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I need a link for PCI-x video cards

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Wolverine77, Jan 22, 2007.

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  1. Wolverine77

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    a budget would help, $100 to $500
     
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    an nvidia 7600GT is a pretty decent low end card, prolly around $125ish
    BFG is the brand I would look at, life time warantee I hear tell.
     
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    keep in mind you will want a 400watt min, quality power supply, with 24pin atx and you may need a pci-e 6-pin power plug also depending on which card you pick
     
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    trying to keep cost under $150


    What is SLI ready? is that so u can run 2 cards?
     
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    power supply is crap, and doesnt have a 6pin pci-e connector, see if i can find u something a little better thats still on the cheap side, i like sparkle or theramtake for cheap ones, however nothing is better than a high quality PSU, but they cost mega $$$$.
     
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    yes SLI ready is a gfx or MB, or PSU that is made to run 2 gfx cards, they have to be exactly the same gfx card, ie, 2 7600GT or 2 7900GT, they also should be same brand, amount of memory, etc., i do not think ATI cards are SLI, they would be crossfire type
     
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    but why run 2 cards? lol that crazy, i guess for graphic designers maybe

    so my combo of parts should be good to go?
    i went with ur pick of Thermaltake PSU
     
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    well it doubles your gfx power/memory etc. its for 3D gamers really, its a little gimmicky but does help in game benchmarks, not cheap though obviously. I'd would rather have 1 more powerful card myself, but different strokes for different folks
     
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    It's for gamers, and the jury is out on whether it's a true advantage or not.

    Your board will support any PCI express x 16 card, so get whichever one you want. Just be sure your PSU has enough amperage on the 12V rail to support it, and that it has a PCI-E connector if you get a card that needs one.
     
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    from what i could tell yes
    been eyeing that 3700+ San Diego myself, but its probably not a whole lot better than my 3500+ Venice

    Im assumming you are buying 1 stick of 1gig PC3200 because you will soon buy another stick to run dual channel mode
     
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    its 18amp, which is plenty for my 6600GT, if you can find the requirement for the 7600GT it would be nice to know
     
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