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Old 12-17-2006, 05:02 PM   #1
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I'm building my first computer this Christmas and I was wondering if anyone could make suggestions for a good graphics card. My computer will be used for gaming, college work, movies, and recording my band. I am getting the new Core 2 Duo processor. And yes, I do know about the new DX10 cards coming out. I want to wait untill they come down in price. So someone suggest a good card at a resonable price please. Thanks for time and help.
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Old 12-17-2006, 05:08 PM   #2
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well everyone is getting me to get the evga geforce 8800 GTS its a bit high but it will be well worth it.

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Old 12-17-2006, 05:17 PM   #3
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yeah... i've seen that card... but its alittle too expensive for me right now.
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Old 12-17-2006, 05:21 PM   #4
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well whats your price range, i was going to get one that costed me $229 how does that sound. if that sounds better then heres the link for it

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...9&Sku=B52-7858

see if that ones any better
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yeah... that looks like a good price range. Now i know this is an opinion question but... which is better/easier to work with? ATI or NVIDA?
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Cool, seems like everyone is building there first computer at Chistmas, go for a 7950GT, well worth the money, espcially if your not going for the G80's right now like me .
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yeah thats what i would say and me also going with the g8800. but i think most people will tell you to go with nvidia. from everything ive heard they have better stuff
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which is better/easier to work with? ATI or NVIDA?
they are both about the same. looking at it from a gamming aspect, you'll find ATI/AMD video cards will out-do like cards from NVidia in one game, only to be beaten by like cards from NVidia in another. so its all a matter of your preferance.
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they are both about the same. looking at it from a gamming aspect, you'll find ATI/AMD video cards will out-do like cards from NVidia in one game, only to be beaten by like cards from NVidia in another. so its all a matter of your preferance.

yea, it really doesnt matter, i basicly chose nVIDIA because i like the colors better, kinda stupid but yea.
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ATI is owning many of the price categories right now.

$200
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102061



$250
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161047

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