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thomas_libby

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Which video card do u guys think i should go with?
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130328
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814103050
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130082

to go with this system
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250310AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Acer AL2016WBbd Black 20" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail
ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE Model DH-20A4P-04 - OEM
Rosewill RP600V2-S-SL 600W SLI Ready-ATX12V V2.01 Power Supply - Retail
G.SKILL 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ Windsor 3.2GHz Socket AM2 125W Dual-Core Processor Model ADX6400CZBOX - Retail

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Assuming money is no problem for you, I'd suggest you go with 8800GTS 512mb.. And assuming that you are yet to have that rig, I also suggest you to replace motherboard and processor with below:

Any P-35 based Intel motherboard, my suggestion for best bang for buck is Gigabyte P53-DS3..
Any E8xxx series Intel processor, if you cant find any, just go for any E6x50 series processor.. I recommend you E8200 or E8400 processor..

about Rosewill PSU, based on my personal experience, I perhaps may recommend you to get a better one.. but that PSU will do the job..

And if you already have the rig and just looking for a video card, just go for 8800GTS if money is not an issue for you :)
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The thing is, if he does change his processor, that means he has to change his motherboard as well. I don't think he wants to spend more money.
If this is for a gaming machine, I would suggest the 9600GT because it is more powerful than 8800GTS 320MB. But if you're going to use this for like editing videos, watching movies and such, then I would suggest the ATI 3870 as it has more support on those things.
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First of all thanks for the answers guys, and ya I would prefer an intel setup, but found out that I can save more money with an AMD setup, so I am actually pretty set on this setup, am actually $100 over budget so ya. But am willing to look at other options in this same prcie range. So u guys would recommend the 8800gts over the diamond, o and I am not the biggest gamer, but would like the option.
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If you're talking about the 8800GTS that you posted, I suggest going with the 9600GT or the ATI 3870 but if money is not a problem, go with an 8800GT (if you have adequate cooling on your system).
What exactly are you using this computer for?

Edited by kamille316, 11 March 2008 - 12:32 PM.

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Because your only gaming on a 20" monitor and don't seem to be the biggest gamer, the 9600GT or HD37870 (which ever is cheaper) should suffice.
I strongly recommend you change that PSU, I'm willing to give you suggestions if you give me your budget for a PSU.
James

Edited by james_8970, 11 March 2008 - 12:38 PM.

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Hi thomas.. my apology.. I thought it was 8800GTS 512mb.. but actually you point to 8800GTS 320mb.. if that's the case, I would recommend you ATi 3870 vga card if money is not an issue for you...

Thanks and apology.. :)
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I would recommend this 9600GT as it is only $150 after rebate. It performs about the same as the HD3870, but in this case it is cheaper. Also, seeing as you have an SLI board, you will be able to SLI the 9600GT in the near future, which seems to scale very well. Notice I say near future, because if you wait too long it will probably become more economical to just buy a single card with much better performance.
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Umm I actually thought the cpu seemed really good for the money, but i guess anything in that price range or less if u know of something better/faster. And same with the video card whatever u guys think is the best that I can get for about $200 or less.
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This PSU is better, less watts, but better.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817256037
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ya that psu is better, but i think i need at least 600v to support the video card i am getting, so do u guys think i should go with that diamond ATI (http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814103050) or the 8800 GT 512mb (http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814133205


Or that 9600 that i am getting the vibe that it is not that good.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130328


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ya that psu is better, but i think i need at least 600v to support the video card i am getting

How so? 500W should be plenty.

Or that 9600 that i am getting the vibe that it is not that good.

Gaming performance wise it's the exact same thing as the HD3870. Out of the cards you have selected, the 8800GT is the most powerful gaming card. In all honesty, I'd follow stettybet0's advice considering it's the cheapest option and a 20" monitor won't require a more powerful card. It probably has the best performance/$ ratio on the market right now.

If you are up to the suggestion, I'd also suggest a better burner then what you have already selected.
James

Edited by james_8970, 11 March 2008 - 10:26 PM.

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ok that sounds interesting, so I am almost convinced that I want this onehttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133205, but u brought up an interesting point, are u saying that I won't be able to enjoy it to its fullest with a 20in monitor? O and what burner do u recommend, thought it didn't really matter.
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but u brought up an interesting point, are u saying that I won't be able to enjoy it to its fullest with a 20in monitor?

Because there are not as many pixels on a 20" monitor, it doesn't require a more powerful card to play games. Though, because the 8800GT is more powerful, it'll last a longer time frame, just something to keep in mind. Though the difference between these two are card not enomous.

O and what burner do u recommend, thought it didn't really matter.

Doesn't make a huge deal, but there are better drivers out there that produce better burns and that last longer.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827129009
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Ok, I have looked at a few others and am ordering my system tonight so what u guys think for the video card

EVGA 512-P3-N862-AR GeForce 9600GT Superclocked 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130328

EVGA 512-P3-N865-AR GeForce 9600GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130329

MSI N9600GT 512M OC GeForce 9600GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814127333

PNY VCG96512GXPB GeForce 9600GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814133216

or a really nice 8800
PNY VCG88512GXPB GeForce 8800GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814133205
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