I Want A Video Card

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Sord, Aug 25, 2006.

  1. Sord

    Sord Well-Known Member

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    ok my birday is in like 2 months so im looking around at things i may want and i have came up with 2 video cards.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16814102681
    x1300 pro
    $130
    600MHZ Core clock
    1000MHZ Memory clock

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16814131007
    x800gto
    $90
    400MHZ Core clock
    980MHZ Memory clock

    And i read a few reviews and it said that the x800gto got 80+ FPS on CS:S
    and the x1300 only got 70. Well im pretty sure i want Halo 3 for my bday also so i dont want to go with a super expencive card $130 is probly as high as they will spend on it but that still may be a little high if im getting halo also, but dont read this part just tell me which is better.
     
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    flantesauce Active Member

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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList....&SubCategory=48

    It's maybe uncessary but get one of these and you'll be set for a while =D

    well.."And i read a few reviews and it said that the x800gto got 80+ FPS on CS:S and the x1300 only got 70. " that depends if their utilizing their settings and board's.

    I have a friend that has a 6800gt but has poor fps in Source cause of his board.

    I'm leaning towards the 2nd card but theres plenty better ones just for a little bit more
     
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    xlink GR's Tech Enthusiast

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    you are comparing a low-wnd x1k series card to a higher end x series card... no duh the x1300 get's beat down...

    x800GTO is certainely a better card.

    too bad you can use neither because your relic PC does not have a PCI express slot, the PSU would crap out and drivers under windwos 98 are somewhat-poor in comparison to their winNT counterparts.

    I'd suggest a CPU and ram change before a new GFX card in your situation, just reuse that POS MX440

    I'm guessing 6 months due to the simple fact that they don't use a unified shader architecture/ lack of direct X 10 support....
    he'd also need an external/supplementary PSU for that
     
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    Lucky punk with a credit card >-:[

    I'm hopefully getting ATI x1850XT or w/e it's called soon.
     
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    My current card is not a 440 its a 4000 thats PCI-E and i dont use Windows98 i use xp where did u come up with this stuff

    so i can use the x800gto
     
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    you said in another post that "My mobos not that old like 2-4 years i can esily check wat kind of ram i need but right now i only need 900mhz"
    You won't have a PCI-E slot, I'd be suprised if you have AGP. I'd suspect you're on integrated as of right now, but download cpu-z from here then click the mainboard tab and you'll see for yourself.
     
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    I just looked inside my pc and its a PCI-E for sure
     
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    xlink GR's Tech Enthusiast

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    PCI-e wasn't out 2 years ago, atleast not to midend systems.

    if I am not mistaken, didn't you have a 900mhz celeron ssytem with only PCI slots? PCI is quite diferent than PCI-e, entirely diferent, incompatable standards.

    and I admit i was wrong when I said 98... to me it's just a natural thought to match your OS to your hardware, and 98SE is better suited to the described system as compared to XP which is comparatively resource hungry.

    out fo curioustity, is it a Tualatin based celeron, or a williamatte based celeron?
     
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    the slot looks like the 2 long ones from here?

    NOT the bottom one
     
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    Sord Well-Known Member

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    so what is the other one called?
     
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    Since he surely wont listen to us, attempting to prevent him from wasting his money, we should just wait till he comes back when it doesn't fit. A "We told you so" probably won't do it justice, but it'd be a start

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    the bottom one is PCI
     
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    Ok i have PCI i only thought it was PCI-E because i know there was PCI in it, I think i should get a new mobo, right? so can someone direct me to like a 40-50 Mobo that will work with my cleareon and PCI-E
     
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    X800GTO
     
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    get one thats 17000 :) its leeeeetttt
     
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    both of you like.. maybe.. shut up?

    Don't get a mobo+gpu, there is no point of an upgrade like that with that celeron.

    I would personally go with this little upgrade --

    processor - $85
    AMD Althon 64 3200+ Socket AM-2
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16819103637

    motherboard - $57
    Asus AM-2
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16813131036


    Might be a better choice out there for the motherboard, but you can wait for someone (that is educated) to give their input.

    Next would be a RAM upgrade, then a gpu upgrade.
     

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