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hey all ,new here ,and kinda new too vid cards etc,
ok first off,heres my Specs
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/xps600/en/SM/specs0.htm#wp1052939

its has NVIDIA GeForce® 7800 GTX 256mb,SBAudigy2ZS sound card

k too my Question i'm thinkin its time fora new card hahaha,i most say i can run Cod4 pretty good and FSX on about half settings with a steady 20fps ,but im thinking of getting this card, $ is a factor,i dont have 400 or 500 bucks for a new vid card

here's the card im thinking of getting,
http://www.canadacomputers.com/index.php?do=ShowProduct&cmd=pd&pid=019468&cid=999.243.390


i would like any comments suggestions,would be great

thanks
 

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the card your are looking at is fairly weak, still some low priced good card would be 9600/9800GT from nvidia or a 4850/4830 from ATi

anything more than that and your generic 650w psu wont be able to give it juice, and much more and your looking at a BIGTIME cpu bottleneck for today's powerful cards.
 
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ok kool thanks,yea i was wondering about bottle necking .so wolf,your saying this card well not be bottle necked on the Mobo?yea i know its not the most powerfull card around,and that's fine,ill get a bit out of this PC with that card,until i sell it or somehting,then ill Prob Build and get another 8500 and SLI it or something,
 
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nononoo, 8500GT is crap. It's old and when it wasn't that old, it was still one of the weakest cards.

Look at Geforce 9xxx Series as they'll be a bit better. Possibly get a 9800 if you have money, if you don't something like 9600 or ATi 4850/4870 (with a bit extra money.)
 
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lol sorry my bad its a 9500gt

GPU NVIDIA GeForce® 9500 GT
Core Clock 550MHz
Shader Clock 1400MHz
Shader Model 4
Texture Fill Rate 8.8 Billion/sec.
Stream Processors
Video Memory 1GB
Memory Type DDR2
Memory Data Rate 666MHz
Memory Interface 128-bit
Memory Bandwidth 10.7GB/sec.
Bus Type PCI Express 2.0
Display Connectors 2 Dual-Link DVI-I, HDTV + TV Out
RAMDACs Dual 400MHz
Multiple Monitor Support Yes
HDCP Capable Yes
HDMI Capable Yes
 
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ohh yea i understand that,thanks for your help,im pretty new so,bear with me hehehe,so can a 512 be better then 1gig vid card?
 
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Yes. There are all types of GDDR - 2,3,4,5...The higher the Number the faster the Video Ram.

Depending on the resolution you run your monitor at, and I would guess its probably around 1280x1024 or 1600x1200, in which case there is no reason to have more then 512Mbs. Only if you are running extreme resolutions...Like 1920x1080 and up to 2560x1600.
 
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for god sake get a 4830 or a 9800gt !!! (sorry, im a little overpowered today)
 
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The card I posted would be perfect its a medium highend card.
 
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kool man thanks,lol i think i should of asked before i made the order of the 9500gt,like right now im using a 7800GTX, on a intel 3.4 gzh so i was thinking a 9500GT would be sufficient for the games i play,
its very hard too keep up with the selection of cards,when is it going too end?? lol:nutkick:but yea i think after reading the comments,thank you again all,:rockout:

like i said before im new too this so.!!!

well i did order that 9500gt,im very impulsive,but i think im going too cancel that oder,seeing i ordered it 5am Mon,and have not hada email yet stating that the card is shipped yet,givin it till noon today and well cancel,and go with the 9800 512mb or the Radeon HD 4830 512MB

thanks again:respect:
 
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the card your are looking at is fairly weak, still some low priced good card would be 9600/9800GT from nvidia or a 4850/4830 from ATi

anything more than that and your generic 650w psu wont be able to give it juice, and much more and your looking at a BIGTIME cpu bottleneck for today's powerful cards.
That card used to be the shit back in the day :laugh: I had one in my first computer I ever built.. I was like Holy crap 256mb this is awesome!:roll:
 

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anything more than that and your generic 650w psu wont be able to give it juice, and much more and your looking at a BIGTIME cpu bottleneck for today's powerful cards.
I highly doubt that. A pentium 4 with a mid range videocard really doesn't use that much power. In fact, I run two quads with a powerhungry chipset and FB DIMMs, four 15K disks and a 260 on a 620W, runs perfectly fine.

The CPU bottleneck on the other hand is more of an issue.
 
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and yea this 7800gtx is still good jsut look at the sig,i got,that fsx on half lol with REX addonohh and my CS3 touch hahaha
 
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and yea this 7800gtx is still good jsut look at the sig,i got,that fsx on half lol with REX addonohh and my CS3 touch hahaha
I used to own that card a friend still has that card in sli in his Rig and its fine plays most games pretty good for how old it is :)
 
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yup,i was also considering, too SLI the 7800gtx,man i seen someone have 2 of them for 60 bucks a few months ago,i should of bought them haha
 
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yup,i was also considering, too SLI the 7800gtx,man i seen someone have 2 of them for 60 bucks a few months ago,i should of bought them haha
HAHA yeah they are really cheap if your looking to save alot of cash.
 

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