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post #1 of 10 Old 02-07-2006, 09:19 PM - Thread Starter
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Im in the process of looking for a new videocard for my pc. It currently has a x600 pro 256 meg Radeon that came with the system. I know it only has 4 pixel pipelines and its really hurting my performance. I don't care if its an ATI or Nvidia
card, im just looking for something better. The only special needs for the card are that is PCI-E and it has to work with a 300 watt PSU. I would perfer something in the sub 150 dollar range.

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post #2 of 10 Old 02-07-2006, 09:25 PM
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I doubt a PCI-E card (because at that price range, the card will be pretty power-consuming) will be able to run very well with a 300W PSU.

Here is a card to consider, nontheless.

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The eVGA 6600GT PCI-e is $135, but you will have to upgrade your PSU. A good solid PSU is essential to stable system performance. Get a crappy one, or overload one, and it could literaly explode, and take other parts out with it.

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This would be a Grea card ... has 12 pipelines it fast ... ATI...for under 150$!!! Its a x800GTO check it out

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102660

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I would advise saving for the new age DX10 cards and updated system

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Another point to make It has 256Megs and 256 bit memory interface Unlike the weak 6600gt

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Thanks, im thinking of changing the power supply. I need some recommendations. The pc is a HP Media Center m1095c.

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Im looking at this card at moment. Any thoughts?

http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/...e=GV-NX66256DP

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I think it's not a very good deal. I don't think it's a lot faster than your x600.

I would chose something based on x800GT/GTO wich are usualy very overclockable and maybe you can unlock some extra pipes. If nVidia is your thing maybe a 6600GT, but that wouldn't be a huge improvement over your curent rig. A 6800XT would beat a 6600GT at higher res.

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