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Help choosing new vid card

Fenris

OSNN Senior Addict
#1
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
 

Sazar

F@H - Is it in you?
Staff member
Political User
#2
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 :)
 
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Bronx Bomber

Guest
#4
just to comment on your hdd, i have the exact same one and i love it. havent found anything wrong with it yet.
 
#5
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.
 

Fenris

OSNN Senior Addict
#6
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 :)
 
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adamg

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#8
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.
 
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nycyankii

Guest
#9
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)
 

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