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    suprafreak6's Avatar Suprafreak6 is Back!
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    i know nothing about graphics cards, all i know is they can be good or bad...
    i need a graphics card for less than 150. around 100 would be preferable...
    how do u know which card is better, by memory or what its confusing to me

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    Does your motherboard have an AGP 4/8x slot or Pci-e express 16?

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    Whats the card for? No point buying a $20 card if you want to play F.E.A.R or a $400 card if you want to look at your emails.


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    suprafreak6's Avatar Suprafreak6 is Back!
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    im building my first computer

    here is my stuff i have chosen, im on a tight budget

    MOBO
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138264

    CPU
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103533

    PSU
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817148008

    RAM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145526

    HARDDRIVE
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144184

    CASE
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811144001

    thats pretty much it, its my first build though

    i play games but im on a budget so thats why im askin for help
    Last edited by suprafreak6; 10-17-2005 at 12:41 AM.

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    then the best card you can get for 150$ is a 6600gt
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150098

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    u also picked the wrong ram pin, ur mobo supports 184(ddr400, 3200), that ram pin is 280(ddr533 4200)

    your budget is better than mine, i envy you lol :p

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    Why buy a motherboard with onboard graphics if you intend to buy a graphics card?

    Onboard Video Chipset nVIDIA GeForce 6100
    In fact that onboard video looks quite good.

    You have also shown me a board and chipset I wasn't aware of. New material to study!
    Last edited by Virtualbody1234; 10-17-2005 at 01:37 AM.

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    wait so can anyone point out a ram that would be right for me (preferablly cosair and 2X 512mb to equal 1024) for as cheap as possible and how good is that onboard graphics because i read somewhere that onboard graphics are bad

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    2x512MB DDR400 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145440


    This is a very new motherboard with Nvidia 6100 onboard. I cannot tell you yet how good it is but it's not for extreme gaming performance but still quite good.

    Here is another motherboard with even better onboard graphics: http://www.pcstats.com/releaseview.cfm?ReleaseID=1301

    If you really are looking for an advanced gaming system then choose a board without onboard graphics.
    Last edited by Virtualbody1234; 10-17-2005 at 02:48 AM.

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    well i play counterstrike 1.6 and source and some old games...im going to start playing some new games maybe like battlefield do u think i should use onboard and then later on upgrade?

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