Right Graphics Card???Help!?

March 1, 2009 at 05:10:35
Specs: XP Pro, 2.792 GHz / 1278 MB
Im getting this motherboard...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

its in the mail right now. It has on-board Raedon HD3200. But I really want to go towards the Nvidia way. I want a 512 PCI Express, and "bang for my buck would be great" Im building a budget gaming rig. "Budget" being a key phrase! Anyways thanks for any help. (also getting 4gigs of ram) (<---if this info is needed)


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#1
March 1, 2009 at 08:04:27
Why are you making this so difficult? ATI is making the best bang for your buck cards right now but if you want an nVidia card, get one!

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...


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#2
March 1, 2009 at 13:42:40
bro calm down man...you don't need to make a big deal out of it. I just want to get it right thats all. If its so difficult don't bother answering my questions then. I'll ask somewhere else. i donn't wanna spend 80 dollars...wait a week and find out its not the right card. I just wanna get it right the first time...that is why I keep double checking my info. If its a big deal? forget about it...

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#3
March 2, 2009 at 09:51:47
jam's responses are blunt (like so many other IT guys i know). it takes getting used to. but he's a valuable wealth of information as well.

i should mention that $80 is not a lot to spend on a card. your budget video card will run $50-$150, mid range $200-$400, with high end hitting as high as $600.

ATI does have more and better options at the mid-range, especially in terms of "bang for the buck." In the last year or so, though, nVIDIA has gotten better at releasing mid-range cards instead of only high-end models. either way, you can find a great new card that will make whatever you currently have look like crayola scrawls.


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#4
March 2, 2009 at 12:08:35
I wasn't trying to be a prick (or "blunt" as you put it), it's just that we've gone back & forth about this build for days & just when I thought it was all straightened out, jif starts asking questions about SLi, different power supplies, now different video cards.

jif, if you prefer nVidia, that's fine. There's no reason it won't work in the 780G board. However, had I known from the start that you wanted an nVidia video card, I *may* have recommended a different motherboard.

The link I posted in response #1 should help you to choose the best card in your price range.


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#5
March 2, 2009 at 19:31:01
okay thanks
yea he has taught me a lot so far just a bit rough man. I understand jam thank you for everything but like I said this is my first time and I would like to get it right. id rather ask you SOME questions now then be stuck with all these problems that need answering,

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#6
March 3, 2009 at 08:41:30
no matter what you do, once your rig is built you'll have a nice long list of things you would have done differently. at least, i always do.

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#7
March 5, 2009 at 17:19:36
Hopefully you got in on the price drops. The X2 7750 is now just $60 & there's several good deals on video cards too.

http://promotions.newegg.com/NEemai...


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#8
March 6, 2009 at 08:19:54
The X2 7750 just dropped to $55 shipped!

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#9
March 6, 2009 at 10:12:55
"The X2 7750 just dropped to $55 shipped!"

This is gettin' to be unberable. 135 bucks for a 780G motherboard, X2 7750, and 4Gb 1066. Add a HD3450 to take advantage of hybrid crossfire for another $20 and add a good psu deal to complete all the core components for a solid system.

All for about $200? Sounds like a helluva good place to start to me...

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#10
March 6, 2009 at 17:26:30
"This is gettin' to be unberable"

must....not....pull....trigger....


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#11
March 7, 2009 at 00:14:49
yup I havent ordered yet haha was going to but I changed my mobo to the ASUS M4A78 Pro better support..a bit higher in price but worth it and its the 780 chipset like "JAM" recommended. So I hope its worth it. Gonna wait and make this my $420 Project budget Build. Everything Except the case. LOL Dirt Cheap.

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#12
March 7, 2009 at 06:31:02
You doubled the cost of the board...why? All 780G boards perform virtually the same. Don't get me wrong, ASUS makes good boards..I'm using one right now. And one of my other machines has an ECS board flashed with a BIOSTAR BIOS. I'm really not in the market for a new system, but I have been considering building a cheap HTPC. The 780G/X2 7750 would be perfect. Actually, I'm kicking myself for not jumping on the TUL (or AFOX) 780G board for less than $50 at Geeks.com when I had the chance. The deal is long gone :(

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#13
March 7, 2009 at 08:01:43
Here's a video card deal I spotted:

http://www.frys.com/product/5837943...


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