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Old 05-31-2009, 03:11 PM   #41
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Spore's system requirements are pretty low, so it should play on any of the video cards she listed. The HD 4650 should play it just fine and is a cheaper option than the Nvidia card. It is also a better performing card than the 7800GS.

Your correct that the motherboard only supports a total of 2GB (2x 1GB) of memory.

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Old 05-31-2009, 03:16 PM   #42
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Much agreed; ATi has always made better stuff for lower end systems. Plus the 3850 would outperform most Nvidia cards in its region - Same for the 4650.
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Old 05-31-2009, 03:21 PM   #43
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So forget about money for a second cause they are all within similar price ranges....Everyone is pretty much agreeing that the Gigabyte GV-R465D2-1GI Radeon HD 4650 1GB 128-bit GDDR2 AGP 8X HDCP is better than the EVGA 256-A8-N505-TR GeForce 7800GS 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 AGP 4X/8X Video Card and the SAPPHIRE 100228L Radeon HD 3850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 AGP 4X/8X And ya guys all agree on the PSU and the Ram? You guys rock!
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Old 05-31-2009, 03:22 PM   #44
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So forget about money for a second cause they are all withing similar price ranges....Everyone is pretty much agreeing that the Gigabyte GV-R465D2-1GI Radeon HD 4650 1GB 128-bit GDDR2 AGP 8X HDCP is better than the EVGA 256-A8-N505-TR GeForce 7800GS 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 AGP 4X/8X Video Card and the SAPPHIRE 100228L Radeon HD 3850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 AGP 4X/8X And ya guys all agree on the PSU and the Ram? You guys rock!
Yup, that about sums it all up.
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Old 05-31-2009, 03:23 PM   #45
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I am okay with spending $20 more for something better, but thats just me, I am typical girl, lol
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Old 05-31-2009, 03:33 PM   #46
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Nothing wrong with being a "typical girl".
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Old 05-31-2009, 03:47 PM   #47
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Well thanks Do you think it is worth it to spend the extra money and get the EVGA card or is it not really better than the gigabyte card?
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Definitely get the HD 4650. It's a better performing card than the 7800GS.
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Old 05-31-2009, 04:05 PM   #49
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Coolio, thats what I thought, but I figured your more of an expert than me

Here is my shopping list: (Which you have already heard a million times, lol):

~GIGABYTE GV-R465D2-1GI Radeon HD 4650 1GB 128-bit GDDR2 AGP 8X HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card ($95)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125281

~COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus RS-500-PCAR-A3 500W ATX12V V2.3 Power Supply ($30)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817171031

~SUPER TALENT 1GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Desktop Memory ($35)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820609049

Total= $160

I think I am gonna purchase this syuff and try to install them all my self (keep your fingers crossed) I am pretty sure I can do it all, it seems pretty easy. Let me know if you think I should make changes or if this is what you would do...THANKS AGAIN!!!
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Old 05-31-2009, 04:14 PM   #50
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Nope, no changes are needed. Now go order that stuff.
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