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April 8, 2007 1:21:12 AM

Can someone please recommend some video cards for me? I’m going to build an Intel PC after the April price cuts and maybe try to over-clock it for additional performance. I have never played a game on my PC (other than Freecell). I use my PC as follows:

Using/surfing the web – 50%
Word/excel/outlook – 20%
Photoshop – 15%
Movies/videos – 15%

Should I just buy a MB with integrated video?

Thanks in advance!
April 8, 2007 1:25:50 AM

integrated = never, nope, nada...dont even thing about it!


so you dont want to play games on ur pc??? in that case any pic-e card will work for the stuff you want to do.


for web surfing, watching movies and stuff even a x1300 or lower would run fine.
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April 8, 2007 1:36:12 AM

Not seeing why you would OC a system for web surfing, word and excel. It seems to me that while you never had played games you possibly may want to someday? :wink:

If you are running Vista aeroglass, you want a little 3d power at least. Something like a passive 7600GS would fill this need, be silent and consume very little power. Building in April, you are just a little ahead of a whole new crop of cards.
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April 8, 2007 2:26:53 AM

Thanks for the reply! I like the idea of silent (instead of a loud fan noise). Also, I intend to run Vista Ultimate. Can you tell me a bit about the new cards coming out? Are they worth waiting for (I'm not in a hurry). Thanks.
April 8, 2007 2:28:26 AM

Wouldn't overclocking speed everything up on my PC, or is that only really for gaming?
April 8, 2007 3:35:03 AM

Stock CPU's are good enough to do that easily.
April 8, 2007 4:05:23 AM

7600GS would be the best here is a nice silent one for 100$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Want something a little cheaper but just as powerful? X1300XT is good.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

X1600PRO is also good here is the silent verison
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Personally i would go with ATI specially for what your doing there cards allow the best performance and image quality, plus there drivers are far better then Nvidia's silly Control panel.
April 8, 2007 8:52:16 AM

Quote:
Wouldn't overclocking speed everything up on my PC, or is that only really for gaming?


overclocking you cpu...yes it would.
overclocking your Graphics.....uhhhh....no, just games.

the x1600 pro looks good, and i like how they put the heatpipes and spreader on the back, as the card will be face down, so the heat can go straight up and get blown out of the pc.
April 8, 2007 9:41:55 AM

Get a higher end video card,somthng that supports HDCP and you should be good to go.NVIDIA has a few cards that support HDCP,but so does ATI.I think the ATI card might be cheaper for you.Goodluck.

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