Help choosing new vid card

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Fenris, Nov 2, 2003.

  1. Fenris

    Fenris OSNN Senior Addict

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    Im searching for a good vid card to put in the computer i am going to build...i have priced everything but the vid card and case at the moment it is $1005 so i was looking for a vid card around $300.

    Any ideas on which one i should choose?

    Also any ideas on a $50 case? I cant decide what case to get yet


    Here is the computer I am building if it makes a diffrence on which card to buy.


    Lite On 52x32x52 Black Color CDRW Drive LTR-52327S - OEM $34

    AMD ATHLON XP 2800 "Barton" 333 FSB PROCESSOR CPU- OEM $136

    WD WESTERN DIGITAL "SPECIAL EDITION" 120GB 7200RPM EIDE HARD DRIVE
    MODEL # WD1200JB - OEM, DRIVE ONLY $104

    GEIL DDR RAM 512MB PC-3200 Value 400MHz Ultra $87

    GEIL DDR RAM 512MB PC-3200 Value 400MHz Ultra $87

    ABIT NF7-S $112

    Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy 2 - RETAIL $129

    Logitech Z-680 5.1 Metallic Silver Speaker 500Watt THX Certified
    with Dolby Digital - RETAIL $284

    LITE-ON XJ-HD166S/XJ-HD165H 16X DVD ROM Drive $31.99
     
  2. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    for around $300 you can either buy an all-in-wonder 9700pro OR you can try and get a 9800pro... :)

    btw.. for the speakers consider the new 5300's from logitech.. they are about $100 cheaper than the ones you are getting and have well over 500 watts output :) a nice set...

    btw... can you post the link to the site you got your memory from ?

    I am considering some purchases and that looks quite nice :)
     
  3. Fenris

    Fenris OSNN Senior Addict

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    Ok ill look in too one of those 2 cards....just noticed i forgot to get a powersupply lol those are kind of important.

    All the prices are off of http://www.newegg.com they have some good sales right now it seems
     
  4. Bronx Bomber

    Bronx Bomber Guest

    just to comment on your hdd, i have the exact same one and i love it. havent found anything wrong with it yet.
     
  5. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    Ditto on the HD had mine for 2 weeks. Got it for $108-$50=$58 WD rebate (helluva sale). Saw it for $69 after rebate this weekend (compusa, best buy, circuit city or officemax can't remember which).

    Best Buy has the lite on (not black) for $19.95 this week. Or there is a lite-on combo cdrw/dvd player for less than the $66 seperate ones. Lite-on is making great optical drives. good backup capability, quiet and inexpensive.

    Go Antec or Enlight on the power supplies. If a power supply craps out it can take the entire PC with it. Spend the extra.
     
  6. Fenris

    Fenris OSNN Senior Addict

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    alright thanks for the info ill start searching for which stores had the big rebates this week. only live a block from circuit city hope its them :)
     
  7. Black-Syth

    Black-Syth Comalies

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    Prepare for an online revelation my friend.

    HERE LIES GOD!

    www.pricewatch.com

    Have fun! ;)
     
  8. adamg

    adamg Guest

    One also to look into perhaps...a Nvidia FX5900 non-Ultra such as the Leadtek A350. Should give roughly the performance of an ATI Radeon 9700 Pro.
     
  9. nycyankii

    nycyankii Guest

    There's a cheap 5900FX non ultra at newegg.com for only $195.00, free shipping, and it doesn't take up a PCI slot (not like the first PCI slot is used though)
     
  10. coathanger007

    coathanger007 Tomorrow Tweaking Today

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