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New Video Card - What to buy?

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by Razz1234, Nov 27, 2004.

  1. Razz1234

    Razz1234 Guest

    I'm buying a new computer in January and need some help picking out my video card. I want the best card I can get for the money I want to spend. Around $100 - $135 or so.

    I play an occasional game, use spreadsheets, word, burn DVD/CD and stuff, lots of internet junk, that sort of thing... not too intesive.

    Here is what I'm planning on so far:

    AMD 64 3200+
    512MB Dual Channel DDR3200 ram
    160GB SATA HD
    BenQ DW 1620A dual layer DVD Burner
    DVD reader (help here too!!!!)
    -don't care about sound, i think integrated will be fine

    Any sugestions will be appreciated....

    Oh yeah.. I don't watch TV on my computer and will only be using 1 monitor, I don't do any video editing either. (i hope that helps)
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 27, 2004
  2. Nephilim

    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

    Feb 13, 2003
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  3. Razz1234

    Razz1234 Guest

    Nephilim - Hey thanks, I found two web sites that have reviews on them and the site you gave me gives prices for EVERYTHING... I love it.. It's very helpful.

    After all this, and reading reviews for the last two hours, I think I have decided to upgrade the Video card to a:
    GeForce 6600GT 128MB GDDR3 128bit
    I will be paying a great deal more than I hoped to but I am thinking that I will be glad I did.

    Here is the a link to the card, and I would like to here what you think as well....

    There are some good graphs regarding other cards as well.
  4. Praetor

    Praetor Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 4, 2003
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    Might be able to hunt down a 5700/5700U as well :)

    Or the 6600s :)
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2004
  5. Razz1234

    Razz1234 Guest

    some of the reviews I read showed the 6600GT blowing away the FX 5700's and the 6600 was a real chopped down version of the 6600GT

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