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Old 01-01-2005, 11:02 PM   #1
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I'm planning on getting a new video card soon and I was wondering what is the best one I can get. Heres my specs
AMD Athlon 63 3200+
512 MB PC3200 DDR SDRAM
120 GB 7200 RPM Ultra DMA Hard drive
DVD+RW/CD-RW
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250 watt power supply
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Old 01-02-2005, 01:00 AM   #2
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What is your price range and what interface? AGP or PCIex?

I would go with a 6600GT, 6800, or a X800.
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Would they run with my specs. I only have a 250 watt power supply. Don't you need atleast a 300 watt for those? I want to stick with AGP.
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Ah yes didnt notice that, a 400W PSU is probably needed or else they will work unstabily.

What is your price range?
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Price doesn't matter I was just wondering what the best card is I could put in so I can start saving money.
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X850 XT PE is the fastest card out there. It will be difficult to find.

http://www.computerhq.com/hardware/p...id-531915.html

Its not yet out there, but you can see the price is just crazy.

I recommend the MSI 6800 GT, its a affordable and nice card.
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Whoa a 6800 and X850 can be ran with my specs. Did you leave out the power supply again? Someone else told me to stick with nothing bigger than a 64 mb card but I came here to be sure.
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upgrade your power supply and then buy the card.
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Does anyone know the biggest power supply I can put in a Compaq Presario SR1226NX? I think it's a Mini ATX case and I can only find at the biggest is a 450 watt.
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Okay forgot out PSU, that limits alot. I recommend upgrading that to atleast a 300 to 350w.

For that PSU, I think a 5900XT might work

http://www.gameve.com/gve/store/Prod...ku=VC-ALBA-026

It does say it needs a 300W PSU.
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