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Thread: Builiding an AMD 64 Computer...need a good video card...




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    ...Alright, I will start a new thread as not to piss anyone off.

    I'm looking to build a computer that can handle XP software and multiple programs and, of course, do a little gaming on the side (which is why I'm looking to only spend 250 or so on a card, not looking to get top of the line, just something to do a pretty good job). I'm going to put in an AMD 64 3200 + on a Gigabyte motherboard. I've pretty much located all the parts I want to use except the video card; I was looking at an ASUS nVidia FX5900, but I'm told that the ATI 9800 Pro is better (SAPPHIRE ATI RADEON 9800PRO Video Card). I'm just out to get some feedback from the people.

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    For help building a whole system, you would probably get good results in the "what should I buy" thread.

    For a video card, though, you'll probably be best with this Radeon 9800 Pro:
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...102-268&depa=0

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yawgm0th
    For help building a whole system, you would probably get good results in the "what should I buy" thread.

    For a video card, though, you'll probably be best with this Radeon 9800 Pro:
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...102-268&depa=0
    It's not like that; I already know what I want with the exception of the video card. My thinking, though I probably should have stated this fact, is that by coming to the tweaking section, I would be pointed to not only a good card but a card that can be overclocked.

    I've heard lots of ppl say the radeon 9800 pro. I'm startin to lean towards it. How does it handle overclocking?

    I also noticed that the retail version of this card has a huge heatsink on top of it while the OEM doesn't. I'm thinking two things right now: 1. that big mother @#$%!@ is going to get in my way and 2. that big mother @#$%!@ would be good for overclocking.

    hmmm...i'll drink on it.....

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    380/660..that is stock..i seen people go to 480/800...
    380/330 480/400

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    I haven't tried, so I don't know about OCing.

    If your budget is about $250, you don't have much choice. A Radeon 9800XT will be over $350, most likely, and Nvidia makes inferior cards at this price range.

    If you can spare a bit more money, this may be quite good:
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...102-340&depa=0

    It says it uses DDR2. I didn't know they made them with DDR2, so maybe someone else can help out there. But based on that, the reviews, and the fact that it's 256 MB instead of 128, it looks quite good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AsianBatman
    380/660..that is stock..i seen people go to 480/800...
    380/330 480/400
    That sounds pretty good (thats what the nVidia 5900 runs), but, once again, i am ignorant of the world of overclocking vid cards. I know you need some kind of program. :?:

    ...And where those specs from a card with or without that huge ass heatsink (I'm getting a Thermaltake Supertowers, so I'm begining to think spending the extra money on a card with big a' heatsink wouldn't be necessary).

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    http://www.clubic.com/ar/2088-3.html
    I found this review..and ddr2 doesn't sound very promising..

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    Quote Originally Posted by AsianBatman
    http://www.clubic.com/ar/2088-3.html
    I found this review..and ddr2 doesn't sound very promising..

    ...If only I read French...

    Oh well I still get the picture...I leaning toward the OEM 9800 Pro...with the money I save on that I can get a WD Raptor.

    Thanks for the help all.

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    I already provided a link:
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...102-268&depa=0
    The 5 out of 5 from 249 voters means something, I would think. :D
    It also has a higher clock speed than the other OEM card and is cheaper.

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