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Old 01-09-2005, 04:09 PM   #1
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What video card should i get for my new system. mainly going to be playing counterstrike source though. Im thinkin the 6600 gt , the normal 6800, or the 9800 pro. Pretty sure im going to be going with an agp mobo unless the pci express SLI mobo is better with only 1 card.
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Old 01-09-2005, 04:21 PM   #2
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How about this one? That's what I'll be ordering in a couple of weeks when I get some money in:

MSI nVIDIA GeForce 6600GT Video Card, 128MB DDR3, 128-Bit, DVI/TV-Out, PCI-Express
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...127-147&depa=1

It comes with tons of software and specwise, it's not bad for the price.
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Old 01-09-2005, 08:33 PM   #3
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he said he was going to go with agp not pci-e. Might want to choose a 6600GT AGP. the 6800 is better than the 6600GT though.
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Old 01-09-2005, 08:40 PM   #4
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I mean this one for the AGP:

MSI nVIDIA GeForce 6600GT Video Card, 128MB GDDR3, 128-Bit, DVI/VIVO, AGP 8X
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...127-150&depa=1

But if you do decide on PCIe, the other one here is good too.

MSI nVIDIA GeForce 6600GT Video Card, 128MB GDDR3, 128-Bit, DVI/VIVO, AGP 8X
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...127-150&depa=1
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he said he was going to go with agp not pci-e. Might want to choose a 6600GT AGP. the 6800 is better than the 6600GT though.

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eVGA nVIDIA GeForce 6800 Video Card, 128MB GDDR, 256-bit, DVI/TV-Out, 8X AGP, Model "128-A8-N343-AX" -RETAIL


- Specifications -

Chipset/Core Speed: nVIDIA GeForce 6800/325MHz
Memory/Effective Speed: 128MB DDR/700MHz
BUS: AGP 4X/8X
Ports: VGA Out(15 Pin D-Sub) + TV-Out(S-Video) + DVI
Support 3D API: DirectX 9.0c, OpenGL 1.5
Cable/Accessories: Manual, DVI to VGA Adapter, 2 Cables
Max Resolution@32bit Color: 2048X1536@85Hz

MSI nVIDIA GeForce 6600GT Video Card, 128MB GDDR3, 128-Bit, DVI/VIVO, AGP 8X, Model "NX6600GT-VTD128" -RETAIL

Specifications:
Chipset/Core Speed: nVIDIA GeForce 6600GT/500MHz
Memory/Effective Speed: 128MB GDDR3/1000MHz
BUS: AGP 8X
Ports: VGA Out(15 Pin D-Sub) + VIVO + DVI
Support 3D API: DirectX 9(Shader Model 3.0), OpenGL 1.5
Max Resolution@32bit Color: 2048X1536@85Hz
RAMDACs: 400MHz
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Sorry, my bad. Yeah, the MSI one looks good for the AGP. It's higher priced than the PCIe though, so that's a little strange. I would think the AGP would be cheaper being an older technology.

I tried posting the link previously but got mixed up in my windows. I've got like 20 Newegg windows open (trying to view all the parts I plan on getting) and I'm trying to find which is what. I've got like 2 MSI video cards, one AGP and one PCIe and misposted the wrong link. I wish I can go back and delete some of the mispost, but can't.
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yes definatly going agp now my question is would the
6800 be better then the 6600 gt?
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can someone show me the best 6800 I can get for around 250$ or the best card I can get for around 250$. It must be agp since I just ordered my mobo/procesor.
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go with the 6600gt by msi the agp model, it has faster ram speeds than the 6800Gt and the mem speeds are faster too, look at my previous post, the new egg link is rite here

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...127-150&depa=1
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lol...the 6800 is 256bit compared to the 128bit by the 6600Gt. It has been proven that core and mem speeds dont mean everything. If it is, the how can AMD keep up with Intel?
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