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Old 02-08-2009, 11:15 PM   #1
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After deciding to buy a new to replace my onboard video card with a casual graphic card, I went to newegg and found these two that fit my needs. I don't plan on playing high end games, I just want to be able to to dual screen and play CSS. Although the memory is higher on the sapphire, the msi one seems to have better specs, what do you think? Also I have a 300w psu, will I run into any major heating probs too?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127391

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102812
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The MSI is the better of the two. You shouldn't have any heat issues as long as you have some decent airflow through the case.
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Old 02-08-2009, 11:22 PM   #3
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I tend to favor MSI over Sapphire having run both ATI and NVidia models at one time or another. But the Sapphire is a 512mb card over the MSI's 256mb onboard there.

The next MSI model up is a 512mb seeing the same price after rebate while the one there is before applying the $10 seen at http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127390
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Seeing as he's just doing some light gaming, he really doesn't need the increased memory. But is it a nice deal.
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Old 02-08-2009, 11:33 PM   #5
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Yeah I was thinking of getting the upgrade one too, but I'm unsure if the upgrade is really neccssry for what I want to, since I need to pay for shipping too and the rebate is too much trouble over 10 dollars. What about this one instead? my mobo is also ASUS.

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There ya go, That's a good one too. Asus makes some nice cards.
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Card looks nice, go for it. (Asus)
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That should do it if you are not going for one of the MSI models.
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