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Snippy

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Hello ,

I'm looking for a new Graphics card fro my brothers pc. It is a PCI-E slot and our budget is
at $170. I was looking at a Nvidea 8600 Card. Is that any good? And also I was wondering
if that card would run the upcoming PC game, Gear Of War, for PC.

http://www.tigerdire...e...&CatId=1560

This is the 8600 I was thinking of.


Thanks,


Snippy

Edited by Snippy, 25 July 2007 - 03:14 PM.

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Sorry, but it really is an awful card, the base DX10 card I can recommend is the 8800GTS 320mb version.

The card I recommend is the following
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814131055
It's 200$ but after the rebate it's 160$. It's a fast card which will not overheat because of the excellent cooler that is attached and should run quiter when compared to other models.
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Would this be able to run call of duty 2 in full graphics and future games like gears of war
PC in good graphic settings?
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I just noticed your current graphics card in your specs, unless you can afford a 8800GTS 320mb card or more, don't bother upgrading, your card is still quite good. The 8600GT would be a down step from your current card.
James

Edited by james_8970, 25 July 2007 - 05:50 PM.

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I'm looking for a new Graphics card fro my brothers pc.

Um, James? It's alright, I was lucky to pick up on it!

Snippy - what card does your brother currently have?
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:whistling: opps. Then I'm still sticking to what I said in post #2.
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Definately go for the 8800gts, the rebate incuded brings it into your price range and I believe it will pretty much run anything, depending on the candy settings. I have that card, it is factory clocked at 576Mhz and runs BF2, which is a very demanding game. It runs the game without any problems. Try to go for the 8800Gts if you can..also try different drivers, some work better than others, the latest update did not perform better thean the previous one I had. It also runs my Call of Duty 2 perfectly. I also favor NewEgg as they generally beat competitors prices, and are a very good company to deal with.

Edited by MarkN, 26 July 2007 - 12:01 PM.

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Well I've only seen the 8800gts at no lower than like $300.And that card that you suggested in post #2 will it run cod2 at full graphics?

Edited by Snippy, 26 July 2007 - 04:26 PM.

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I have Call of Duty 2. Give me a day or so to crankup all the grahics and I will then let you know how well it works.
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OK but the lowest settings I've seen the 8800gts @ is around $300 . And I doubt it will
fit into my bros PC.

Edited by Snippy, 28 July 2007 - 12:15 PM.

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Yeah you are right I thought James link brought me to s 8800gts for 199 minus the 30 dollar rebate. I was wrong. So don't take my suggestion. I will research alittle more for you in the 170 range. Sorry.
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I recommend getting THIS, I have that and it runs every game at the highest settings. It can also overclcock easily to the XTX version and above.

Soorena

EDIT: You probably bought a card already, lol.

Edited by SOORENA, 31 July 2007 - 04:54 PM.

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It doesn't matter that that card is a 256mb?

And another thing. I am looking to replace my motherboard as well.
My CPU type is: AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+

Will this card work with this motherboard.

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128034

Is it the same socket type is what I mean.

Nah I didn't already buy a card. =p

Edited by Snippy, 01 August 2007 - 04:59 PM.

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whoops. Accidently posted twice.

Edited by Snippy, 01 August 2007 - 12:23 PM.

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Im not sure if your CPU is socket AM2 it might be Socket 939 you have to check there are two versions of the CPU, and if it is AM2 then yes the processor is compatible. I only mentioned the XTX because I thought you know that its one of the top Graphic cards in performance. HERE'S a link.

Soorena

Edited by SOORENA, 01 August 2007 - 03:29 PM.

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