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Windows 7: Card help!


23 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit OEM
 
 
Card help!

I currently have a NVIDIA Geforce 6600. It's done the job and still going but I'am thinking about an upgrade. I'am not a fan of ATI so I'am looking at NVIDIA and the gaming Geforce series. I have a Mid range gaming PC and want to keep it this way. I like the look of the 9600GT Version. It's a BANG-FOR-BUCK card. Anyone agree to get this or do I need more or less power.

Later I would like to turn this PC into a decent mid range High Defenition/Gaming computer for watching Blu-Ray movies and Gaming.

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24 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Coco15 View Post
I currently have a NVIDIA Geforce 6600. It's done the job and still going but I'am thinking about an upgrade. I'am not a fan of ATI so I'am looking at NVIDIA and the gaming Geforce series. I have a Mid range gaming PC and want to keep it this way. I like the look of the 9600GT Version. It's a BANG-FOR-BUCK card. Anyone agree to get this or do I need more or less power.

Later I would like to turn this PC into a decent mid range High Defenition/Gaming computer for watching Blu-Ray movies and Gaming.
Since you say HD/gaming/BluRay I'd make sure whatever card you get has 1 GB (or more) of video RAM and both DVI and HDMI output ports. There are plenty of great cards out there for $100-$200, what's your budget?

The Nvidia vs ATi battle is very much like Ford vs Chevy... they both make fine products. Mainly it boils down to what you like and what you can afford.

IMHO
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24 Mar 2010   #3

 

And which games you are going to be playing????
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24 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I used a BFG 9600GTOC with my machine until
I went back to ATI and was happy with the card.
It was a long card though and just fit in my box.
It is running in my youngest son's machine now
and he is quite happy to have it.
I played @1680x1050 with all the candy turned on
in games like LFD1&2,Wolfensein,Bioshock,TF2 etc...
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24 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit OEM
 
 

My Budget is allways is limited I say $100-$150 and that's it. Now reading the recommendations for Blu-ray support you need at least 256MB and 512 Recommended. This is buget talking about here (Not High end or very High end).
512MB is going to do me.

So any cards you recommend for $150.00 or less and with 512MB Video RAM.
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24 Mar 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Coco15 View Post
My Budget is allways is limited I say $100-$150 and that's it. Now reading the recommendations for Blu-ray support you need at least 256MB and 512 Recommended. This is buget talking about here (Not High end or very High end).
512MB is going to do me.

So any cards you recommend for $150.00 or less and with 512MB Video RAM.
Don't forget, your monitor has to be HDCP compliant as well.
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24 Mar 2010   #7

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit OEM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kipper View Post
And which games you are going to be playing????
Battle Feild 2
Starcraft
Alien Areana 2009
Warzone 2100
Left 4 Dead 2
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2

And others (I have too many to list now)!!
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24 Mar 2010   #8

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit OEM
 
 

"Don't forget, your monitor has to be HDCP compliant as well". Yes my monitor is HDCP Compliant got all that stuff. not long bought the monitor. I can use either VGA, DVI and HDMI.
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24 Mar 2010   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I'm guessing the resolution you have listed for your Dell
is a typo. At 1920x1080 you could play those games with a 9600Gt
but you would have to turn off most of the eye candy.
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24 Mar 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

512MB:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102824&cm_re=hd4850-_-14-102-824-_-Product

OR

1GB:
Newegg.com - XFX HD-485X-ZNFC Radeon HD 4850 1GB 256-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

If your running at 1080P resolution, the 1GB would off an advantage.

If 1680X1050 or lower, the 512MB will do just fine.

These are good performing cards for the money, Both offering a HDMI out.
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