143027

RAM, get two new sticks and put it in dual channel mode. Use the spare RAM you have now for testing or spare parts:

CORSAIR XMS 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145523

You'll have a pretty darn good system with those. I was thinking of giving you some DDR500 RAMs but I don't know if you can OC your BIOS to do that. The DDR400 for this one is pretty good with low latency.
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Old 11-01-2005, 11:14 PM   #3
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150089

hows that one compare to the BFG? they pretty much the same right? and isnt 128mg of ram kinda small? i was looking in the lines of 256 but i actually might consider that. and does that bfg or the xfx work with a 250watt psu? and i like the ram. thanks if anyone else has any mreo opinions feel free to add on.
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That one's good too, just isn't clocked as high as the BFG one, but you can do that with coolbits anyways. You must have at least a 350watt power supply to use those video cards. So you may have to buy a new power supply or get a lower model video card. 250 watts is really, really low. I would upgrade the power supply first.
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yea i was just wondering. i am going to get a 520watt. or i might just get a 600 wat since im gonna hve cathodes and watercooling.
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or if you plan on going SLi too. 600watts would be awesome (if you are putting dual 7800GTX in SLi mode).
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lol no this is just for school. and playing games occasionally(lol maybe a little more) but i already have a gaming pc and cant afford to spend any mroe money because im gonna upgrade to the fx 60 and the new 7800s. so if u got anymore advice throw it my way.
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If it's just for school, 600watts is way overkill then. Get a simple 450-500 watt power supply.
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lol im going to have a dangerden watercooling and some other stuff. and im probaly going to add another hd.
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What's your complete specs for the future build? Are you sure you need water cooling? I feel it is necessary to do that if you have a very high OC rate for CPU and GPU, if that's what you plan on doing. Otherwise, water cooling is sort of a waste of money.
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