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    yep another noob that needs help with picking out a video card

    Ok well I am the type of guy that will spend the money (something I can't afford to do) on something nicer if I think it is worth it. So looking at the list of cards below in a cost benefit analysis type of way will you let me know what order you would chose these cards from highest rank to lowest rank?

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    http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProdu...-131-277&depa=1

    2)
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProdu...-131-282&depa=1

    3)
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProdu...-102-368&depa=1

    4)
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProdu...-119-130&depa=1

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    http://www.newegg.com/app/viewprodu...-150-068&DEPA=1

    6)
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProdu...-130-220&depa=1

    7)
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProdu...-119-145&depa=1

    8)
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProdu...-121-177&depa=1

    9)
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProdu...-145-085&depa=1


    Please keep in mind that I have one AGP 4x slot in my mobo 512mb of rdram and a 2.53gig P4 with 400mghz fsb.

    I need help and as you can tell I am kinda new to this. Any comments or suggestions would be great

    Thanks
    Jackson

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    Re: yep another noob that needs help with picking out a video card

    start over and get DDR or DDR2 memory and an 8x agp or better pci express.
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    Re: yep another noob that needs help with picking out a video card

    That is what I want to do but I can not afford that right now and I need something to get by at least for 8 months (I have a mx 420 64mb card now).

    Jackson

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    Re: yep another noob that needs help with picking out a video card

    I didn't have a chance to look through your list, but I personally have a ATI Radeon 9800 XT. The XT is a little pricey, but it takes games like counter strike and eats 'em up.
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    Re: yep another noob that needs help with picking out a video card

    Check out this guide and then narrow down your search yourself...

    http://graphics.tomshardware.com/gra...110/index.html

    Also, instead of just giving a bunch of links, give us a little briefing as to what each link is for. Some of the links you gave could have been weeded out just by the name/ram specs of the card.

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    Re: yep another noob that needs help with picking out a video card

    I think that I am going to go with: http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProdu...-150-080&depa=1 any objections let me know please.

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    Re: yep another noob that needs help with picking out a video card

    Quote Originally Posted by Jackson_T
    I think that I am going to go with: http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProdu...-150-080&depa=1 any objections let me know please.
    "We're sorry, that page doesn't exist."

    What card is it?

    Wait, was it this one? XFX nVIDIA GeForce 6600GT Video Card, 128MB GDDR3, 128-Bit, Dual DVI, AGP 8X, Model "PVT43AND" -RETAIL $225

    If you're gonna go with a little known brand, you might as well get the cheapest: EVGA nVIDIA GeForce 6600GT Video Card, 128MB GDDR3, 128-Bit, DVI/TV-Out, AGP 8X, Model "128-A8-N350" -RETAIL $219 ($6 could pay for shipping!) BTW, I just bought an EVGA card and am very pleased with it. I've only had it for a week now, but it's very sturdily made and I have no reason to believe that it's of any lesser quality than, say, Asus...

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    Re: yep another noob that needs help with picking out a video card

    Quote Originally Posted by CingularDuality
    "We're sorry, that page doesn't exist."

    What card is it?

    Wait, was it this one? XFX nVIDIA GeForce 6600GT Video Card, 128MB GDDR3, 128-Bit, Dual DVI, AGP 8X, Model "PVT43AND" -RETAIL $225

    If you're gonna go with a little known brand, you might as well get the cheapest: EVGA nVIDIA GeForce 6600GT Video Card, 128MB GDDR3, 128-Bit, DVI/TV-Out, AGP 8X, Model "128-A8-N350" -RETAIL $219 ($6 could pay for shipping!) BTW, I just bought an EVGA card and am very pleased with it. I've only had it for a week now, but it's very sturdily made and I have no reason to believe that it's of any lesser quality than, say, Asus...

    It was the XFX is that ok?

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    Re: yep another noob that needs help with picking out a video card

    Quote Originally Posted by Jackson_T
    It was the XFX is that ok?
    Never heard of XFX... That other card is the same thing, only it's $6 cheaper: EVGA nVIDIA GeForce 6600GT Video Card, 128MB GDDR3, 128-Bit, DVI/TV-Out, AGP 8X, Model "128-A8-N350" -RETAIL $219 ($6 could pay for shipping!)

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    Re: yep another noob that needs help with picking out a video card

    noticed one of the cards you linked was a 128bit 9800pro

    NEVER BUY THAT ONE

    make sure its 256bit
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    Re: yep another noob that needs help with picking out a video card

    why the 6600gt is 128 bit?

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    Re: yep another noob that needs help with picking out a video card

    yeah thats a bottem end cut down card.... but its 128bit DDR3 @ 1000mhz which is MUCH faster than a 9800pros.

    a 9800pro is a 256bit card, Sapphire cut it down to 128bit and still named it the pro to make money out of people that didnt understand.

    anyway Why you getting a 6600gt?
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    Re: yep another noob that needs help with picking out a video card

    Quote Originally Posted by Overlag
    yeah thats a bottem end cut down card.... but its 128bit DDR3 @ 1000mhz which is MUCH faster than a 9800pros.

    a 9800pro is a 256bit card, Sapphire cut it down to 128bit and still named it the pro to make money out of people that didnt understand.

    anyway Why you getting a 6600gt?

    Well out of research ex:

    http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Ha...agp/print.html

    and sugggestions from other forums.

    ex: http://www.computerforum.com/showthread.php?t=6236

    ex: http://forums.devhardware.com/t33160/s.html

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    Re: yep another noob that needs help with picking out a video card

    Yeah, the 66oo gt seems like it competes well with everything except the 6800 and for almost half the price, well.

    http://graphics.tomshardware.com/gra...gt-agp-08.html
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