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#1 austinjb555

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 05:12 PM

For tomorrow, I could get this for $499:

http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/1892...sktop-Computer/

How good is the graphics card on that one?

Or, I can get a custom computer from a company that always fixes our computers, here are the specs, ~$799:

AMD Athlon II 250 processor (3.0GHz)
For you, 4GB DDR2 RAM
500GB Seagate AS Series Hard drive WITH A THREE YEAR WARRANTY
NVidia 9500 Video card, 667MHz processor, 1GB RAM onboard.
Samsung's DVDRW, the fastest one on the market,
52 Card Card Reader
Windowed case, you choice of neon


Which would have better performance, or overall be the better deal?

Thanks!

Edited by austinjb555, 26 November 2009 - 05:16 PM.


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#2 RainbowSix

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 09:57 PM

Both graphics cards are terrible, though out of the two the 9500GT is much better.

Edited by RainbowSix, 26 November 2009 - 09:57 PM.

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 06:31 AM

What do you want to do with these PCs?
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#4 austinjb555

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 07:38 AM

Ok, I got the HP. I'm not an extreme gamer, but I do want to be able to play COD decently with good FPS. Does anyone know of a decent graphics card for around $100, maybe a little higher? I'm guessing the HP has a PCI-E port, but I'm not sure.

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 12:51 PM

I believe it does. The 9800 GT would be a good card for your needs.
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Posted 28 November 2009 - 09:12 AM

I came across this, is it good? Obviously it has 1GB DDR3, but that's all I know that's good. It says DirectX10 compatible, but is there a posssibility it could run 11? Is it good for the price, or are there others?

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/PNY+-+NVIDIA+G...p;skuId=9262451

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Posted 28 November 2009 - 10:44 AM

That is not DirectX11 compatible. The only cards which can use DX11 are the Radeon HD 5 series.

Edited by RainbowSix, 28 November 2009 - 10:44 AM.

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Posted 28 November 2009 - 12:30 PM

But is it a decent card?

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Posted 28 November 2009 - 02:26 PM

Yes, it is a good card, but for only $25 more you could get a Radeon HD 5750 which has a lower power requirement and DirectX11 support.
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