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    Default Card step up

    So i was thinking about getting a new video card for christmas but im not sure what to get. Im looking for a step up from my current card which is a NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700 Ultra (128MB). I want something at a decent price and something that can handle 2 monitors and has improved graphics from the 5700. I found the Chaintech GeForce 6600 GT which can be found here http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&sku=C460-7023

    But still im not sure. Any suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knucklesx40
    So i was thinking about getting a new video card for christmas but im not sure what to get. Im looking for a step up from my current card which is a NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700 Ultra (128MB). I want something at a decent price and something that can handle 2 monitors and has improved graphics from the 5700. I found the Chaintech GeForce 6600 GT which can be found here http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&sku=C460-7023

    But still im not sure. Any suggestions?

    That card is PCI Express in the link, you will most likely need a card that is AGP if you use your current mainboard.
    What exactly are you trying to run that doesn't work with the FX 5700 ulta card? That should be O.K. with most stuff at a defualt setting. I know the one I use to own was O.K. for most things. Updating to the 6600 GT would be a slight improvement but its possible that your other hardware isn't up to snuff, and the gain you'd get would most certainly depend on that also.
    Last edited by Spongebob; 11-26-2005 at 01:07 AM.

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    well i actually just want things to look better in games and such.

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    You still need a decient computer in order to run a good graphics card.

    What are your system specs?
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    Antec P180, OCZ Powerstream 520W, DFI nF4 SLI-DR Expert, AMD X2 4400 w/XP120(2.6GHz@1.45v), 2x1GB OCZ Platnium PC3200, BFG 7900GT@592/800(1.6), WD 250GB SATA, Maxtor 120GB IDE, LG DVD/CD Combo(black), Sony DRU-810 DL DVD Burner(black)
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    Pentium 4 Cpu 3.00Ghz 1.5GB of RAM
    what else do u need

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    A 6600gt will provide more than just alittle improvement in new games. Whats your budget.

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    oh i would say i wouldnt want to go much over $150

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    Default Re: Card step up

    Quote Originally Posted by Knucklesx40
    Pentium 4 Cpu 3.00Ghz 1.5GB of RAM
    what else do u need

    The CPU is good but what about your mainboard? Does it really have a PCI express port for the card you are considering?
    If you can use PCI express the 6600GT would probably be a good choice in my opinion considering your price range, I think they also make an AGP version but I could be wrong. Another card that would outperform your current GeForce card would be an X700 for around $100 US, and I'm guessing your current PSU (Power supply unit) would have no problem powering it considering the card your using now.
    Last edited by Spongebob; 11-26-2005 at 10:05 AM.

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    I think he is using a AGP motherboard.

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    how can i check

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