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frankthetank

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Hi I was thinking about upgrading my my XFX 8500GT 512mb. But I'm not sure which graphics card is under 200 dollars and lets me play games such as crysis. I also want to upgrade my RAM. My Abit IP35 Pro supports 800mhz so can anybody give me tips on buying PC26400 memory.Thanks.
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http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130318
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http://www.ncixus.co.....y Technology/
These are both 200$ after MIR. Remember, mail in rebates are not guaranteed money :)
Also, NCIX is a reputable site if you want to try them out, I buy all my stuff there. Lastly. the Galaxy is also a good card, though it has a 1 year warranty compared to Evga's lifetime warranty.
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I was looking for under 200 and 200 is my peek but thanks anyway.
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I was looking for under 200 and 200 is my peek but thanks anyway.


But the second one is only 179 I'm confused :)

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Sorry, I never realized you wanted to upgrade both your RAM and video card.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820146112
and
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814121100
After rebate it's 5$ over you budget.

You could go with this RAM to save a few dollars, but it's not really worth it in my opinion.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820227078

In all honesty, 5$ over budget is worth it when considering the performance you'd receive. I think you'd really like the Mushkin and Asus card.
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Edited by james_8970, 04 March 2008 - 09:07 PM.

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Sorry, I never realized you want to upgrade both your RAM and video card.


Lol same here, we gotta read more he said it in the first post.

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I need PC26400 which runs at 800MHZ. Thanks anyway I appreciate it.
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I need PC26400 which runs at 800MHZ. Thanks anyway I appreciate it.

Why do you need PC2-6400? Unless you are overclocking it will not make a difference.
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Edited by james_8970, 05 March 2008 - 11:21 AM.

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Well see my motherboard runs 800MHZ memory which is PC6400 memory. So I want to get maximum speed. Thanks
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well then.

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820146565 - good brand. $64 but has a $30 MAIL in rebate.
the MIR isn't guaranteed money O.o
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820146118 - also good brand.$44 but no rebate.

both has worse timings than the one James gave you

as for GFX card, I would get the 3850.

Edited by Rocknrollcows, 05 March 2008 - 06:15 PM.

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Thanks Rocknrollcows I'm going to read some reviews on ithe Crucial Ballistix 2GB. Thank You. Do you know know any good graphics cards that re under $200 I'd like it to be $150. If not it's fine you've helped me enough.Once again Thank You.

Edited by frankthetank, 05 March 2008 - 06:26 PM.

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I suggest going with the mushkin to save some money if you don't care about overclocking, the timings in the crucial are a bit better. For the video card I suggest THIS sorry I couldn't find a cheaper one, or you can go with the older 8800GTS 320mb.

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The 8800GTS 320MB is completely obsolete and cannot be recommended. For your budget, the 9600GT is a good choice, and the 8800GT is a better choice. Both dominate the 8800GTS 320MB in gaming performance.
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Thanks stettybet0 and SOORENA I might consider the 9600GT it's not that expensive and it looks like a good graphics card.Thanks
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Hi for the RAM I found This can you guys give some feedback is this RAM good. Thanks
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