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post #21 of 46
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Originally Posted by Jhanfosho View Post
uh oh. How would i know if they have vista drivers?
How dense are you? How do you normally get drivers.
post #22 of 46
Run a 3870 & a Q6600, that would ft your budget.
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E6300 3.5GHz Biostar TP35D2-A7 Sapphire Radeon HD 3870 2x1GB TeamXtreme D9's 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB 7200.10 LG H22L Windows XP SP2 Samsung 226BW 
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post #23 of 46
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Originally Posted by thealmightyone View Post
How dense are you? How do you normally get drivers.
Well seeing as though this is my first build and i have never had to download drivers before...i'm pretty dense when it comes to stuff like this.
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Q6600 Evga 680i Evga 8800GT 512MB 2GB OCZ Reaper DDR2-800 
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250GB Seagate Samsung SH-S203N 19" Gateway LCD Corsair 620HX 
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Q6600 Evga 680i Evga 8800GT 512MB 2GB OCZ Reaper DDR2-800 
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250GB Seagate Samsung SH-S203N 19" Gateway LCD Corsair 620HX 
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post #24 of 46
theres usually a CD that comes with your parts, and a Radeon HD 3870, and 3850, would also be decent alternatives compared to 8800gt, IMO snag a 3870 if u see it for $180, or snag a 8800gt if u see it for $250 8800gt>3870
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250gb Samsung 850 Pro SATA LG DVD Burner Windows 10 Pro X64 23" Asus 144hz 
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Ryzen 5 1600 Asrock B350 Fatal1ty ITX Asus GTX1060 G.Skill 8gb 3000mhz 
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250gb Samsung 850 Pro SATA LG DVD Burner Windows 10 Pro X64 23" Asus 144hz 
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post #25 of 46
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Q6600 Evga 680i Evga 8800GT 512MB 2GB OCZ Reaper DDR2-800 
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250GB Seagate Samsung SH-S203N 19" Gateway LCD Corsair 620HX 
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Q6600 Evga 680i Evga 8800GT 512MB 2GB OCZ Reaper DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveMonitorPower
250GB Seagate Samsung SH-S203N 19" Gateway LCD Corsair 620HX 
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post #26 of 46
Reason I took the 3870 is because it was 230$ compared to 275+ for a GT. Not to mention ATI's superior image quality.
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250GB 7200.10 LG H22L Windows XP SP2 Samsung 226BW 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB 7200.10 LG H22L Windows XP SP2 Samsung 226BW 
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post #27 of 46
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hmm...so 3870?
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Q6600 Evga 680i Evga 8800GT 512MB 2GB OCZ Reaper DDR2-800 
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250GB Seagate Samsung SH-S203N 19" Gateway LCD Corsair 620HX 
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Black TT Armor 
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Q6600 Evga 680i Evga 8800GT 512MB 2GB OCZ Reaper DDR2-800 
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250GB Seagate Samsung SH-S203N 19" Gateway LCD Corsair 620HX 
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Black TT Armor 
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post #28 of 46
The 3870 should get better with driver releases, possibly performance on par with the 8800GT.
I got 2 VisionTek 3870s coming in the mail from dell, I ordered them before the price raise though. The cheapest 3870 on newwegg is $250 but they're out of stock.
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i5 3570k ASUS z77 Sabertooth MSI Twin Frozr II 6950 2GB Xtream 2 x 4GB 
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Raptor Megahalems Windows 7 64-bit Catleap Q270 
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post #29 of 46
If you want to stay on the single card rout, the 8800GT is the answer, if you're willing to spend extra money for dual cards, the 3870s will out preform the 8800GTs.
post #30 of 46
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Originally Posted by Jhanfosho View Post
Well seeing as though this is my first build and i have never had to download drivers before...i'm pretty dense when it comes to stuff like this.
If you have never downloaded drivers before, I would be worried about you trying to start a whole new build...
Laptop...awesome.
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Intel Core 2 Duo T6400 2.0G AS6930-6942 NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GS 512MB 4GB DDR2 667 
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250GB DVD Super Multi Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit 16" Acer CineCrystal LCD 
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Laptop...awesome.
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Intel Core 2 Duo T6400 2.0G AS6930-6942 NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GS 512MB 4GB DDR2 667 
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250GB DVD Super Multi Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit 16" Acer CineCrystal LCD 
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Charger Acer Aspire AS6930-6942 
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