PC Component Help - Graphics Card

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  1. salmonman78

    salmonman78 Mordin, my hero

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    Well, I am finally snagging a upgrade and its been forever since I've boughten a video card, and wanting some advice. I've been ATi forever but well, think I'm courting the Nvidia side now. It will be a PCI-E(1.0/regular)16x hopefully 512mb but having trouble figuring out what brand would be good quality without being too overly costly.

    Appreciate the input.
     
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    OmegaScourge Custom Made TFW2005 Supporter

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    Both are good...my current computer (its a older computer so it uses AGP) has a ATi Radeon in it.

    When i build my new computer (its gonna be either a Core 2 Duo or a Core 2 Quad), i plan on putting a nVIdia (most likely dual SLi).


    as for which card, what do you plan on doing with it....gaming, pictures, watching TV/DVD/BR...etc?
     
  3. salmonman78

    salmonman78 Mordin, my hero

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    Well wanting a good gaming card that won't break the bank either. Thinking of trying to find a mid-high range Nvidia this time around since I've been loyal to ATi but heard the nvidia side is greener lol.

    Thinking i might try and scrape up a tiny bit more, found a PNY GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI-E with SLI I think might be a better investment than some of the slightly cheaper ones.
     
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    you could always try a 8800gts by either evga or bfg, zotac seem to be a good brand as well. Just remember to get a g92 core and look into some aftermarket cooling, like the duo orb.
     

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