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New Build with Old Video Card?

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January 24, 2008 2:03:35 AM

I'm planning on building a new computer but I'm considering using my old All-in-Wonder Radeon 9800 Pro. Here's what I'm looking at right now. (Computer will be used for gaming in addition to TV and general internet usage.)

Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
$69.99 with rebate

GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
$89.99

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor - Retail
$277.99

G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
$46.99

Creative Sound Blaster SB0570 Audigy SE 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail
$29.99

Logitech X-140 5 watts 2.0 Speaker - Retail
$26.99

Thermaltake Purepower W0100RU ATX 12V 2.0 500W Power Supply 115/ 230 V UL, CUL, TUV, FCC, and CB certification - Retail
$69.99

Western Digital Raptor WD1500ADFD 150GB 10,000 RPM 16MB Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM
$169.99

All-in-Wonder Radeon 9800 Pro
$0.00

Total: $781.92

I already have the monitor/keyboard/mouse that I want. My question is, is it worth using my old video card? I want to keep the additional capabilities of the All-in-Wonder, but would it be best to just buy a new video card along with TV Tuner card?

Also, does my build look good? Would the E8400 be a better value even if I don't plan on overclocking?

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January 24, 2008 3:18:38 AM

Your motherboard would be limited to about one choice if you want to use the old video card, that being the AsRock 4CoreDual-SATA2. If you want any modern gaming you would need a new video card, and a new TV Tuner would also net you some better picture quality.
January 24, 2008 10:40:10 PM

Gravemind is right, but you can get like an 8600nvidia card for less than $100 and will run circles around a 9800pro... I know because I had that card a LONG LONG time ago.... Don't build around your old video card, you will regret it.
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