Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

What Kind of Graphics Card should I get?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
Share
April 22, 2007 11:12:19 PM

Hey Everyone,

I'm buying a pretty good pc and have met my limit but didnt think about the Graphics card.

I'm right on budget with :

e6300 Core 2 Duo Processor
Stock Fan (will upgrade)
P5B-Deluxe P965 WIFI
4GB RAM DDR2 800
320GB Maxtor/Seagate 7200 RPM 16m Cache HD
LG DVD Recorder 18x
Apevia X-Cruiser Black Case
PoWork Extra Quiet 600W power supply
Onboard Network
Onboard Sound
Keyboard (wont use $2)
Mouse (wont use $2)
Speakers (wont use $6)

** WITH NO OPERATING SYSTEM 8O **

I got the minimal:

GeForce 7100GS 128Mb PCI EXpress 16X dual head, tv out


What should I get/do to get a better VGA card? I know I should probably downgrade some stuff but I get ripped off if I get what other buy... like 2gb ram 800 is $100 less... lol

WHAT SHOULD I DO!??!?!?!?

More about : kind graphics card

April 23, 2007 2:03:24 AM

Quote:
Hey Everyone,

I'm buying a pretty good pc and have met my limit but didnt think about the Graphics card.

I'm right on budget with :

e6300 Core 2 Duo Processor
Stock Fan (will upgrade)
P5B-Deluxe P965 WIFI
4GB RAM DDR2 800
320GB Maxtor/Seagate 7200 RPM 16m Cache HD
LG DVD Recorder 18x
Apevia X-Cruiser Black Case
PoWork Extra Quiet 600W power supply
Onboard Network
Onboard Sound
Keyboard (wont use $2)
Mouse (wont use $2)
Speakers (wont use $6)

** WITH NO OPERATING SYSTEM 8O **

I got the minimal:

GeForce 7100GS 128Mb PCI EXpress 16X dual head, tv out


What should I get/do to get a better VGA card? I know I should probably downgrade some stuff but I get ripped off if I get what other buy... like 2gb ram 800 is $100 less... lol

WHAT SHOULD I DO!??!?!?!?


Get a cheaper motherboard, something like this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Get 2 gigs of ram instead, and upgrade later if needed. Get an E6420 instead of the E6300, due to the 4 mb cache and the higher clock/multiplier.

And for a video card, I would wait till R600 comes out. Though if you're impatient, I would get something like an 8800 GTS 320 MB, going for around 250-260 bucks.

So lets see, 90 bucks difference in the motherboard, 100 bucks difference in the ram...I would say this makes your system much more balanced.
April 23, 2007 2:36:03 AM

Ill try to wait for another 200-300 bucks and then get a good VGA card. I like the current config cause the e6300 will OC really high, i gt the best motherboard to do so and its $200 for 2GB of ram and $308 for 4GBs... so i'd rather get 4... and i cant pay it. Ill wait for another 200-300 and get something like the x1950 XTX, ill try to get it cheap on ebay.

I probably should build my system but I dont want to mess the whole thing up...
!