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    getting a new graphics card

    well im working on making my computer into a mid range low budget gaming pc and i figured id start of with a graphics card
    atm i have a shitty geforce 6150 SE integrated GPU that can only handle stuff like halo 1 high, call of duty 1 high, and amazingly left 4 dead with med-low settings
    i was largely considering a geforce 8600 GT
    Newegg.com - JATON Video-PX8600GT-256 GeForce 8600 GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
    so does anyone have any experience with the 8600 GT?

    if you wanted to know im completely stock beside my sound card

    vista home premium
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ 2.6Ghz
    nvidia 6100v chipset
    2GB DDR2 RAM (with vista home premium it only handle 4GB ram max thats including graphics card ram so i cant get 4)
    ECS Iris8 motherboard
    WD 500GB HDD
    sound blaster audigy LS

    yes i know its not the best but im not trying to make some monster gaming machine just something for the occasional gaming

    (sorry i didnt see a section for electronics)


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    lol dude

    i have a fucking Nvidia geforce 5200 FX

    and i can play CSS CA and WR

    i use my 360 for games like call of duty and gears of war and halo..

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    As long as your pc supports PCI-X (express) then go for it. It's like one of the best (CoD4 capable).

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    ya i have express x16


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    I had an ATI radeon 9600 graphics card. When i brought it home i figured out it doesnt fit in my computer... Sighhh back to family chipset. Dont complain about your computer its betta than mines.

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    Then get it.


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    is there much of a difference between the GT and the GTS?


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    8600GTS is faster because of it uses higher core clock. GT uses less at like 540/1400 mHz I think, from the last I looked into it (I was gonna buy one, unfortunately I don't have PCI-X on my motherboard :/)

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    then odds are i wouldnt be able to play GTA4 <.<
    meh that wasnt my main goal i wanted to be able to play stuff like halo 3, CoD4, farcry 2...things like that even if there not on high settings =/


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    I dont know how much more the gts is but I would get that over the gt.

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    the GTS is $70 and i would get it but i need to upgrade my PSU before i can do that (min req surpass what i have by like 100 or so watts -.-)
    i dont plan on getting everything close together...i was gonna buy the stuff like a month or 2 apart so i was gonna get a GT to hold me over till i can get something better later on down the line

    Newegg.com - EVGA 256-P2-N762-TR GeForce 8600 GTS 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards


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    You should just get what you need for the gts instead of wasting money (and time). Just my opinion.

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    you dont know how much id like to do that but im so fucking impatient sometimes =/
    and a professional procrastinator -.- so ill say ill get the PSU in a month or 2 but might not for 6+ >_<

    fuck it im about to break down the GTS and a PSU -.-
    Last edited by megaflcl; 01-20-2009 at 06:06 PM.


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