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Best Video Card Selection?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
October 8, 2008 8:03:06 PM

What is the best video card out of this list? Or could I do better for my computer? Is there anythin else I need to know before purchasing one these video cards?

My Specs

Monitor: DELL E173FP [Monitor] (17.1"vis, s/n D542858P091S, August 2005) 1280 x 1024
Motherboard = Asrock 775Dual-880 Pro
Intel (R)
Pentium 4 3.00 GHz
2.99GHz 2GB of RAM (DDR 2 PC2 4200)
Current Graphics Card = Matrox Graphics Millenium II PCI
Power Supply = Model LC-8460BTX, 450W
Windows XP Professional
Direct X 9.C

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October 9, 2008 5:12:02 AM

ATI Radeon 4850 or Geforce 9800GTX+ should be suffice
October 9, 2008 7:34:49 PM

my motherboard doesn't support those video cards...only games i want to play on this computer is Gears of War, Far Cry, and what video card would be sufficient that is supported on my mobo?
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October 10, 2008 4:11:24 AM

hmm.. go with GeForce 7800GTX. It's the best card your mobo can support.
October 13, 2008 10:47:53 PM

bump...I can't find that video card on newegg or tigerdirect...can anyone help? is this really the best card that my mobo can support since i can't find it on those sites?
October 14, 2008 1:21:39 AM

Which country are you in?

According to asrock the best graphic card that your mobo supports is the 7800GTX. I rekon you upgrade your mobo and stay away from asrock because even though they're overclockable, their PCI-E video card is very limited. I went with asrock at first thinking it was cheap but I got screwed over and swapped it with a Asus P5Q motherboard. My mobo was 4CORE2DUAL-SATA which did not support PCI-E gen 2.0 bios which ment 8800GT cards and up were not supported and I had to flash it to a Gen1 Bios to get it to work which if I didn't have another mobo at home that supports Gen2 bios my card would've been toast.
October 14, 2008 3:03:01 PM

I'm in the USA, how bout the 8600GT or 8600GTS that are on the list also, aren't those better?
October 14, 2008 5:39:28 PM

Depends whether or not you're going with vista. If you're staying on XP till Windows 7 arrives, then 7800GTX will easily overpower a 8600GT or GTS.

The power of 8600GT/GTS is equivalent to 7600GT/GTS with a bit more power but not significant.

The major change in the 8000 series is that it includes DX10.

I think that series might have been discontinued.

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October 14, 2008 5:51:18 PM

Actually, I'm quite sure the Radeon X1900XT is better than the 7800GTX in games. So go for that if you can find it. Either one will be fine.