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ok so i'm building a computer (well more like assembling one. pfft noob. yes you read correctly mark) and was wondering what is better even though i already know. on board graphics with 512mb out of 1 gb of system ram dedicated to it or spending the extra $75 and buying a half decent graphics card. yes he intends to use it for gaming. mark your a noob
    
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post #2 of 16
You can Spend $50 or less on a 6600 that will run fine.

On board is hardly an option. Plus, I my mobo didn't come with onboard graphics... Some do some don't? I duno...

Anyway hope it helps
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post #3 of 16
A dedicated G-card will be better than onboard anyday mate TBH.
post #4 of 16
extra 75$ for extra card.
If he can afford it, definetly, HECK, even 40$ for a used X800* or 6800* series card. if possible avoid getting a board WITH onboard video, they sometimes cause "problems". a friend's mobo's integrated video died and he cant even use pci slots for video so....

What is the current specs he's looking at?
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post #5 of 16
get a 8400GS. should allow for some gaming. not much, but at least it takes the load of the CPU and RAM.
great for playing HD video.
post #6 of 16
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he has a $1500 budget. everybody call mark a noob

so far he's got core 2 duo e6600
1 gb kingston valueram
Seagate 320Gb x2
this case http://www.orleanscomputers.com/shop...=1242&catid=39
this motherboard http://www.orleanscomputers.com/shop...=1189&catid=61
ect

obtw now he is stuck with ati
    
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post #7 of 16
Onboard won't even run most newer games because it doesnt support some of the features they require.

A 75$ card will atleast run the games on low.

masher is a noob, mark is cool.
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post #8 of 16
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he has a $1500 budget. everybody call mark a noob
a 1500$ budget and he doesnt want an 8800? lol
post #9 of 16
1500 and he is looking at onboard? Unless it is just being used for productivity, office, stuff he can splurge and get a halfway decent card. I wouldn't go for the current generation cards because you can get a lot better bang out of your dollar going for something a little older. I'd say you should at least look at something in the 125 range. Drop the processor down a notch if you need to. Then overclock it to get back to where you wanted!
post #10 of 16
thats what im saying. my rig cost me about the same. go for something similar.
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