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I'd get a new monitor. I think you can get a 22" widescreen for that.
already have one. the hp w2207.

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If he isn't a heavy gamer that might be good. But if he is then the 7500 powering a 22' is just gonna be wayyy slow
yea it does suck lol. i can get decent framerates on half life 2 but no AA. fear is barely playable at 1280x720 at medium settings.



now im seriously considering an x1950xt, but is there a better card from nvidia that i can get for about the same price?
and about the hx520 psu, can it handle an 8800gtx if i get one down the road?
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post #22 of 33
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now im seriously considering an x1950xt.
and about the hx520 psu, can it handle an 8800gtx if i get one down the road.
It can handle a 8800GTX just fine. Its big bro (620W version) can handle a 8800GTX SLi setup too
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post #23 of 33
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ok so im definitely gonna get a Corsair HX520.
so thats $107.96 right there.

so for ~$142.04 what is the best gaming graphics card i can get?

everyones saying x1950pro or xt. i dont think i can get an xt for that cheap a price so whats the best version of the x1950pro that i can afford?
is there a better card from nvidia at that price?

also im using windows vista 32bit. i heard that ati runs into some problems on vista, i hope someone can clarify that for me.
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post #24 of 33
For the price x1950pro is your best option.

Ati I heard runs into problems when running OpenGL games (Doom 3 engines, for example), otherwise they're just as bad as Nvidia's

Also this X1950XT comes at 149 after the mail in rebate.

7950 GT is at 149 as well after mail in rebate, but the X1950XT will probably perform better.
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post #25 of 33
get a PC P&C 750 silencer, it is pricey, but it will last you for years and years
post #26 of 33
I would get:

-ATi Radeon X1950Pro Graphics Card ($115)
-OCZ GameXStream 600W Power Supply ($110)

Then you'll have a sick system. The only thing your system is suffering from is a terrible PSU and a slow graphics Card. If you fix those you'll be able to play any game at your monitor's resoltuion very nicely.

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post #27 of 33
either:

ATI Radeon X1950 Pro
NVidia GeForce 7900GS
NVidia GeForce 8600GT
    
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post #28 of 33
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Originally Posted by Ninja_Boy View Post
I would get:

-ATi Radeon X1950Pro Graphics Card ($115)
-OCZ GameXStream 600W Power Supply ($110)

Then you'll have a sick system. The only thing your system is suffering from is a terrible PSU and a slow graphics Card. If you fix those you'll be able to play any game at your monitor's resoltuion very nicely.

Ninja
Do not get the OCZ GXS 600/700W. They have horrible ripple problems.
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post #29 of 33
Get a decent Psu and save up some more money for a killer g card! :S
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Rosewill doesn't make very good PSUs so no, I'm not

EDIT:

Way to add that in at the last minute. Just because I hate intel doesn't mean I don't have a real computer
lol, I'm not going to flame you or anything, but I my friend got a rosewill 600w psu, and it was rather impressive...it was really heavy (which I hear is a good thing), and it didn't blow up when I plugged it in. He's running a 3600+ x2, 2gb of ram, a 250gb hd, and an 8600GTS on it. I also recommended the Rosewill 550w psu to a friend of mine who got an X1950XT. It's done him well, and it was certainly better than his old one.

I'm not going to say the Corsair psus are inferior, but the Rosewill isn't a bad buy either.
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