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grassi

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im wondering what card is the best card for my computer, im not sure what u need to know about my computer but i can give you the following link. Its to my motherboard specs only now have added 1Gb of ram to the original 443mb ( as its really 512 but 64 is for the integrated chip) So it now reads i have 1.43Gb of ram.
http://h10025.www1.h...2#c00069442_doc

I was told nvidia and i will give you some info i dont play games only 1 called enemy territory, and i only play on a buddys server from belgium where im from the US. I was told by my buddy with the server to get XFX GeForce 6800 Xtreme 256 MB AGP Graphics Card AGP 8x / GDDR3 / Dual DVI / HDTV (120$) or a little more cheaper but will do the trick for sure is the nvidia FX 5500 256 MB RAM (about 50-80 $)which is what he use at the moment and is pleased. Then i went to the hp pavilion forum to ask his opinion, now keep in mind i would like to get the biggest card i can or should i say best for the system i have. So hp pavilion's reply was to get the GeForce 7800GS 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 AGP 4X/8X Video Card (205$). Now i need your opinion, i need fps, and im a noob at this stuff but i have a high ping also (if cards can help lower it) so i need the best card for me? I get lost in all the gs, xfx,etc. model stuff and everything else so please go easy. Thank you.
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gfx cards won't lower ur ping. Your computer is still an agp machine which is a dying breed. Spending a lot of money on a agp card does not make a lot of sense, but if you are keeping the machines for at least a year without other upgrades than an inbetween card would be ok.
Here's the best agp cards avaliable
HIS ATI x1950pro agp coming out in a week?
Geforce 7800gs

both are might expensive and seems to be major overkill for just playing enemy territory.

Other options:
x1600 pro 512mb
7600gt

My top recommendation would be between the
leadtek 7600gt agp and the x800xt agp both cards could be found for below 150 and offer good performance if u need some new life in ur agp machine.
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If I was him I would go for a nvidia 7600gt for agp..

Newegg had the leadtek 7600gt agp in stock but as of now it is not it stock. They should come back in stock though. Just look around on different sites or google / froogle for a 7600gt if you want that. They are kinda harder to find than other cards..
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814122009

A 6800xt will be more than adequate for you aswell, $129.99 on newegg.com for an xfx one. Its a good deal. http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814150157

An x850pro is $135.99 on newegg.com which is not a bad price. http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814102606

The x850pro, 6800xt or the 7600gt would be more than enough for just playing enemy territory but you cant beat them for the price.

Edited by jrm20, 30 October 2006 - 03:16 PM.

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hhmm, okay. thanks guys. It looks like im leaning toward the 7600 gt, agp or the 7800gs. I will try to learn more on your links, The 7800gs is lifetime warantee, so i guess i have to decide, thanks guys i appreciate all your info, and please dont stop if you have anymore.
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The 7800GS has some issues with older machines. A 7600 GT or GS (AGP version) would be your best bet, and there are a few manufacturers with lifetime warranties that make them.

Keep in mind that you will probably have to upgrade the power supply in your system to get a newer card like that to work. Check the side of the box, and make sure you fulfill all of the system requirements before buying anything.
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okay its been a while and kerenai stood correct that 7800 is too big apparently, Hp also says now i should get the EVGA GeForce 7600 GS / 256MB GDDR2 / AGP 8x / DVI / VGA / HDTV / Video Card? any comments please? I also wonder what this is "EVGA" i see same card and numbers but this word seems to change? I saw "xfx" GEforce 7600 GS... some had lifetime warranty and thats what i wanted only not "EVGA"? Are these just companies that hold and sell this item?
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EVGA is the company which supplies the Nvidia card

http://www.evga.com/articles/284.asp

Just check it doesn't mean it takes a lifetime to get warranty support
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do you have any suggestions? a similar card but maybe better quality? After following that link i noticed it said the card was a lower end of middle class card? Oh and thank you for that info.

Edited by grassi, 27 December 2006 - 11:41 PM.

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do you have any suggestions? a similar card but maybe better quality? After following that link i noticed it said the card was a lower end of middle class card? Oh and thank you for that info.



I am still sticking with the post I replied awhile back.


http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814122009

The 7600GT is better than the 7600GS. Its quite abit faster and not much more really.

I wouldnt buy the 7600GS because its a striped down version and is a little to sluggish. The 7600GT is a fine card I have used them in a few builds and its plenty fast enough.

The only thing is that the agp version of the 7600GT is Alittle more because they are so hard to find and its one of the only companies that carries the 7600GT in the AGP version which is Leadtek.
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okay is this the same card?
http://www.tigerdire...e...=0&NoMapp=0
I am having a hard time understanding if this is the same as
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814122009
If not which one is faster? Or whats the difference rather?

Edited by grassi, 28 January 2007 - 01:50 PM.

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Technically, the XFX card will have higher performance, but it would probably not be a noticable difference. Generally, when you buy a video card, you're paying for support and warranty. In the mid range, anything you buy in the same series will perform about the same. You won't be able to see a difference.
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thanks the one i want is xfx for the price, but i was told since i have a vga connecting monitor that i will need this adaptor, in which it will bring unneeded stress to the card?
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No, a DVI to VGA adapter will not create undue stress on the card. I've used them for a couple of years, they work great, and they're easy to replace.
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