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September 19, 2006 3:54:44 AM

Hi all ,First off thanx for all advice so far!
now for the reason for this post,I was in micro center the other day and was "browsing"(for like 2 hrs Wink ) when I heard them announce an addiitonal 25% of ALL yellow tag clearance items,I trotted back to the off the shelf pc section and ended up with a pavioilon m7470n

http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/shopping/product_deta...

for just over $600.00 us Laughing

will power be a issue??
what pci e-16x vid card would you recomend for less than $150.00 us

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September 19, 2006 6:48:16 AM

well that link directed me to the home page so i duno wat u bought, but assuming that you have PCI-E, X850XT US~$125, 7600GT US~$140

i would personally choose the 7600GT, but i think the X850XT runs better with more pipelines
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September 19, 2006 9:22:21 PM

Well, i dont know why anyone would buy an already built PC, but i guess now u know not to - no graphics card.

7600 GT for 150$, or 7900 GS for 200$. X1900XT 256Mb for 225$ is the best card on earth.
September 19, 2006 9:45:34 PM

For an OEM, that's a good price. Would have been even better if it came with the LCD.

I would stick with the 7600GT. It's much more power efficient than the X850XT and will compliment the rest of your system well.

I would go through and see how much bloatware you can remove from that machine.
September 20, 2006 1:29:36 AM

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Well, i dont know why anyone would buy an already built PC, but i guess now u know not to - no graphics card.

7600 GT for 150$, or 7900 GS for 200$. X1900XT 256Mb for 225$ is the best card on earth.

for the price
September 20, 2006 1:30:37 AM

I only have a 300 watt PS//what about a x800 gt?
September 20, 2006 6:31:03 PM

300W is cutting it close but most OEMs list their PSU's actual wattage and not the MAX wattage on their PSUs so I think you'd be ok.

The 7600GT is a much better card than the X800GT but either should work.
September 21, 2006 2:11:37 AM

the big diffrence is cost between 7600gt and x800gt looks like bout $40 to $50 more but as they say "you get what you pay for" as to the bloatware 8) I did that right out of the box :D  are new egg and or tiger direct the best to shop for the 7600gt?or do you think i might get one on ebay?Ill poke around a bit and see thanx so far Anoobis
September 21, 2006 6:20:24 AM

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the big diffrence is cost between 7600gt and x800gt looks like bout $40 to $50

??? Could you be talking about the X1800GTO? If you plan to overclock the video card then this would be the card to get over the 7600GT. If you're not going to overclock, I'd stick with the 7600GT.

Stick with Newegg or ZipZoomFly. I do not care for Tigerdirect. eBay would be good if the card you're looking for is no longer available through the retail channels but 7600GTs can be easily found through retail stores online. Here's a BFG 7600GT for $114 after a mail-in rebate. Another nice card to consider would be this Sapphire Radeon X850XT PE. These two cards trade blows against each depending on the game. The X850XT only lacks the ShaderModel 3.0 Support (meaning no HDR) the 7600GT has, but for $120 it's a nice deal.

Either card will stomp the X800GT if that's the card you meant.
September 21, 2006 7:29:39 AM

kool ,looks like the x850gt will work ,
,Im looking into power since the oem i have is ,according to a hp forum 19 amps on the 12v rail and most basic 350's are like 12 amps so i should be ok for power.
I got to sleep for work ill chat at you tommorow bud and THANX again so far!
September 21, 2006 2:56:20 PM

Quote:
Well, i dont know why anyone would buy an already built PC, but i guess now u know not to - no graphics card.

7600 GT for 150$, or 7900 GS for 200$. X1900XT 256Mb for 225$ is the best card on earth.

for the price

Totally untrue.
You can "build" ur own PC on paper on many sites, wich will give u the same discount as those pre-built name models give, and u can get what u want other then have to have someone else do it for u.

Plus, if u research the subject u can find the best price/performance models, wich put together dont even require a discount as their coupled price would be much lower anyway. But thats if u want to do the work, wich for me is half the fun.
September 21, 2006 5:13:17 PM

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kool ,looks like the x850gt will work

Sorry, but graphics cards are where you really do not want to mess up your terminology here.

I think you mean the X850XT. To my knowledge there is no X850GT. I think your PSU will be sufficient for either the 7600GT or the X850XT and I think you will be happy with either card.
September 21, 2006 8:41:35 PM

I want to thank youAnoobisfor all your help! :D  I think ill go with the x850xt as i only play older games like :wink: diablo lod and a bit of starcaft most of what I do is movie related and i do have a hdtv that i will be using w/ my card
September 21, 2006 9:32:27 PM

Whoa! You didn't mention HDTV before. What resolution? I'm no expert in that area. I suggest sending a Private Message to either Cleeve, GeneticWeapon, Pauldh, Raven 87, or TheGreatGrapeApe (that's in alpha order gentlemen). I'm not sure which card would be a better choice when you throw HDTV into the mix. My guess would be the 7600GT but only because the 7600GT I owned noted that it was HDTV ready on the box, but the X850XT might be just as good. I know the 7600GT I linked to notes that it does have a HDTV/S-Video out. It's just an area I'm not familiar with when it comes to graphics cards :oops:  ...yet.
September 21, 2006 9:50:35 PM

Ill only probally be using the s-vid as the stuff I d-load is mostly older tv shows.(so im content w/ a hair above vhs quality :wink: )Ive been using s-vid from a ati 9550 in a diff pc for a while.Ill only be using component or s-vid as my comcast dvr uses the only dvi input in the hdtv.
September 21, 2006 11:08:22 PM

If that works for you then either card will work.
September 21, 2006 11:44:55 PM

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the big diffrence is cost between 7600gt and x800gt looks like bout $40 to $50 more but as they say "you get what you pay for" as to the bloatware 8) I did that right out of the box :D  are new egg and or tiger direct the best to shop for the 7600gt?or do you think i might get one on ebay?Ill poke around a bit and see thanx so far Anoobis


IMO, newegg is the best online store. They have low (sometimes the lowest) prices on items, and by far the best customer service (I've experienced this first-hand). They have this BFG 7600GT for $114 after a $30 MIR. The 7600GT is equal in speed to the X850XT, and it beats the whole X800 series, and it's the most power-efficient of the three.

And I'll second Anoobis' recommendation to go through and zap all the bloatware. You might want to reinstall Windows, just to be sure that you didn't miss anything.
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