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  • Started 5 years ago by lancex95
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lancex95
Posts: 120

ok some of you may remember me from not to long ago, i was building a computer for cheaper but it was supposed to be good though. I havent gotten time to get my mom to order the parts, but i am going to ask her very soon.

the thing is, i need a different graphics card, because the original one i was going to get is now a deactivated item on Newegg.com

Tower: Antec 900 @ $109.99

CPU: Core i7 920 @ $294.99

Motherboard: Asus P6T Deluxe @ $299.99

Video Card: EVGA 260 Core 216 overclocked @ $279.99

PSU: Tuniq Potency 750W, SLI Ready, 80 plus certifed @ $118.99

RAM: CORSAIR DOMINATOR 3GB (3 x 1GB) @ $119.00

HD: WD Caviar 250GB SATA @ $49.99

DVD Burner: LG GH22NS30 22x SATA @ $24.99

DVD Drive (OPTIONAL): Asus DVD-E818A3T 18x SATA @ $19.99

FINAL PRICE (SHIPPING + TAX Not Included): $1317.92

any recommendations?

original card:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6814130398

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madmacs
Posts: 1438

Hi lancex95, just have a look for any 260 Core 216 at newegg. They are all pretty much the same, give or take a few Mhz clock speed.

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raphoenix
Posts: 14920

lancex95,

Can't remember the MB configuration right off hand BUT remember that is the one I recommend. :) :)
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This will add to the price but I think called for because of the Great Build.

1. You need a total of (4) (EXACT) Matched HDs so you can take advantage of (all) controller modes.

2, You need (4) Gig of (EXACT) Matched Memory for 32Bit O/S max out.

3. Would add $10 Floppy Drive (It will come in handy - Believe me)

Optional:

Add (HARDWARE) Fax/Modem Card for Faxing.

Thinks to think about:

1. Wireless Card and Router.

2. Number of SATA Ports available verses the number of SATA devices you have and configuration.
(MB does have UDMA 6 IDE connection for DVDs, Etc. if needed)

3. Antec Power Supply instead of Tuniq.

4. Insure HDs have 32 Meg cache.

I need to download the machine manual again and DREAM..... :) :) :)

You Are Very Lucky so be Good to Your Mom !!

Best Regards,
Rick P.

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lancex95
Posts: 120

Trust me i am, overly often. Im the only one who helps her out around here since my dad had died so thats why shes agreeing to help me.

I just need to replace that graphics card because its gone now

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raphoenix
Posts: 14920

I understand.

Don't know what original price was.

EDIT:

Link Reference removed by poster.

Regards,
Rick P.

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lancex95
Posts: 120

how is this one compared to my original choice? same price

http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6814130433

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raphoenix
Posts: 14920

lancex95,

Let's ask some other members to comment.

I'm not that familiar with Newer GeForce Cards.

My Nvida cards are old.

Just reply back Ok.

Regards,
Rick P.

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lancex95
Posts: 120

trust me my nividia cards are no better, my most recent one is a GeForce FX5500 in a very old pc

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lancex95
Posts: 120

So does anybody else have any input on that selection?

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raphoenix
Posts: 14920

lancex95,

I'm still watching your post.

In case no one else answers, Make new post topic - @ScottW

Then insert this topic link from browser address bar.

Best Regards,
Rick P.

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0zSpitt
Posts: 1037

i've installed the geforce 9800 gt. so far i like it better than the others ive used

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Odeho19
Posts: 467

I've got the geforce 8600 GT, it came built into my Dell XPS 410, it's a little more than a year old, and works really well. I had heard of the card OzSpitt has, and that it is supposed to be VERY good.

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lancex95
Posts: 120

any links would be nice =p

and any opinions on the one i posted a couple posts above

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ScottW
Posts: 6609

lancex95, hello! I don't think that you can go wrong with the NVidia GTX 200 series GPUs. These are some of the fastest available to consumers, so if it fits your budget, go for it. Here's a link for you -- the most recent graphics performance charts at Tom's Hardware. Choose any of the available game tests or benchmarks and I am sure that you will find the GTX 260 consistently near the top of the charts. The only adapters likely to beat it are other NVidias higher in the 200 series (e.g. GTX 280), two cards in SLI or CrossFireX (e.g. 2x ATI HD3870), or a dual GPU card (e.g. ATI HD4870 X2).

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