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Old 06-05-2005, 11:31 PM   #1
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*sigh* I'm still considering on which card to buy. I have only $200 right now, because the system which I was going to build, has been on hold because of college funding. (yeah yeah). So right at the moment, I havae a funding of $200. Which card do you guys recommend? Personally, I like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125164
because of the 256mb of memory. But also this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102463
becuase of the all-in-one thing it has. Also http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102529 Then http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127176.
Yeah, I know, Nvidia, so here's them http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814122208
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814133129
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Man, if you take into consideration core speed-memory speed ratio, it's really easy:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16814122208
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Man, if you take into consideration core speed-memory speed ratio, it's really easy:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16814122208
It says the Newegg cannot find the product. Is that the Leadtek PX6600GT TDH Extreme Geforce 6600GT 128MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI-Express x16 Video Card?
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Leadtek PX6600GT TDH Extreme Geforce 6600GT 128MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI-Express x16 Video Card - Retai- second from bottom
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Yeah, but wouldn't an x800 compare to be a good choice too? On the otherhand, what about 256mb? Doesn't more memory mean better performance? Or is it just the gpu and not really the memory?
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I just talked to my local PC Stop guy, and he said memory really dosen't matter, you gotta take into consideration more the GPU and (although not so much) RAM speed
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...but the X800 DOES have 256-bit instead of 128-bit, so you decide which is more important, bit size or gpu/ram speed
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I want to play CS:S, Half Life 2, Doom 3, etc. Which is better? 256 bit or a better gpu? I want good display and fast speeds and good lighting etc. What is better?
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get the x800 it will out perform the 6600GT in CS:S HL2 and maybe Doom 3 not sure though. GET THE X800 and is it the pro model? Just wondering.
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get the x800 it will out perform the 6600GT in CS:S HL2 and maybe Doom 3 not sure though. GET THE X800 and is it the pro model? Just wondering.
NO, its not. It's: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127176
and its just x800.
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if i were you, i would save up a little more and get a x800XL or x800 Pro. The x800 pro should be around 250ish.
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Yeah? You think so? Will there be THAT much a difference?
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yes the x800XL will be a very big difference from the x800 and the x800 pro will be a difference too. I would get the x800XL.
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I dunno.... I did research and comparisons... not THAT much...

just 8 mhz faster and 16 pipelines... and it demands more wattage. More ram of course, but still. For $100 less, don't you think the x800 would suffice?
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well....the memory on the XL runs 280 mhz faster than the x800. And plus, 4 pipe lines is a lot. It like the 6800nu to the 6800GT fast clock speeds and more pipelines in the GT.
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Default Re: which video card...?

Still... lol. But acutally never mind those two cards... I remember that I only have a 300 W ps. I'm going to get this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102529
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Okay. Thats a great card Its also just within your budget
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Well, it's either that card, the http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102529
or these http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836121121
but as of I already have some good speakers, I went with this. My x300 really sucks.
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then get the x800. None the less its a great card.
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Yeah, that's what I'm doing. I just hope that my 300W ps will support it. It should, but yeah. System unstability is a bad thing.
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