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Which 8800 Video card?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Ecto, Jan 27, 2007.

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  1. Ecto

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    I have most of my parts picked out. A nice case, a nice 600w psu, a E6600 intel core 2 duo processor ect ect. I can post a list if needed.

    I was wondering which Geforce 8800GTX video card to get? ASUS? EVGA, SUS, or what. I want the most reliable brand. I will be purchasing it from newegg.

    Is there just a Nvidia geforce 8800GTX I can get there?
     
  2. crjdriver

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    EVGA, Leadtek, or BFG are quality makers of video cards. Any of those will work fine. I would see which one I could get the best deal / rebate on :)
     
  3. twizzie

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    --dont forget to check for compatibility
     
  4. Ecto

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    They all have the same interface as far as I can see. What else might present a problem?
     
  5. twizzie

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    system requriements, dont forget to check that, i had a problem w a previos vc, my old comp was too weak to handle the graphics. I'm guessing, if u have the money to buy a core 2 duo, ull have enuff to buy up-to-date parts
     
  6. Ecto

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    Update
    Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
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    SOME BRAND OF 8800GTX Geforce. I see that Nvidia Geforce 8800GTX is just $600. I don't think its on newegg though.


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  7. Ecto

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  8. twizzie

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    wow, apparently you seem to have some money in ur pockets, i dont seem to have pockets lol. I do have suggestions on some parts, and how you can save some MASSIVE bucks,(w/o sacrificing significant performance) but...hey man its ur supercomp. do as u please, as for ur vc...
     
  9. Ecto

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    I have $1800 budget. I'm looking for $1300-$1500. Then I can buy a monitor and vista.

    I like my PSU, case, Mobo, CPU, CD drive, floppy (my leave out in the end) and wireless card.

    If you can give me ideas on cheaper RAM without sacrificing, that would be great. Same with anything else I guess. As for the Video card, I'm not sure. I want to be able to play direct X10, but I want to save money. I was advised to get the GTX or the sapphire, not the GTS. Any tips would be great. THANKS!
     
  10. twizzie

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    I didn't check, but make sure your parts are Vista ready. I know u didnt want any suggestions on the stuff you listed, but anyway I got some time to kill.

    If you're using 2gb of ram, u can (or should) look for a mobo that handles that amount, the more amount, the more $$.

    Your case is AWESOME! I cant complain about that, that is one good price for it too, really low temps with the 200mm fan.

    Your PSU is excellent, if I were you, I would go with a dual psu, a redundant one, if possible.

    Your video card, sorry I'm not good at all with Video Cards.

    You CPU is a great choice, i wud also suggest taking into consideration Pentium D, they go for around under 250, the $100 u can get 2.8ghz w/ dual core, but check for compatibility with ur mobo.

    Your CD drive I can't complain about, its just that its OEM, try to get a retail one from LG, Lite-On or Phillips, the name is good, and also it comes with all the software u need for an extra 2 or 3bucks.

    Your wLAN is excellent, i wish i wudve chose that

    Also, your cheaper ram : try to choose a Corsair ( i know uve already chose one, and theyr one of the best w/ technology ) their dominator is something i suggest for opptinum performance and good cooling.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...ctory=1666&Description=desktop+memory&Ntk=all
     
  11. telegramsam

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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814130072

    These seem to be the best quality of 8800GTX cards.

    Get a retail optical drive so that you get burning software with it. LiteOn is currently the recommended brand of DVD burners.

    You can save a little over $100 with an E6300 Core 2 Duo instead of the 6600. The 6600 is better, but your gaming won't suffer at all with the 6300.

    Good choices for a gaming rig!!
     
  12. Ecto

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    My mobo has room for 8gb I think (you can check on that, but I'm pretty sure). I might just get the 1950XT sapphire graphics card, then later get a cheap directX10 card once more games come out; and they cost less.

    Is mine vista ready? I plan on using it.

    Also looking for the best monitor for around $200. Big, and quality.

    thanks!
     
  13. twizzie

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    ill check later, im at school sneaking on the site lol, And for ur monitor, ill check that as well
     
  14. Ecto

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    k, thanks. I have finals today, but it means its a half day. Will check around 12 my time (its 7:30am right now.)
     
  15. twizzie

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    ok man good luck. Im on my lunch break right now, So I got some time. Im still in school, so newegg is blocked, but when I get home, Ill get back to you with if your parts are Vista Ready. As for your monitor. You want a big screen monitor for under 200 bucks ehh? I was in the same situation. I got an Envision 19" Widescreen for 189.95. When I mean 19 inche widescreen, im mean this monitor is gigantic. It's really meant for pro's who use giant spreadsheets and stuff, but its cool for the usual enthuists. If you do extend your budget by 50 bucks, you can add in a dual set, meaning two screens, but these screens will either be 15 or 17 inches. So, your choices are: huge 19inch widescreen, or two small 15inchs (or17). I don't know too much about dual screens, but just make sure ur video card can handle it.

    For your windescreen, this is excellent for movies and games, and I understand you'll get a top-end gfx card, so u can get hi-def probably. To buy a 19inch widescreen go to newegg, and type in "Hann-G" or "Hanns-G". Their monitors are very very good. For under 200 u can expect the following :

    1/ 700:1 contrast ratio or less
    2/ max. of 12ms reponse time
    3/ min of 16.2 mil colors
    4/ BUY A 19in WITH a RESOLUTION OF
    1400x900.
    - that resolution mean that the width has more pixels than the height. And in a widescreen, the width is much bigger.
    - Dont buy Professional series for a monitor, the stats r lower
     
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