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  1. James D

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    Hey ya'll! OK, so I have been looking around. I am pretty much set on PCI Express ATI Graphics Cards.

    My Stats
    Dell 8400
    3.2 Pen 4
    1 gig ram (can hold up to 4 gig. But who really needs that yet?)
    ATI Radeon X300 128mb (only 4 pixlepiplines)

    ATI Radeon X1600PRO 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express [/B][/B]x16 Video Card

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814102682&ATT=14-102-682&CMP=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r

    -And-

    Radeon X1800GTO 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 VIVO PCI Express x16 CrossFire Ready Video Card

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814241009&ATT=14-241-009&CMP=OTC-d3alt1me

    The only major difference I see are 1600 is 128mb and the 1800 is a 256mb. They both have 12 PixelPipelines. But the 1600 has Memory Size 512MB, and the 1800 has 256mb.

    Or theres the 1900 for $100 more.

    ATI Radeon X1900GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 VIVO PCI Express x16 Video Card

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814195016&ATT=14-195-016&CMP=OTC-d3alt1me

    BUT with the 1800 and 1900 they want watts over 350. I hear I have to like switch a cable around er somthing then I would be fine. Im not sure. The 1600 is the only one I could run cuase its 350 watts. But I heard with my dell 8400 I can just move a curtain wire. I really don't want to screw anything up..HAHA This is my birthday gift, I think...If I can get it to work.

    Its not the best...and its cap off is Age Of Emp 3. Thats were a new card come in handy, and at the low prices now-a-days.

    What do you think? Should I even get ATI? The prices are sweet on Newegg, though Im sure theres other site for a bit cheaper. Thanks guys, I want to know what u think.

    Jimmy
     
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  3. James D

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    Still worried about the watts. I keep reading like the Redon X1800 XT (which sounds aswome) requirs 450-500 watts. Yikes! Not bad for $234 Though. Just don't want to have any problems that I keep hearing about. Im not too computer savy. Me and Luck don't get along..HAHA There is also Gforces 7800 too... Just want to hear if anyone has had success or not with these cards? Thanks
    Jimmy
     
  4. James D

    James D Thread Starter

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    Ok, I think I like the Radeon X850 XL. It goin for $155 at Newegg. 2 years ago it was $400-500. But its still got
    16 PixlPips
    256 mb
    300 watts blah blah just look at the chart he posted (which rocks)

    Sounds good to me. Though I hear there is a BAD cooling problem, and its loud, and takes up 2 slots. Is the power bad just becuase people over clock them? And I have a loud truck, I don't have a problem with showing off hardware. And dell gives me 4 PCI slots anyway... So I think it sounds good to me. 8-] Anybody disagree plz let me know!!! ?!?!!?!!? Dead croud or what?
    Jimmy
     
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