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Gettin a new video card


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deathscythe257

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sup all, Im lookin to get a new video card before leavin for college, my budget is like 230-250 $.

my system has AGP video, Im lookin to get a (Radeon 9800XT video card, maybe, but im tryin to find something thatll be a better buy. one of my friends recommended this card: Geforce 6600GT

Normally, i dont have this kinda prob, but i havent looked at comp parts in a while.
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I would go with the 6600GT, great cards. I have never owned an ATI, so I can't comment.

I fear change.
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Yea i need a new one too. got a laptop so need a ati mobility 9800 or Geforce GO 6800 (by the way i know people who can mod)
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Thanx people, looks like I'm goin with the 6600GT, apparently the edition I listed on this thread is almost one of a kind, so I ganna get it ASAP.

One question bothers me, if i use a DVI to VGA converter, can i connect a CRT monitor to it...

Edited by deathscythe257, 20 June 2005 - 02:34 PM.

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Yeah but a 6600GT.Aaaahhh people dont understand how much they suck they are expensive and bad value for money. ATI x800 thats what you want you get more power for the same price.
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Yeah but a 6600GT.Aaaahhh people dont understand how much they suck they are expensive and bad value for money. ATI x800 thats what you want you get more power for the same price.

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Dude, notice how i said, i have a AGP slot, no pci-express... and they dont make x800 in AGP, they make the 6600GT in AGP, i dont wanna hafta change my mobo jus for a video card.......

ALSO, new dilemma,

What the... is the diff between these two cards?!
1) Geforce 6600GT 128MB
2) Geforce 6600GT 128MB #2

One costs more, but i dont see ANY difference!
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I'm assuming that the difference is that the first one (more expensive) is the special version (note the SP at the end), that probably has a faster RAMDAC and maybe faster core clock, but I can't tell because it doesn't indicate the speeds of the two.

-spudZ :tazz:
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The x800s are made in AGP. There arent made in the same quantity thats why they are a little harder to find.
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