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#1 awg1011

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Posted 25 December 2007 - 09:02 PM

I'm going to be doing some PC upgrades, New MB, CPU, DDR2 memory, and video card.

Of the two video cards I'm looking at one has 64-bit 256 MB GDDR2 onboard (512 MB shared) and the other has 128-bit 128 MB DDR, with the clock speeds being the same on both cards. The 64-bit card is a GeForce 6200 chipset and the 128-bit is a GeForce 6600 chipset and both cards cost the same.

Which is better, the higher bit or the higher memory?

I'm not at all in to gaming and only have one game, Uru, which runs very slow with my current pci GeForce 5200 FX. I'm not to fussy about video quality in Uru but I would like it to be better than it is currently.

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Posted 26 December 2007 - 07:29 AM

I believe the 6600 would perform better then the 6200.
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Posted 26 December 2007 - 10:54 AM

I have a 6600LE and it rocks....

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Posted 26 December 2007 - 11:20 AM

I set a price limit to 100$ for newegg, selected best rating and pci-e

these cards will run circles around those you quoted

with rebates there are some very attractive deals, by raising the price limit you will get better cards

with video cards, the sky is the limit(and your wallet)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList....PCI+Express+x16

of course I don't really think it's a good idea to gut an older computer and replace part of the components, things like power supplies will probably fail

an all new computer makes more sense, sell the old one

Edited by DaChew, 26 December 2007 - 11:23 AM.

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Posted 26 December 2007 - 07:55 PM

I set a price limit to 100$ for newegg, selected best rating and pci-e

these cards will run circles around those you quoted

with rebates there are some very attractive deals, by raising the price limit you will get better cards

with video cards, the sky is the limit(and your wallet)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList....PCI+Express+x16

of course I don't really think it's a good idea to gut an older computer and replace part of the components, things like power supplies will probably fail

an all new computer makes more sense, sell the old one



Chewy, all I'm reusing is the case, CD/DVD drives, and card reader, I already have a brand new PSU. The only thing that is more than a year old is one of the CD/DVD drives.

As I mentioned, I'm not in to gaming and only have one older game. This PC is for general stuff like web surfing, Quick books, and stuff like that and will be running XP and Linux, and several times a year of Uru.

I haven't decided yet which MB I'm getting, if I choose the cheaper one I may be able to budget in a slightly higher end vid card (my wallet is my limit), I am kind of liking a couple of the 8500GTs for 79.99.

Thanks for the advice everyone.

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Posted 26 December 2007 - 08:24 PM

this time i took that list and sorted out low price, mail in rebate and free shipping

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList....e=Free+Shipping

there's nothing wrong with bang for the buck budget shopping
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Posted 26 December 2007 - 10:35 PM

Thanks allot Chewy, I'll check it out. :thumbsup:




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